Artwork Guidelines

Artwork Guidelines

Preferred Art Files

For best output, please supply art files in PDF, AI, EPS, JPG, PNG or TIFF formats. 

  • Vector artwork is best.
  • Photos should be supplied at a minimum of 300 dots per inch (dpi) at full print size
  • Please supply in CMYK color format

Imprinted Color Options

Use these quick-reference icons represented in the product images to easily see what's included for color:

Full-Color Imprint

Calendars displaying this icon are printed in vibrant full-color/four-color process (cmyk). The high-resolution photo quality imprinting is perfect for headshots, full-color logos, brand identity and more. Exact PMS ink matching not included.

1-Color Imprint (with gradients & halftones)

Calendars displaying this icon are printed in 1-standard ink color. These calendar titles allow for the imprinting of grey-scaled images (B+W photos), gradients & halftones standard. 

1-Color Imprint (without gradients & halftones)

Calendars displaying this icon are typically hot-stamped in 1-standard foil or ink color. Solid text, straight-line art graphics and custom logos (outline or silhouette) can be included. However, grey-scaled images, and gradients & halftones are not allowed with these calendar titles.

Bleeds & Margins

The margins on our 'imprinted' or 'standard' calendars are taken into consideration, so you can use up the entire ad/imprint area referenced in the product specifications. Where a full bleed option is available, only the background color or graphic should extend past designated imprint area.

Your document size should be saved at the overall art size including a 1/8" bleed area on all sides. For example, a photo with the finished size of 11" x 8-1/2" should be supplied at 11-1/4" x 8-3/4".

We recommend keeping at minimum a 1/4" margin between all critical text & graphics and the final cut edge of the document.

Click Here for the Bottom Ad Imprint PDF Template for a Hotline Imprint,

or Click Here for the Bottom Ad Imprint PDF Template for a Magnus Imprint.

Click Here to view and download a PDF for a Single Image Imprint Template and a Bottom Ad Imprint Template.