Setting Up Your Artwork For Print
How Do I Set Up Print Ready Artwork?
Each different print method will have some common factors and some different requirements depending on the print method, product type and options like custom shape die cutting, foil stamping or spot gloss printing.
A Picture Is Worth At Least 300 Dpi
What file types can I submit for printing?
We recommend saving as a .PDF as they are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. You may also send the file in the following types: ai, psd, cdw, jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, eps, and png. We prefer that you send .PDF with embedded or outlined fonts.
Each print and finish process h...
What is a bleed and why do I need it?
Bleed is the extra space on the edge of the design required for cutting. We require 1/8" bleed on each edge. Bleed must extend past the cut-line and will be trimmed from the product during the final cutting phase. When the image is required to extend all the way to the edge, bleed is needed to p...
What resolution should my files be?
For most of our products, you should always submit artwork at 300dpi. Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around.
For Large Format Prints, Outdoor or Indoor Banners and Banner Stands can be submitted at a minimum of 15...
Do you offer graphic design or typesetting services?
Yes, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced graphic designers in house. All design work from typesetting to creation is billed at the same rate and we only design projects that will be printed at Clubcard. Our graphic design rate is $100.00 per hour billed in 15 minute increments ($25 p...
Glossary Of Printing Terms
If you don't understand what we are talking about when using all our printing terminology, this might help. Here we've collected some of the terms and definitions to help you learn what we are talking about.
Gatefold sheet bound into a publication, often used for a map or chart. Also...
What's the problem with borders?
Due to the shifting that occurs during double sided printing (duplex printing) and the trimming process, you may end up with uneven borders. For best results we recommend removing the borders completely to avoid the risk of uneven borders. If you insist on having borders, make sure that they exte...
Common Colour Questions
Q. "Can you convert the colours in my file?"
A. We always suggest that you convert the colours in your files to match your personal expectations. We truly want you to be thrilled with your printed materials and know it's best if you choose the conversion values matched to your personal taste. If ...
Templates For File Setup
We have tons of templates to help you setup your print ready files. Find our list of the templates on our website here: https://www.clubcard.ca/pages/templates