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  • • For two-sided printing, send separate files for front and back.
  • • Maximum file size 100 Mb
  • • We print using CMYK. The color code used for a perfect black is 30-30-30-100.
  • • Give your file a simple name. Do not use spaces, capitals or special characters (accents, punctuation, etc.).
  • • Please note only PDF files (high resolution) are accepted.
  • • For all other types of files, please contact us info@impmiracle.com..


FILE PREPARATION FOR PRINTING

NOTE: If you are unable to prepare your files, we can assist you for a $35 minimum fee. Click here to order the service.

PAGE LAYOUT SPECIFICATIONS


1 - Bleed
If your image extends to the edge of the cut line, your page layout needs to be larger, to cover the standard 1/8 inch (3 mm) bleed on each side, but we strongly recommend you use a 1/4 inch (6 mm).  This “safety area” is required to ensure that no apparent white or unprinted border is left around the edge during the cutting process. You should not place any important text or image in this area. Here is an example of a layout that was properly designed.


Layout designed correctly to include bleed
8.75 x 11.25 inches

Layout designed correctly after cutting
8.5 x 11 inches

 

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Size must include bleed
Unless otherwise specified, when we quote a print size, it is for that specific image area. So you must design your layout with images inward by at least 0.125". If your image bleeds outward, please include bleed when requesting a quote.


2 - Text-Safe Gutter

This is essentially the opposite of a bleed. Because of the slight inherent variation in where the actual cut is made, you should not put text (or anything important) within 1/4 inch (6 mm) of the desired cut line. Here is an example of a layout that was NOT properly designed.


Layout designed incorrectly 
Without Text-Safe Gutter

Layout designed incorrectly after cutting – Parts of text and image are cut off

 

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3 – Borders
We do not recommend that you create a layout with borders because of the slight variation during the cutting process. The borders will come out uneven and we do not guarantee the end result.

 


HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FILES


Please review the following file specifications before sending in your digital files. If you are unsure about the specifications please do not hesitate to contact us prior to sending your file.


How to VECTORIZE your files
In Illustrator: Select all your images, text and layout all at once. Go on the tab ‘’Type’’ and select ‘’Create Outline’’. Then, save as a high resolution PDF (minimum 300 dpi).


Quark Express
Include all fonts & supporting images. Supporting images should be in CMYK color format. Vectorize your files and then convert your files to *PDF. Make sure to save everything at the highest quality or at a resolution of 300 dpi and to embed your fonts.


Adobe Illustrator
Save files in EPS Format, images should be embedded, and fonts should be converted to outlines. Vectorize your files and then convert them to *PDF Make sure to save everything at the highest quality or at a resolution of 300 dpi and to embed your fonts.


Adobe Photoshop
Your Photoshop files should be flattened and saved as TIFF document. Your document should be in CMYK color format. Then convert your files to high resolution *PDF Make sure to save everything at the highest quality or at a resolution of 300 dpi and to embed your fonts.


*PDF Format
We only accept PFD files that have been saved as a *PostScript file from your native program first, then "distilled" using PRESS setting in Acrobat Distiller.


Fonts
Please provide all the fonts used in your document, both printer and screen fonts. Send the whole font family (bold, italic, bold italic, etc.). PostScript fonts are ideal for quality printing. Alternatively, you can convert your fonts to outlines in Illustrator.

Scanning
Scanned images should be of a professional standard and saved at an appropriate resolution of 300 dpi for continuous tone reproduction (photos and/or illustrations). Photos or scans should always be saved as CMYK in JPG format, vectorized and then transferred to a PDF file.

Spot UV
For spot UV products, send a separate file for the spot UV on the FRONT and another separate file for the spot UV on the BACK. These files should be clearly identified and indicate the position by using a solid BLACK color.


Colors
Please convert all your color images and graphics from RGB to CMYK prior to saving your PostScript and PDF files or sending your files. If you use spot colors or duotone images in your design please convert them to CMYK before saving.


Color Proofing
Colors are printed to Miracle Printing's “pleasing color” standards. Matching your colors exactly is not guaranteed. If printing exactly your colors is critical a Color Key or Match Print is required. Inkjet or laser copies or other proofs are not acceptable as prepress color proofs.


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