FILES SUPPORTED (Mac and PC versions)
Adobe Illustrator (preferred)
High resolution Adobe Photoshop (layered, not flattened). Please make sure 0.0625″ bleed is added to all sides of artwork
InDesign (NOT for labels that require WHITE layer like foil labels or clear labels)
High Resolution JPEG, TIFF, or PNG
While we can usually work with native files in any of the formats above, our preferred formats are Adobe Illustrator format and SVG with all fonts converted to outlines and links embedded. Or you can send us the artwork package with all used fonts and links.
The easiest way to send us files is via our secure Sharefile, or call us at 919-309-0007.
If none of these options are workable for you, please send or bring us your USB drive with your files, links and fonts used.
FULL BLEEDS/LAYOUT REQUIREMENTS
A full bleed is when the color “bleeds” off the label. If your label design or background color is intended to cover the entire surface of the label, please note that we need a 1/16″ (0.0625″) bleed around each edge of the label. For example, if you have a 2″ x 1″ label where the color bleeds off the edges, you should size your design to 2.125″ x 1.125″ as this ensures a 1/16″ bleed around the entire label. It’s also wise to leave at least 1/16″ (0.0625″) of clear space (i.e. no significant design elements or text) inside the die-line to allow for slight shifts during die-cutting.
NEED DESIGN ASSISTANCE?
If you don’t have an appropriate computer file or finished design, we can help. Our internal designers are specialists at label design and know what works best on our presses. We charge very reasonable rates and happily provide no-obligation quotes before starting work. You will be consulted throughout the design process and will have ample opportunity to make changes if you choose. Our goal is to produce designs that YOU are comfortable with – after all, the labels are going on your products!
Please call us at 919-309-0007.
We are happy to help and will respond promptly.