File Prep

Not a Designer?

Not to worry!

At Arrowhead Printing, we have a team that will help get your files ready, help design the project of your dream, or just provide you some tips to getting your files prepped properly.

Doing it Yourself?

Sounds great!

Here's some tips to getting your amazing idea on its way to being a print-ready document.

Image Resolution

Large, crisp-looking photos print best. 300 dpi or higher is normally preferred, but be careful on how you enlarge the images - it's possible to add pixels to make a photo bigger, but that doesn't necessarily make it better.

72 dpi (or low-res) images will look fuzzy

Original images at 300 dpi will look much clearer

Document Bleed

If you have images or graphics that go right to the edge of your page, a bleed is very helpful during printing. This ensures you don't end up with a sliver of white on the edge of your document. 

A 0.125" bleed is considered standard.

Keeping important information 0.125" away from the edge (in the safe zone) is also recommended.

KEEP CRITICAL TEXT INSIDE SAFE ZONE

File Formats

We accept just about any file format, but the below formats are preferred over others:

PDF

Native Adobe Files (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Vector (EPS, SVG, AI)

High-Resolution Raster (TIFF, PSD)

Though not always the case, the below formats often produce low-quality graphics/files.

JPG/JPEG

PNG

GIF

Word

PowerPoint

Questions? Unsure about what to send?

Just email us or give us a call - it's what we're here for!

218-727-1513  |  printer@arrowheadprinting.com

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127 E 2nd St, Duluth, MN 55805

218-727-1513
715-392-2941

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