Before sending us your wedding invitation design files, in PDF format, please make sure they meet the following requirements:

Type and Artwork

Vector-based type and artwork are the best options for letterpress printing. If you must use raster-based art, such as scanned calligraphy, you need to convert the scan into a 50% Threshold bitmap (.bmp) at 1200 pixels per inch.

Bleed

We need .125″ of bleed art for any part of your design that runs off the edge of the paper.

File Set-up Preferences

Submit your files as a Press-Ready PDF following the steps and meeting the Verify criteria below. We’ll review your files before any materials are ordered and will contact you if anything needs some attention.

Export a Press-ready PDF

  • Convert type to outlines.
  • Designate colors in Pantone Solid Uncoated or 100% Black CMYK.
  • Select Crop Marks and Registration Marks from the Marks and Bleeds section of the export dialog box.

Verify the PDF file

  • Open each exported file in Adobe Acrobat.
  • Select …/Print Production/Output Preview.
  • Verify that the art and text is specified in Process Black and/or the correct Pantone color channels by selecting and deselecting the appropriate check boxes.
  • Verify that no anti-aliasing is evident, pixels should only be black or white in a raster graphic that was converted to a .bmp file.

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