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If you have any further questions or need a more detailed explanation, please call Zander Press Inc. at 1.866.756.2222 or email Angie at angie@zanderpressinc.com.

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Which file formats give the best printed results?
Zander Press Inc. recommends a high resolution PDF for the best results. Click here for instructions on how to save your files as a high resolution PDF. It is also a good idea to give us your native files with all the fonts and links in case we need to make any necessary revisions or if the PDF is not saved correctly.
What resolution should my art have?
Zander Press Inc. will print whatever files you approve for printing, however, we do not recommend printing any image below 300 dpi. Generally, images as low as 225 dpi will print reasonably well, but we cannot guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the results. Your image will appear fuzzy when the resolution gets below 300 dpi. To get an idea of what the resolution will look like, zoom your image to 400% on screen. Photoshop files with small type should be saved to at least 600 dpi for the type to print clearly.
What is the importance of dpi?
DPI (dots per inch) is usually described as the number of pixels that fit horizontally and vertically into a one-inch space. For an image to print properly and maintain its consistency, the image has to have an output size of at least 300 dpi. You can’t change an image from a low resolution to a high resolution image. For example, if you change an image from 72 dpi to 300 dpi, the image will look blurry because it stretches out the pixels.
What is bleed?
Bleed is the term for printing that goes right to the edge of the paper. If you have images or backgrounds that you want to bleed off the edge of the paper, then you must design your job larger than the final cut size. Bleeds are created by cutting through the enlarged image or background. To create a bleed, make your document 1/8” (.125”) larger on all 4 sides. For example, artwork for a 4“ x 6” postcard should extend to 4.25” x 6.25”. Click here to download postcard templates.
How close can my text be to the cut or trim line?
Text should be at least 1/8” (.125”) from the cut line for offset printed jobs and about 1/4” (.25”) from the cut line on digitally printed jobs to ensure nothing gets cut off.
Can ZPI help me prepare my files or get them ready to print?
Yes, we can. Zander Press Inc. offers both file preparation and graphic design services. For these services, please call 1.866.756.2228 to speak to a graphic designer or email Angie at angie@zanderpressinc.com.
How do I save to a high resolution PDF?
Saving to a high resolution PDF is different in each software program. For complete instructions, please download this PDF Manual. If you still have questions, please call 1.866.756.2228 to speak to a prepress specialist.