How To Prepare Your File(s) For Submission
LAYING OUT YOUR DOCUMENT
When laying out your artwork, it is best to use an Alphaflyers template. Templates can be found on the product page of the product you are ordering.
All artwork requires an 1/8 (.125) inch outer bleed. For example, if you are ordering 4" x 6" postcards the submitted artwork should be 4.125" x 6.125" or if you are ordering 3.5" x 2" business cards the submitted artwork should be 3.625" x 2.125". The background of your artwork should extend to the bleed. The product will be cut down to its actual size (cut line). Text should not extend beyond the safety line because it may be cut off.
An example can be seen below:
KEEP YOUR TYPE IN!
This is an example of how the same file can be submitted incorrectly. If you notice, the file was designed with all of the type and important graphics right up to the edge of the canvas. This results in the cutting of logos, fonts, and important graphics. This is an example of how NOT to submit your files: