Design Guidelines

Setting your file up correctly saves time and prevents errors in the printing process. Please refer to the following product template to download the correct template for the items you’re printing.

COMMON DESIGN QUESTIONS

File Set-Up

For Printed pieces, Coroplast & PVC Signs, design in CMYK format at 300dpi.

For all other Signage design, please design in a vector format (preferred) at real size, or design in Photoshop at real size (i.e. An 8′ x 8′ banner would be designed at 96″ x 96″) in CMYK at 150dpi.

Designing Full Bleed

Please make sure to add at least .125″ of bleed to any job for print (i.e. a 4″ x 6″ Postcard should be set up as 4.125″ x 6.125″ and we will print and trim the card down to 4″ x 6″.

For Chloroplast Signs (Yard Signs and Sidewalk Sign Inserts), please add .5″ of bleed (i.e. an 18″ x 24″ yard sign would be set up at 18.5″ x 24.5″

Bleed is not required on signage products.

Please do not add corner crop marks to any job.

Exporting Files for Print

In Photoshop, flatten files and save as a PDF or TIF (with LZW Compression).

In Illustrator, covert all fonts to “Outlines” and then save the file as a PDF or EPS. Please make sure all included files are embedded, not linked.

Offering Envelope Set-Up

Offering Envelopes are the only item we don’t print that is full bleed. Please leave .125″ of margin on each side. Color printing is now available on Offering Envelopes for an additional charge.

Setting Up Multi Page Booklets for Print

Multi-page booklets are a little more complex to design. Also, if you have artwork you created from another company, it might not meet our rules.

Here are rules to follow when creating your Multi-page booklet:
• Page counts start on the cover as page 1, inside cover as page 2 and so on.
• Total bleed is .25” and total Safety is .5”. For example, an 8.5×11 booklet with bleed should be 8.75×11.25 total. This allows us to set up your crossovers properly.
• Only single pages will be accepted. NO readers OR printers spreads.
• We prefer a multipage PDF but single page files are also ok.
Our page counts for booklets start on the cover as page 1, inside cover as page 2 and so on.

Custom Bindery

If you need custom bindery, such as special folding, perforations, holes cut, scoring, etc, please submit a Custom Quote Request.

PRODUCT TEMPLATES

Using our “Certified Templates” ensures proper, speedy, accurate production of your job through our specially-created automation systems.

For any questions about how to properly set up, design, or export your file, contact our graphics team at Graphics@RadiantPrinting.com or call 877-462-5872.

PRINT TEMPLATES

Booklets

Booklets should be set up as individual pages @ 300dpi. Please allow for 1/8″ bleed on each side. For example: 5.5″ x 8.5″ booklet art should extend all the way to 5.75″ x 8.75″. Do not put anything important near the edges. Be cautious with images and text that span across the entire spread.

Bookmarks

Vertical JPG PSD AI

Bulletin Shells

Horizontal JPG PSD AI

Business Cards

Horizontal JPG PSD AI
Vertical JPG PSD AI
Horizontal JPG PSD AI
Vertical JPG PSD AI

Connection Cards

Vertical JPG PSD AI
Horizontal JPG PSD AI

Direct Mail

Standard JPG PSD
Standard JPG PSD

Check out our Direct Mail page for everything you need to know about direct mail. For any other questions, please contact us at sales@radiantprinting.com.

Door Hangers

Standard JPG PSD AI

Envelopes

9.5″ x 4.125″ JPG PSD AI

Flyers

Vertical JPG PSD AI
Horizontal JPG PSD AI
Vertical JPG PSD AI
Horizontal JPG PSD AI

Invitation Cards

Vertical JPG PSD AI
Horizontal JPG PSD AI

Letterhead

Vertical JPG PSD AI

Offering Envelopes

6.5″ x 3.625″ PDF JPG PSD EPS
Fold-Over PDF JPG PSD EPS

Postcards

Horizontal JPG PSD AI
Vertical JPG PSD AI
Horizontal JPG PSD AI
Vertical JPG PSD AI
Horizontal JPG PSD AI
Vertical JPG PSD AI

Posters

Vertical JPG PSD AI
Horizontal JPG PSD

Posters

Please contact sales@radiantprinting.com if you have any questions.

SIGNAGE TEMPLATES

Fabric Displays

Fabric Pop-Up Display

5′ Fabric Pop-Up Display PDF AI
8′ Fabric Pop-Up Display PDF AI
10′ Fabric Pop-Up Display PDF AI
15′ Fabric Pop-Up Display PDF AI
20′ Fabric Pop-Up Display PDF AI

Stretch Fabric Extend Display

Single/Double Sided PDF
Single/Double Sided PDF

Stretch Fabric Tube Display

Single/Double Sided PDF
Single/Double Sided PDF

Outdoor Flags

Econo Flags

Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI
Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI

Feather Flags

Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI
Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI
Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI
Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI

Mega Flags

Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI
Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI
Single-Sided EPS AI
Double-Sided PDF AI

Rectangle Flags

Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI
Single-Sided PDF AI
Single-Sided PDF AI

Teardrop Flags

Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI
Single-Sided PDF AI
Double-Sided PDF AI

Pop-Up Canopy Tents

10', 15' & 20'

10’x10′ Pop-Up Canopy Tent – Sides 1-4 PDF EPS AI
10’x15′ Pop-Up Canopy Tent – Sides 1 & 3 PDF EPS AI
10’x15′ Pop-Up Canopy Tent – Sides 2 & 4 PDF EPS AI
10’x20′ Pop-Up Canopy Tent – Sides 1 & 3 PDF EPS AI
10’x20′ Pop-Up Canopy Tent – Sides 2 & 4 PDF EPS AI

Retractable Banners

Econo & Premium Retractable Banners

33.5″ x 80″ AI PDF PSD JPG EPS
36″ x 80″ AI PDF PSD JPG EPS
24″ x 92″ AI PDF PSD JPG EPS
36″ x 92″ AI PDF PSD JPG EPS
48″ x 92″ AI PDF PSD JPG EPS
60″ x 92″ AI PDF PSD JPG EPS

Sidewalk Signs

24in x 36in

24″ x 36″ JPG PSD AI

Table Covers

Throw, Fitted & Stretch

6′ Table Throw PDF AI
8′ Table Throw PDF AI
6′ Fitted Table Cover PDF AI
8′ Fitted Table Cover PDF AI
6′ Stretch Table Cover PDF AI
8′ Stretch Table Cover PDF AI

Yard Signs

18in x 24in

24″ x 18″ PSD JPG AI

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