Are there design guidelines I can follow?

Absolutely! Our design guidelines can be found here.

Here’s some key points to remember when using text and line art in your designs:

  • We recommend no smaller than 12 point text—smaller text can look good on-screen but will not print well.
  • Try to keep text in bold colors—made up of one or two inks only (C, M, Y, or K).
  • Art work registration to any panel may vary up to 1/8 of an inch.
  • Include at least a 0.25-inch bleed in areas where graphics extend past the die line.
  • When printing lines in a solid or dark color, they should be no thinner than 1 point.
  • Make sure all fonts are embedded or outlined.
  • Save your designs using the ‘Adobe PDF/X-1a’ preset, where possible.

If you are looking for design specifications specific to our C500 press with water-based ink, you can find those here.