We print on much larger sheets of paper than 8.5 x 11 and our software will automatically print as many items as it can per sheet. When you’re ready to print, please send your files sized exactly as you want them printed (accounting for bleed), with no extra white space or additional versions on a sheet.
This means we want your file as it’s desired dimension – i.e. if you are printing standard sized business cards, we want your file sized at 2 x 3.5 inches with just one business card in the canvas space.
Tip: Make a physical mockup of your booklet by folding sheets of paper. Indicate the cover, and specific pages to ensure that pages get placed in the correct order.
Tips for Advanced Users
- Work in an RGB rather than CMYK color space because RGB contains more colors. (if your file was created in CMYK, keep it in CMYK because going from a smaller color space to a larger space will have no effect)
- Under the “Edit” menu, select “Assign Color Profile.” (the Assign Color Profile will appear)
- Make sure that “Adobe RGB (1998)” is the setting.
- Do not rasterize or flatten any text layers.
- When saving, select “Photoshop PDF” as the format.
- The “Save Adobe PDF” window will appear.
- Make sure that the “Embed Color Profile” box is checked and that Adobe RGB (1998) is the color space.
Illustrator and InDesign:
- Under the file menu, select export (the “Export” window will appear)
- At the bottom, set Format to “Adobe PDF (Print).
- Then save. The “ExportAdobe PDF” window will appear.
- On the left, select the “General” tab.
- Select adobe preset as, “Press Quality.”(if your document contains bleeds) on the left, select the “Marks and Bleeds” tab. Ignore the top section dealing with marks.
- Select, “Use Document Bleed Settings,” if the document was set up with bleeds to begin with.
- On the left, select the “Output” tab.
- set Color Conversion to “convert to destination”
- set Destination to “Document RGB-Adobe RGB (1998)
- set Profile Inclusion Policy to “Include Destination Policy”
- click export