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PsPrint requires .125" bleeds on all four sides of your artwork (i.e., 4"x6" postcard image with bleeds would have dimensions of 4.25" x 6.25" in your artwork file.) If your image has a white border on all four sides, bleeds are recommended but not required. If your image is not white on all four sides, you MUST include bleeds in your files. More information about bleeds.
The cutting process for printed materials has a mechanical tolerance of about .0625 or 1/16 of an inch. When using a border in your artwork, it is essential that your design use at least .25 or 1/4 of an inch of white space from your border to the cut line to maintain a symmetrical appearance. More information about borders.
You must make sure there are no hidden characters in your artwork.
Every font field ends with an infinity symbol . If there are symbols in your artwork without any type before then delete those type fields or make sure those fonts are outlined.
Type>Show Hidden Characters
For an image to print properly, the image must be at least 300 pixels per inch (PPI) at the final output
size. DO NOT tryy to change from a low resolution to a higher one by increasing the DPI in your imaging program. More information about resolution.
Changing resolution the correct way.
Filter > Colors > Convert to
The color mode of submitted files must be CMYK. If your files are submitted using any other color standard, such as RGB or Pantone, they will be converted to CMYK. Conversion from one color standard to another may cause colors to shift. More information about CMYK color mode.
Gradients are commonly used in printing and in most instances produce good results. Gradients can be represented in a file as a mathematical equation (Vector) or rendered by the application into a series of pixels (Raster). Whether created as rasters or vectors, gradients below 10% may not reproduce accurately. More information about gradients.
When you want an area of solid black within a document, 100% black (K) will not result in a solid, saturated black. Instead, use Rich Black, as represented by C:50% / M:40% / Y:40% / K:100%.
Save file as Illustrator EPS
You must "Export" your file to an EPS. Using the "Save As" will not work with our system.
If you are exporting your file to a PDF, please make sure that the PDF version is Acrobat 4.
Make sure you choose Acrobat 4.0 and check boxes Embed All Fonts and Generate Thumbnails.