FAQs

ART REQUIREMENTS

FORMAT:

We recommend that you save your files as PDFs.

We can also accept jpg, jpeg, tif, psd, eps, & ai.

(We can accept Word, Excel & Powerpoint files but suggest that you convert them for PDF.)

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

All artwork should be complete and the correct size for the product you are ordering.

Allow 1/8” bleed all around using crop marks for copy placement. Items that don’t bleed should be at least 1/8” from the edge.

 

COLOR REQUIREMENTS:

If your file will print in color, make sure the color is set to CMYK.

If you send a file as RGB the colors may shift and you will not get the intended result. If your file is set up as RGB, convert to a CMYK and do any color adjustments necessary before sending the file.

 

RESOLUTION:

All files should be submitted at no less than 300 dpi. If you are using scanned images, scan the actual print size or larger. Enlarging a picture will reduce the effective resolution and will result in unacceptable print output. Also, do not “up sample” a low resolution image (72) to 300 dpi. No matter what it says, it will still print like a 72 dpi image.

 

SENDING YOUR FILES:

You can send your files by any of the following methods:

EMAIL – Files under 10mb can be sent as an email attachment. Send to orders@clawsonprinting.com
FLASH DRIVES OR CD/DVD – If you are local, you can drop your files off at Clawson Printing during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm)

Clawson Printing

Our experienced staff is ready to help you with all your printing needs, whether you need a simple one color form or a full color work of art! We use the latest computer to plate technology and Heidelberg presses to deliver the highest quality products.