All submitted files are required to have a resulotion of 300 DPI (dots per inch). We require these settings to ensure that our clients get the best quality products for their projects. Designs that are printed below 300 DPI will resemble the left photo and will be difficult to read. If you have any question, feel free to reach out to us!
72 DPI will cause the images to "interpolate" like the left image.
BLEED & TRIM
The Trim Line is the actual size for your final product/design. Once the design is printed, this line will represent the edge of your piece.
For the Layout Area, it begins 1/8" in from the trim line. This area indicates where it is safe to put your content, design, and verbiage.
The Bleed Area is 1/16" in from all sides and will be trimmed off in production, be sure not to leave any important content in this zone. Backgrounds should be extended to the bleed area, but the text and important information must remain within the layout.
Color: RGB VS. CMYK
Depending on the project or design that you wish to use and the type of material you choose to print on, the coloration may vary. RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is the color mode often used in digital cameras, computer screens, televisions, scanners, and more. The commercial-grade printers that we use here at LT&T Print utilize the CYMK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and K for black) color mode. It is important to understand how to convert your color model to ensure that you RGB shades are printed out properly. CMYK cannot product the same range of colors as RGB.
If your design is going to remain on a computer, television, website or any of the applications mentioned above for RGB, it must remain in RGB. If the design is going to be printed, it must be printed in CMYK. RGB is able to provide vibrant colors that CMYK would not be able to produce. Using CMYK color builds will help reduce the possibility for conversion issues with RGB colors.