To ensure your files are printed properly, please take the time to ensure you follow these simple rules when creating your print-ready files. For the best results of your custom stickers labels or other printing be sure to set your resolution to 300dpi when designing in your software.
Settings for Die Cut
Although we can get the die pretty much spot on it is important to allow for movement. Please make sure that your stroke is set to centre only at a thickness of 0.25pt and can be any colour and at least 3mm away from any edge.
WTF = What the Font?
Although we have a large selection of fonts, it is vital that you make sure that all fonts at time of designing are ‘CONVERTED to OUTLINES’ If your artwork does not have the fonts converted we will not be able to complete your order.
Artwork Files We Accept
We can accept the following files: PDF, JPG Ai, EPS, PNG Please note that a ‘Native Vector’ file will give the best results in printing. A JPG converted to PDF may result in blurry print. Remember 72dpi and RGB are web related images.
It’s Your Responsibility
It’s up to you! If you have checked the box that says you have read these instructions and understand how ‘we require artwork’ then the responsibility falls on you for any errors in your submitted artwork including any grammar or design errors.
If you are creating your file with Procreate. Please ensure that your resolution is set to 300dpi @ the canvas size you want to print your design. To clarify a little about how this works, you can create this between print resolution and pixel dimensions by deciding what page size you would like and calculating how many pixels you then need to print at your chosen resolution.
If you want to print 10 x 8in at 300 dpi then to get the necessary pixel dimensions for this multiply 10 x 300 which gives you 3000px and 8 x 300 = 2400px. If you wanted to print 10 x 8in at a lower resolution of 150 dpi then multiply 10 x 150 = 1500 and 8 x 150 = 1200. Now your canvas in pixels only needs to be 1500x1200px.
If you are unable to draw a ‘stroke’ in a vector based program like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or Affinity, then your best option is to supply a seperate file with a coloured filled block/shape to the shape of where you want the cut to be. If you are unable to provide this, we charge an ‘artwork fee’ of $80 ex gst – (1hr minimum) to set this up for you. We do not take responsibility for data loss due to this. It is always up to you make sure you check your proofs prior to printing.