Dear Customer,
Please note that our website is currently undergoing upgrades to provide a better experience. Due to this change we have temporarily changed our online ordering process.

Please visit our ordering page were you may download an order form. Fill it out and email it to sales@calsilkscreen.com. Please call us at 310-320-5111 if you have any questions.

 


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Adobe Illustrator Print Ready Sample

Include Cut Line (Dieline), Safety Margin, and Bleed. Artwork must be at 100% size. If your stickers is on clear vinyl include an extra layer to illustrate areas to remain clear. Make sure your file is setup in CMYK color mode. If you have questions about those items read the following sections on this page.


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Adobe Photoshop Print Ready Sample

Adobe Photoshop. Include Cut Line (Dieline), Safety Margin, and Bleed. Artwork must be at 100% size and 300 ppi or higher. If your stickers is on clear vinyl include an extra layer to illustrate areas to remain clear. Make sure your file is setup in CMYK color mode. If you have questions about those items read the following sections on this page.


Artwork must be in digital format. Sorry, but we do not accept film,
mechanical artwork or laser printouts as artwork. All press ready digital files
must be finalized and submitted by 5:00pm PST every Wednesday for the
following week Gang-Run. Files submitted after the deadline will go on
the following Gang-Run edition.

Four-color process printing can produce some color variation. The color on
your sticker may vary slightly from the color in the digital file. Although the
colors are usually pretty close to the original file we canít guarantee color
accuracy. Submit all files at 100% of the size they are to be printed.
($10.00 charge to resize files)

Sticker Front: CMYK 300dpi or Higher
750 or 600dpi recommended for small type and fine detail.

Sticker Back: Grayscale 300dpi or Higher
750 or 600dpi recommended for small type and fine detail.



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Adobe Photoshop

Resolution: 300 to 750dpi
File Types: TIFF, EPS and PSD
(Do not flatten PSD Layers. Retain all layers and transparencies.
Delete all hidden or unused layers that are not part of the design.)

For more information about file resolution click here

Adobe Illustrator

Convert all fonts to outlines.
(No charge but job will be rejected!)

For more about changing fonts to outlines click here

File Types
EPS, AI, PDF (Save PDF files with editing capability.)
Include all placed images. (These files must have a resolution 300dpi or higher.)
Do not trap.

Acceptable Media

CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Zip Disks, Floppy Diskettes



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All design elements including color or black that prints to the edge
must extend 1/8" beyond the cut line.

$10.00 charge to add bleeds.

For more information about bleeds click here



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All design elements not printing to the edge must stay inside cut line by 1/8".
(Any elements outside of the safety margin may be cut off during die cutting.
Die cutting may shift up to 1/16". )

$10.00 charge to add safety margin

For more information about safety margins click here



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All borders that print to the sticker edge must be 1/8" thick with a 1/8" bleed.
All borders that do not print to the edge must stay inside of the 1/8" Safety Margin.
(Borders can be any thickness.)

$10.00 charge to add borders

For more information about borders click here



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Make sure your files are in CMYK color mode not RGB or Spot Color.
If file is submitted with wrong color mode a fee is going to be charged for
color conversion.

$10.00 charge for color conversions.

For more information about CMYK color mode setting click here



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Indicate cut/shape with a 1-point line on a separate layer
(This line is used to create the die blade for cutting stickers.)
Do not merge the cut line into your artwork!!!

Cut Lines, Kiss Cuts & Hole Punches must have 1/4" between blades.
Depending on shape complexity not all conforming shapes can be accommodated.

$10.00 charge to add cut line

For more information about cut lines click here



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Convert all fonts to outlines if working in Illustrator.
Rasterize type layers if working in Photoshop.

(Failure to do so may cause your order to be delayed.)

For more information about changing fonts to outlines click here



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Indicate areas to remain clear or where colors are to be translucent.
This can be indicated by creating a detailed instruction layer in your file
or as written instructions on a printout.

*Without instruction we will make our best choice and customer must accept result.

For more information in how to indicate areas to remain clear click here



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If you mail a color proof we will use it as a color target, however
color matching is not guaranteed for stickers on our gang-run.
Gang-run color may shift up to 15% from supplied proofs.

Suggested 4 Color CMYK Values & PMS Spot Color Equivalent
(CMYK = Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black)

100 M, 80 Y= PMS Red 185
100 M, 100 Y = PMS Red 032
100 C, 67 M = PMS Reflex Blue
100 C, 100 Y = PMS Green 354
60 M, 100 Y = PMS Orange
100 C, 100 M = PMS Purple 2617
35 K  = PMS Cool Gray 5
66 K = PMS Cool Gray 9
100c, 85m, 85y, 100k = Rich Black



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- No Bleed,
- No Cut Line
- Submitting RGB or Spot Files
- Low Resolution Blurry Images
- Not converting Fonts to outlines
- Design Elements Outside of Safety Margins

We can create Press Ready Digital Files for you, check price for creating
die lines, color conversions, adding bleeds, etc.

Reprints: Reprints or credit for reprints are given at the discretion of the
General Manager. Refunds are not given after the stickers have been printed
or because the colors are different from your proof or monitor.




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