Please save, export, or convert your file to PDF format.

Preparing your PDF for Delivery & Production

All files must meet these requirements and be 100% complete.

Flattening Transparencies

Please make sure that when you are ready to save the project in pdf format you flatten all transparent objects.
PSD - Flatten Transparency

Photoshop

In Adobe Photoshop merge all the layers by selecting the “Image” menu then navigating to the “Flatten Image” option.

AI - Flatten Transparency
AI - Flatten Transparency Options

Illustrator

Select All objects & layers, then click the “Object” menu and choose “Flatten Transparency” – Select the preset “High Resolution” and activate the “Convert Text To Outlines” and “Preserve Overprints…” this will convert the preset to “Custom”.

Exporting File

Refer to the settings below to correctly prepare your file for export.
Converting to CMYK

Color Mode

Please make sure that your project is designed in CMYK. Verify the format is in the CMYK color mode before saving to PDF. In Photoshop the selected mode should be  “Image -> Mode -> CMYK”.

Die Lines

Die Lines must be left editable, If submitting a job with a standard die please remove it and specify which die you would like. Our Prep Dept. will place a removable die for proofing reasons.

Print Marking Guides

Bleeds

Please make sure that when you are ready to save the project in pdf format you include an 1/8 inch bleed on all sides, even if one side doesn’t bleed. It is necessary in order to keep the artwork centered to include the same bleed on all sides.