How to Prepare Your Artwork

To avoid order delays, read through this artwork guide before placing your order. Please note that web images are not satisfactory for print or foil stamping, as the file size will be too small. If you have any questions prior to ordering, call us at 1-800-346-3063 or send us an email.

Accepted File Formats: PDF, AI, EPS, PSD, JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF, and PNG

Maximum File Size: 10MB. For larger upload privileges, please contact us to receive credentials for our FTP server.

Adobe Illustrator

  • Save vector graphics as an EPS file
  • Multiple spot-color art should be saved ONLY as a vector graphic
  • All text must be converted to outlines
  • Pictures should be a minimum resolution of 300 dpi
  • Placed images and line art must have a resolution of 600–1200 dpi

Adobe Photoshop

  • Save halftone photos as TIFF, EPS, or JPG
  • Save layered files as PSD. DO NOT flatten
  • Must be a minimum of 300 dpi
  • Convert photos to CMYK/Grayscale, NOT RGB
  • Black and white images and line art must be 600–1200 dpi

Adobe PDF

  • Save with editing capabilities
  • All color TIFF images must be a minimum of 300 dpi and converted to CMYK
  • Embed all fonts

Vector EPS

  • Save vector graphics as an EPS file
  • Pictures must be a minimum of 300 dpi
  • Export as an Illustrator file if possible

Guidelines for Foil Imprinted Logos

Your imprinted photo folders, frames, or cards will look best if you submit a black and white vector logo with clean lines. Remove any gradients, drop shadows, or very fine lines (fine lines may not imprint correctly). If you cannot supply us with satisfactory art, we may be able to assist you. See the examples below:

While good for print, there is no definition in the logo as to what will be foil imprinted and what will be left as negative space.

The black portions of this logo are what will be imprinted. There are no fine lines, so no detail will be lost.


How to Use Our Templates for Custom Printed Photo Folders

You can download the appropriate template direct from the product page (for custom printed products only). Templates are available in PDF format, so you can open them in Photoshop or Illustrator. Here are some tips for using our templates:

  • Bleed: If your photo folder will have any bleed (ie, the artwork goes to the edge of the folder), make sure you extend the design past the folder's edge by 1/8".
  • Layers: Please leave your finalized artwork in a separate layer than the die line (don't flatten).
  • Fonts: While we have a large collection of fonts, we might not have the exact one you are using. Please outline all fonts or send us the font files.

Please Note: We will print your artwork exactly as you place it on the template. To avoid any printing discrepancies, please request a proof when placing your order. As these products are custom made, we highly recommend taking advantage of our free proofing services.