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Creating Files

Create one item sized correctly per document. (Placed graphics and text should be sized at 100%.)

For best printing please flatten all press files.

Fonts: Using your illustration program, convert all text "to curves" or "create outlines" in your files. Never use the stylization palette to bold, italicize, add drop shadow to or put outline on your fonts. If you are using fonts not owned by Navitor® outlines must be created in an illustration program before submitting your artwork.

Margin Requirements

Spot Color printing:

  1. Business cards must be sent 1-up with at least a (.125") margin.
  2. Envelopes must allow (.25") from the top and side.
  3. Letterheads must have at least (.375") at the top and (.25") along all sides and bottom.
  4. Presentation folders must have the position noted in the special instructions, or a sample must be attached.

Full Color and folders printing:

  1. Business cards should have at least (.125") margins.
  2. Postcards need at least (.25") margins.
  3. Sales sheets, flyers and brochures require at least (.25") margin for the text or other image that doesn't bleed on all sides. If a bleed is wanted, the text still needs to be (.25") away from the edge.

Bleed Requirements:

  1. (.125") should be allowed on each applicable side. Please make sure the text still maintains the required margin even when graphics bleed.
  2. Bleeds are not available on full color letterhead and envelopes without a quote.
  3. Bleeds are not available on square-cut labels or static cling labels. When supplying artwork with a border please indicate if the border should print (.125") in from the edge of the label or if it should bleed. All artwork with a bleed must include a (.125") extension to avoid additional charges.

Border Requirements:

Due to equipment limitations, some shifting during printing and cutting is natural and inevitable. Therefore, the positioning of your layout may differ slightly between your artwork and the final printed product. Borders in particular can make the shifting more noticeable than regular copy since the sides of the border may have different thicknesses or margins should this occur. If you decide to include a border in your design, please see below for the following requirements:

  1. If your border bleeds, we require that it extends from the bleed edge on the outside to the text margin on the inside as a minimum. Borders thicker than that will make the shifting less noticeable, but borders thinner than that may get cut off on one or more sides altogether. Refer to the appropriate template for the product you are designing for the bleed and margin guides.
  2. If your border does not bleed, we require that the outside edge of the border fits within the text margins as a minimum. Borders that are further away from the trim edge will make the shifting less noticeable, but borders closer than that may have noticeably uneven margins. Refer to the appropriate template for the product you are designing for the margin guides.


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