Art Guidelines

Accepted Files: Acceptable file types include .AI files (Adobe Illustrator) with “create PDF compatible file” enabled when saving the file. PDF files are also accepted. Art files should be single page only, please do not submit a multi-page file (if you cannot separate your art, please email the art to your Columbine Label representative).

Resolution: All images should be a minimum of 300 ppi (pixels per inch) at 100%.

Color Mode: Art files should be in CMYK color mode. If your art is RGB, please convert them to CMYK before submitting.

White Ink or Foils/Emboss Files: All art printing on metallic or clear substrates should have a separate white layer above the art layer specifying content that will print with white ink. The white content should also have a spot color applied called “White”. Similarly, files that are going to be embossed or foil stamped should be marked with the spot color “Foil” or “Emboss”.

Dieline: Art files should have a dieline. The dieline should have a spot color applied called “Dieline”.

Bleed/Safe Zones: All art must have a bleed of .0625″ on all sides. Art must also have a minimum safe zone of .0625″ inside the trim on all sides (text and art objects should be at least .0625″ away from the trim on all sides to ensure that text/objects does not get trimmed off or into during die cutting.

Following these guidelines will help ensure the seamless production of your labels. The artwork template shown below can be used as reference. If these guidelines are used correctly, it will ensure that there are minimal delays with the production of your label.