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Artwork & Files FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions/File Requirements

  • What type of file can I send to Seda's Printing?
    Saving as a PDF file is advised. The file may also be sent in the JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF, EPS, and PNG formats. Sending PDF files with embedded or outlined fonts is preferred. Because they are simpler to use, PDF files will probably speed up your turnaround. Prior to uploading, don't forget to flatten your files. For Roll Labels, we advise creating with: • vector files (such as EPS or PDF); • 300 DPI or above; • utilize black (100 percent K) • Use only black (100 percent K) for fine lines and text smaller than 9 pt.
  • What color mode should my files be in?
    There is a potential that a color shift could happen if you send us an RGB file, which could leave you unhappy with your work. Your designs should always be created in CMYK color mode from beginning to end.
  • What resolution should my file be?
    Low resolution files could be printed as is or put on hold until we get new files, which would delay your order. We only accept 300 dpi files and no less.
  • How do I set up my bleed?
    Bleed must continue beyond the cut line and will be removed from the finished product at the last cutting stage. Bleed is necessary to maintain the finished appearance and the level of the final product when the picture must extend all the way to the edge. Please keep all text inside the cut-line by at least 0.125". - For Standard Products, the bleed is 0.125". - Booklets and presentation folders have a 0.25" bleed. We recommend using our templates.
  • Does Seda's accept borders?
    Yes, however it can be little off-centered if the border is too close to the outline. We cut through a lot of sheets at once, so pay attention to your borders to prevent an unintended error.
  • How do I set up my file for proper rotation?
    Submitted files are printed HEAD TO HEAD straight from your files. We will utilize our best judgment and not be liable for inappropriate rotation for files that are not correctly configured.
  • Can I submit front and back on the same file?
    No. We are now specifically set up to process one side at a time, and this requires that each side of a job must be on a separate file. 2 FILES – 1FR, 1BK - ACCEPTABLE 1 FILE – FR&BK - NOT ACCEPTABLE Not separating files will cause delays and you might have to send the files again. Please separate the pages of your .pdf files as well.
  • How do I create a multi-page PDF file?
    Steps to create a Multi-Page PDF file: On a PC: 1) Open Adobe Acrobat. 2) Choose Tools > Combine Files. 3) Click Combine Files > Add Files to select the files documents to compile. 4) Click, drag, and drop to reorder the files and pages. Double-click on a file to expand and rearrange individual pages. Press the Delete key to remove unwanted content. 5) When you’re done, click Combine Files. 6) Save the new compiled document. On a Mac: 1) Open the PDF file that will be on the first page of your multi-page PDF file in Preview. 2) Choose View and click Thumbnails to show page thumbnails in the sidebar. 3) To indicate where to insert your next PDF file, select a page thumbnail. 4) Choose Edit, choose Insert, choose Page from File and click the PDF that you want to add, then click Open. 6) To save, choose File and click on Export as PDF.
  • What is color banding?
    Many things can cause banding. Banding can be caused by the program that it is exported from, such as Indesign or Corel. Also, too many gradient steps, for example going from a very light color to a dark color, in a small area will cause banding. To prevent this, check your digital files before sending. If you use a gradient, make sure it has enough room for a smooth transition.
  • Do you have templates I can use for sizing my file?
    Yes we offer .EPS templates on our site. If you need a different template that is not available on our site, contact us and we will do our best to send you a proper one.
  • What if I have a job that is not available on the site?
    If we can complete the task, our estimation service will determine whether we can and will provide you with a quote within 24 hours. The "Get a Quote" line will lead you to our form.
  • What is an NCR form?
    NCR Forms are the modern alternative to carbon paper and are an efficient way to provide multicolored copies of a single document with handwritten or typed information. Use them as order forms, packing lists, invoices, receipts, and more. NCR Forms are commonly used for order forms, packing lists, invoices, applications and receipts. They are particularly useful when information must be written by hand. They're available in 2 Part (White, Canary) and 3 Part (White, Canary, Pink) collated sets that are glued on the short edge. NCR Forms are printed on 20LB stock on high tech digital equipment. Our NCR forms come collated in 2 Part or 3 Part sets. They come in 2 Part (White, Canary) and 3 Part (White, Canary, Pink) forms and are glued on the short edge. They are also available with full color (CMYK) print on each sheet or as one color, 1/0 (K). We only accept one artwork file which will be printed on all parts of the NCR Form. The 1/0 means black ink only. Files not submitted as grayscale will be converted to grayscale and the conversion might result in print issues. The file requirements for NCR are: Full bleed is not available on NCR Forms At least 0.25" of space on the glued edge (short edge) should be free of ink Full color and solid colored backgrounds are not recommended, as it may effect your ability to read the text and write on the form Light ink coverage is highly recommended
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