We accept and support the following formats:
Preferred File Formats:
• PDF, EPS, AI, TIFF
Acceptable File Formats:
• PSD, PS, IND, JPG (300dpi), PNG (300dpi)
*We do not accept Phone Screenshots, Word, Excel or Powerpoint files.
How to make a Microsoft PDF file: To avoid any delays, please save your Microsoft file as a PDF file from the original computer your artwork was created on to embed all fonts and images.
You need to have Adobe Acrobat to create the PDF.
- Right click on the name of your file.
- Choose convert to Adobe PDF.
- Save file.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, go online and make a free PDF: www.freepdfconvert.com
R & R Printing will be happy to correct your improperly submitted files as a “by the hour” intervention fee of $65/hr (1 hour minimum). Must have prior approval of the additional charges BEFORE intervention begins.
- For optimal printing quality, we prefer vector (or computer drawn) artwork over scans, copies and photographs.
- Remove any extra items in your files and keep illustrations clean.
- Proof read your files before uploading, R & R Printing cannot be responsible for customer- supplied print-ready files.
- All text should be converted to outlines, curves or paths depending on what program you are working with.
- We do NOT accept faxes.
- Make sure there is a file extension at the end of your naming convention. Ex: logo.PDF
Resolution, also known as DPI (Dots Per Inch) or PPI (Pixels Per Inch), can be described as the number of dots that fit horizontally and vertically into a one-inch space. Generally, the more dots per inch, the more detail captured and the sharper the resulting image.
- DO NOT try to change from a low resolution to a higher one by increasing the resolution in your imaging program. This will cause the image to print blurry and pixilated. This may also cause a delay on your order.
- Scanned images should be scanned at ACTUAL print size and at least 300 DPI resolution.
- A scanner must be preset to the proper resolution before the image is captured. Many scanners default to 150 DPI resolution.
- Set scanner to Grayscale or Color, do not scan in Bitmap.
CMYK Color Mode
Color mode must be in CMYK to be a print ready file. (CMYK is for printing, RGB is for screen and Web only.) If file(s) are submitted using any other color mode, such as RGB or Pantone, the file(s) will be converted to CMYK during preflighting. Conversion from one color standard to another may result in a colors shift or colors dropping out.
Black text should be 100K, not “Built” black.
- (C-0 / M-0 / Y-0 / K-100)
Large black areas over .5″ should use as “Built” black
- (C-50 / M-40 / Y-40 / K-100)
Bleeds are required in all artwork with an image extending to one of the borders. Add a quarter inch (0.125″) to each side to allow for cutting. For example, for a 3” x 2” business card with full bleed, the image size should be submitted at 3.75” x 2.25” (red box).
0.125″ (1/8”) on each edge of the card will be trimmed off during the cutting process. This will leave you a 3.5” x 2” standard business card (dotted box).
Your type (text) should be 0.125″ (1/8”) inside the cut box on each side. This will guarantee your text to not be cut off from your artwork (blue box).