Preparing Artwork and Templates

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Find your templates for submitting artwork to PrintPrint.ca (Photo: @matylda)

Looking for templates for your project? Find a wide variety of printshop templates for download, along with tutorials and a final checklist! Questions? Call PrintPrint at (604) 210-6417.

How to prepare Printshop templates

Printshop templates

All templates are in .EPS unless specified.

Checklist for submitting artwork to PrintPrint.ca

  • Colour format: CMYK not RGB
  • Print resolution: 300ppi minimum
  • Preferred file formats: 
    • EPS (with text converted to outlines or curves)
    • PDF
    • TIFF (high res)
    • JPEG (high res)
  • Program Specs:
    • Quark XPress 6.5 or lower
    • Adobe Acrobat 7 or lower
    • Adobe Illustrator CS5 or lower
    • Adobe Photoshop CS5 or lower
    • Adobe Indesign CS5 or lower
    • Adobe Pagemaker 7 or lower
    • Corel Draw 12 or lower
  • Bleed: Files should bleed 0.125″ on each edge or 0.25″ on either axis
  • Borders: We recommend against using borders
  • Rich Black: A rich black of 40% Cyan, 10% Magenta, 10% Yellow and 100% process black should be used for large black areas. Do not use for text or gradients.
  • Files must be supplied one up with a separate file for the front and back
  • Compress large files before sending: