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File Specifications

Print Works Design Specifications

Files accepted:

pdf, eps, tiff, png, jpg

We also accept InDesign CS3 or Quark files. These files must include the links and fonts. Publisher files and Word documents will be charged additional art time. All files must be accompanied by a pdf or jpg proof to show us what the completed project should look like.


  • Fonts must be embedded or outlined.
  • 300 dpi
  • cmyk color
  • Black text must be 100% black.
  • 1/8” bleeds
  • 1/8” margin to live area.

The illustration below shows bleeds and margins. Please contact our design department with questions.

An 1/8” bleed is required whenever you want color, a photo, or a graphic to go to the edge of the page. A bleed ensures that when cut, no white edge shows. You should also leave a 1/8” margin to any text or graphics to make sure they are not cut off.

Your file will need to be 1/4” wider and taller than the trim size. Example: business cards are 3.5 x 2”. Your file with bleeds would be 3.75” x 2.25”

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