The Following are the Art Specs for all Printing Products

In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.

We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.

    1. Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, black). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
    2. Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
    3. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don’t place crop marks inside the work area.)
    4. Artwork should have 1/8″ (0.125″) bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
    5. Safe Area is the 1/8″ (0.125″) area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
    6. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8″ (0.125″) inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.

For Illustrator .AI, .EPS and .PDF 
Please be sure to do the following to your file:

– Convert all fonts to outlines
– Make sure all placed images are 300 dpi and are linked to the file
– Convert all colors to Spot Colors (PMS/Pantone Colors)
– Save art at the physical dimensions that you would like it to be printed

For PhotoShop .PS, .Tiff or .JPG Files
Please be sure to do the following to your file:

 Create art at the physical size that you want it to be printed including bleed and save files at 300dpi 
– Please be sure all layers are flattened.
– Please discard all unused layers.

Please indicate if there are any Pantone PMS colors that need to be matched. If no colors are indicated we will
match the ink colors as closely as possible to the way your supplied artwork looks on our monitors.

If your files are too large for email, please send your files  via www.yousendit.com, www.sendspace.com or www.google.com/drive. Please include your name/company name and design name in the subject.

NOTE: We prefer not to work from 72 dpi files that are commonly found on the internetThey will print badly. If files are low resolution and print fuzzy, customer takes all responsibility. Digital Proofs will be provided before printing.

Please send all art ready to print. If it needs work, you may be charged an art fee. We will, of course, let you know before hand, so you can authorize any additional changes.

ART APPROVAL
Art approvals will be sent via e-mail within a reasonable time after order has been placed. The digital mock-up must be approved or acknowledged with a response within 24 hours. If you do not approve the mock up within 24 hours your order may be delayed. After approvals are signed or consented via e-mail there will be no changes. *Note: Hino Designs is not responsible for delays in production due to delayed approval of the digital mock- up. Please be sure to check your mock-up for artwork accuracy such as: color, placement, spelling and product information.

If have any questions concerning submitting art, please give us a call or contact our art department with the form below. We will be happy to help you out with the process.