Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about printing.
What is a bleed?
What image resolution do you require?
What color mode should my file be?
What type of files do you accept?
Offset printing or digital printing?
What is a bleed?

Bleeds are required in all artwork with an image that extends the trim edge of the product. Add 3mm to each side to allow for cutting. For example, for a 90mmx50mm business card with full bleed, the image size should be submitted at 96mmx56mm.

What image resolution do you require?

For printed images, the resolution is 300 dpi. Your document size has to be 300 DPI for perfect final print results.

What color mode should my file be?

All color mode must be in CMYK which is the proper mode for printing. RGB is for web. If files are submitted in RGB, there will be a slight change in color and will not result in best quality.

What type of files do you accept?
  • AI: Adobe Illustrator
  • PSD: Adobe Photoshop
  • PDF: Portable Document File
  • EPS: Encapsulated Postscript
  • INDD: Adobe InDesign
  • JPG/JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • PNG: Portable Network Graphics
Offset printing or digital printing?

Offset printing is ideal when you need large quantities and/or flexible color, paper and sizing options. Digital printing is ideal for lower quantity projects, and when you need a quick turnaround. We will work with you to select the print method best suited to your project and budget.