Artwork Setup Guidelines

The following guide will assist you with your electronic file preparation and submission. 

Supplied file(s) improperly prepared will cause delays in manufacturing and delivery time of your project. 

If you have a specific issue that is not covered by this or have questions, please contact us,  

by email 

or by Phone 905-624-5716  | 1-800-361-1618 

The following checklist will help as a guide for you to remember all details


(are they included or create outline)

Page layout  

(do you have the correct page size)


(have you set the proper margins)


(is the bleed set up if required)

Crop Marks  

(are the crop marks added to artwork)

Linked files  

(are all images, and fonts supplied or embedded)


(were all colours converted to CMYK mode)


are all images embedded)

Did I

forget something?

All images must be embedded or supplied when supplying 

Illustrator (Ai), PDF or EPS files. 

For best colour results image resolution should be converted 

to CMYK at 100dpi at final output size 

(if the artwork has been scaled to 10%, image resolution should be set up at 1000 dpi). 

When supplying PDF file, please ensure images are not compressed.

Adobe Photoshop PSD. files should be 300 dpi at 100% of final size

(embed all fonts and set the screen value to 133 dpi.) Best practice is supply a PDF file.

You can request  soft digital proofs as PDF files or a Hard copy proof.

Soft proofs only intend to show you the layout and design of your job. 

Please note that we cannot guarantee colour accuracy from PDF file soft proof. 

If it is of extreme importance to you and require colour accuracy, please ask for a hard copy proof. 

Scan all transparencies and line art at 100% of final size.

If you have any questions, please contact our graphics department.

By email 

or by Phone 905-624-5716

General Setup Guide 

(may vary in some situations)

Resource Centre

Download a .pdf  template for your project

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