American Business Card has prepared and provided you with the following guidelines to better assist you with your digital file and custom submission to ensure quality finished artwork. Improperly prepared files can cause delays in manufacturing.
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A ⅛” border must be added to photos and designs that bleed to the edge. This is so there is no white space or border showing around your artwork. It’s also important to keep the text at least ¼” away from the paper edge or trim line to prevent accidental cropping of your design where it shouldn’t.
Print previews are not the best way to measure color accuracy. Colors on the file might be affected depending on the monitor you're using, it’s calibration, screen resolution and lighting. Many Pantone colors show a color shift when converted to the 4-color process (CMYK).
We provide PDF files as digital soft proofs. These proofs show you the complete layout, design and elements of your artwork, but do not guarantee 100% accuracy of color. If your color accuracy is crucial, please feel free to ask us for a hard copy of your proof as we’d like to guarantee your satisfaction.
Scan all transparencies and line are at 100% of the final size unless the size is prohibitive. If this situation may occur you can scan at ¼ or ½ of the final size.