Files for printing should be submitted in a High-Res PDF, RGB Tiff or RGB jpg (12 compression) format with .5” bleed on all 4 sides. We do not need any printer or crop marks. Please keep all logos, type, and critical information at least 2” in from the visual edge of the graphic. For more detailed instructions see below.

PDF File Instructions

Standard: Select None
Compatibilty: Select Acrobat 8 (PDF 1.7)

Save As a High Quality PDF. We do not accept Press Quality PDF Files


Avoid using highly-compressed jpg files, gif and png images and images taken from a web page.

Photoshop File Instructions

Color Space: For best results start and stay in RGB. Convert to “Adobe RGB 1998” if no profile has been attached. If you are working in CMYK, stay in CMYK and assign “U.S. Web Coated Swop v2”. Scale: Work at 1/10, 1/3, 1/2, or 1/1 ratio. Resolution (pixels per inch): 100dpi at final size. Bleed: 1/2 inch top, bottom, left and right. Fonts: All type usage must be rasterized. Image Compression: Off. Layers: Flatten all files. Save As Tiff, or High Quality PDF with .5” Bleed on all 4 sides. Your design should be ready to go.


Avoid using highly-compressed jpg files, gif and png images and images taken from a web page.

Illustrator File Instructions

Color Space: Pantone Coated is preferred or CMYK, NO RGB COLORS in your design. Scale: Work at 1/10, 1/3, 1/2, or 1/1 ratio. Resolution of placed images (pixels per inch) See Above. Bleed: 1/2 inch top, bottom, left and right. Fonts: All type usage must be outlined. Save As: High Quality PDF with.5” Bleed on all 4 sides.


Avoid using highly-compressed jpg files, gif and png images and images taken from a web page.

InDesign/Quark File Instructions

Color Space: Pantone Coated is preferred or CMYK, NO RGB COLORS in your design. Work at 1/10, 1/3, 1/2, or 1/1 ratio. Resolution of placed images (pix-els per inch) See Above. Bleed: 1/2 inch top, bottom, left and right. Support art (placed images): Must be embedded. Image Compression: Off. Save As High Quality PDF with .5” Bleed on all 4 sides.


Avoid using highly-compressed jpg files, gif and png images and images taken from a web page.