Ace Printing

General file specifications

    Prepping File

    1. We accept either Mac based or compatible PC files.

    2. Accepted file formats are: PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPG
      NOTE: Text that is raster-based will be "screened" or "halftoned".
    3. The effective resolution on raster based images should be 300-400 dpi.
    4. The effective resolution on line-art should be 800-1200 dpi.
    5. All colors and graphics must be converted to either process CMYK or grayscale (not RGB or spot color) for 4-color process printing.
    6. Bleeds must be 1/8".
    7. A 1/8" margin from the trim edge for critical text should be kept.
    8. Large black solid areas should have the CMYK percentages of 40% Cyan, 40% Magenta, 20% Yellow, and 100% Black.
    9. Text in Illustrator, InDesign, Freehand, and Corel Draw must be converted to outlines, curves, or paths prior to exporting to EPS format.
    10. Note the following graphic for layout for the 4.25" x 6" card. The same measurements using the bottom right corner as a starting point can be applied to all sizes of cards.

    postcard layout