This guide will help you prepare your electronic files and send them. If you find any situation that is not covered in this guide, or if you have additional questions, please contact us at (303) 437-1474. Incorrectly prepared files can cause production delays.

Quick Checklist

  • Readable texts

  • Check for spelling errors in the text

  • Submit the correct page layout

  • Use the established margins

  • The graph must match the dimensions specified

  • All linked files, images, and fonts must be placed in separate folders

  • Colors in mode CMYK


You should add 1/8 of an inch of bleed to the edge of the photos and designs so that there is no white space or a border around the art. It is also important to keep the text at least 1/4 inch apart from the edge of the paper or cut line. This helps prevent accidental cuts

Color Specifications

Previews are not a safe measurement tool for color accuracy. The colors can be affected by the resolution of the monitor, the calibration of the screen and / or lighting.

To achieve the desired color in the press, digital files refer to accurate color and percentage models. Please make sure that all colors are in CMYK mode for color accuracy and better quality.


Image Resolutions

  • All images and photos must be 300 dpi

  • The text should be 1200 dpi

  • Display values must be between 133 lpp and 150 lpp

Application Guidelines

Here are the file requirements for each application. If you have any questions, please contact our graphic arts department at (303) 437-1474.

Adobe Photoshop

  • Files must be 300 dpi to 100% real size for "offset" quality playback

  • The files should be saved in PDF format (include all sources and set the display value of 133 lpp) 

Digital Proofing

We provide PDF files as electronic proofs online. These digital proofs are intended to show the design elements and their work, but do not guarantee color accuracy. If color accuracy is of the utmost importance to you, please request proof of hard copy. Once the color of sea approved, with the printing of your product.