FTP Access & Artwork Guidelines
To help us ensure a great graphic layout, below is an overview of our graphic requirements.
Ensure all files are properly named along with your company’s name and updated in all layouts and file names. Have the correct file extension name (ie. .eps/ .tif/ .ai/ … etc.) Always leave the files layered for minor adjustments if required. Once you have successfully uploaded files, please notify us by e-mail or phone of file name and description.
PDF: Ensure file is high resolution and is at print size or proportionally scaled.
PHOTOSHOP: All files should be final size at minimum 100 dpi resolution.
ILLUSTRATOR: Provide linked files as apposed to embedding them and convert strokes and fonts to outlines, save in Illustrator .ai format.
INDESIGN: Include all fonts and linked files ( creation size of linked files must be at 100 dpi resolution when enlarged.)
QUARK: Beware that maximum output size in Quark is 400% of the creation size and linked files must be at 100 dpi resolution when enlarged. Illustrator is a better choice.
COREL DRAW: Please convert all fonts to curves.
Please provide at least 0.5” around all layout, as well as accurate crop marks for trimming.
Provide an accurate updated hardcopy or PDF proof with each layout.
When possible supply pantone colour numbers. Where colour matching is critical, a hardcopy proof is helpful.
Supply all logos and illustrated graphics in a vector format whenever possible.
Include all fonts used in your file, or convert to outlines or curves.
FILE FORMAT GUIDE
Print-ready files are accepted in the following formats: