Bleeds are required in all submitted artwork with an image extending to one of the borders. Add a quarter inch (0.125") to each side to allow for cutting. For example, for a 4.25” x 6” postcard with full bleed, the image size should be submitted at 4.5” x 6.25” (red box).
A quarter inch (0.125") on each edge of the card will be trimmed off during the cutting process. This will leave you a 4.25” x 6” standard post card (black box).
All important text and information should be a quarter inch (0.125") inside the cut box on each side. This will guarantee your text to not be cut off from your artwork (blue box).
We can accept a wide variety of file formats (below), however we prefer all files to be submitted as PDF files to minimize any font, image, text, or formatting complications.
See our File Preparations Tips FAQ for details on submitting the highest quality files to eliminate extra file charges or production delays.
Design Document Files
.AI – Adobe Illustrator
.INDD – Adobe InDesign
.PUB – Microsoft Publisher
.PSD – Adobe Photoshop
.DOC – Microsoft Word document
.DOCX – Office Open XML document
.DOT – Microsoft Word document template
.DOTX – Office Open XML text document template
.PDF – Portable Document Format
Data File Formats
.CSV – ASCII text as comma-separated values, used in spreadsheets and database management systems
.CSV – Comma-Separated Values
.TXT – tab delimited column.XLK – Microsoft Excel worksheet backup
.XLS – Microsoft Excel worksheet sheet (97–2003)
.XLSB – Microsoft Excel binary workbook
.XLSM – Microsoft Excel Macro-enabled workbook
.XLSX – Office Open XML worksheet sheet
.XLR – Microsoft Works version 6.0
.XLT – Microsoft Excel worksheet template
.XLTM – Microsoft Excel Macro-enabled worksheet template.XLW – Microsoft Excel worksheet workspace (version 4.0)
Picture File Formats
.JPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group – a lossy image format widely used to display photographic images.
.JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group – a lossy image format widely used to display photographic images.
.PNG – Portable Network Graphic lossless, for display and edition of graphic images