Acceptable File Formats and Specifications for Artwork
CorelDraw (.cdr) files are preferred but .pdf files with all text converted to outlines or curves will be accepted. For full-color work which includes any artwork with gradients, screens, or photographs a TIFF, JPG or flattened PDF is acceptable as long as the art is a minimum of 300 dpi at 100% of the size to be printed, a 300 dpi thumbnail of art will not work.
The following guidelines may be helpful as you prepare your electronic files to submit for reproduction. We work in a PC environment. Please check your files carefully as we will not be held responsible for typographical errors and/or omissions or color correctness when files are submitted by customer. If art is submitted that we consider NOT "print-ready" and requires design time by Caveman Printing & Apparel to modify the file to make it print ready customer will be billed at the rate of $60.00/hr with a minimum charge of $20.00.Files that are modified by Caveman Printing & Apparel to produce a print ready file are property of Caveman Printing & Apparel.
Same Colors in CMYK Color Space
If art is to bleed off the edge of the finished product you must provide art with a minimum of 1/8” bleed on all sides that bleed. At minimum we require inside margins on business cards to be 3/16" (0.188") and everything else 3/8" (0.375").
We do not accept JPG, GIF or BMP files below 300dpi at full size.
Microsoft files including Word, Excel, Publisher will not be excepted. They must be converted to .pdf and must meet our guidelines above to avoid before submitting them.