Custom Printed Magnets - Artwork Guidelines

All jobs require vector or raster artwork.

  • Vector artwork is preferred
  • If raster artwork is the only art available
    600dpi is required for best results.

Software and/or File Format

  • Illustrator (CS4) .ai
  • InDesign (CS4) .indd
  • Photoshop (CS4) .psd
    (.psd is raster artwork)
  • .tif (if raster is acceptable, see above)
  • .pdf (fonts must be converted)

Vector Artwork is required to avoid additional charges and additional time...

  • Artwork must be submitted at actual size of finished product.
  • All fonts must be converted to outlines/paths.
  • All placed/linked images must be embedded or included separately.
  • All images must include the required bleed if necessary.
  • A color copy or jpg indicating cut should be submitted for reference.
  • Cut/Die line should always be clearly indicated with an unused spot color.

Methods for Submitting Artwork

Preferred: Email and/or Website (contact customer service for details), CD-R/RW

  1. Include a jpg or PDF for reference
  2. Convert all fonts to paths/outlines
  3. Include or embed all placed images
  4. Submit artwork at actual size
  5. Identify all spot colors6. Allow for bleed if necessary
  1. Allow for bleed if necessary
  2. Submit the original file if possible
  3. Never flatten/merge the layers of a .psd
  4. Indicate the cut/die line clearly
  5. Verify art meets all Artwork Guidelines
Cut Margin: All essentilal details must be 1/8" in from the finished edge of the product.

Note that bleed borders must meet or exceed our minimum cut margin.

Bleed: Bleed is the distance the ink extends past the finished edge of the product before final cutting. Standard minimum bleed is 1/8" (.125"). Raster files must allow for the required bleed when submitted because they are not editable like vector files.