We work with several designers who submit their print-ready files and we just do the printing. Our printers use specific design parameters that need to be used when creating your designs.
Use the following guidelines when setting up your files to make sure your designs are submitted correctly and can start production as quickly as possible.
Open a new document in Photoshop that is .1 inch wider & taller than your desired final print size; 5x7 shown here. Enter “350” for the Resolution in Pixels/Inch. Set Color Mode as “CMYK Color,” then press “Create.”
(Use .325 inches for rounded corners or .125 inches for 5x14 Gatefold.)
In your new document, use guides to line up your trim (shown in pink) .05 inches from the edge and safe zone (shown in blue) .125 inches from the edge. Background images should extend past the bleed edge (shown in black). We recommend using guides in Photoshop because those will not show up on final files.
Ensure that all graphics (especially photos) are the highest resolution possible, and that nothing is misspelled or missing. Anthology Print cannot accept responsibility for low-resolution images or files submitted with errors, so make sure to review everything carefully to ensure that files are correct and complete before submitting them.
After you have saved your own layered files, save a flattened copy for submission. To do that, use the “Save As” function and choose .JPG from the “Format” drop down menu. Save “As a Copy” in highest resolution and e-mail the files to email@example.com
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (208) 206-3504, or you can click the “Book Now” tab above to set up a free, 15-minute Information Appointment to get an in-office review of your files.