CREATE AND UPLOAD ELEMENTS OF YOUR ARTWORK
Bleed: Make sure any graphical elements (images or illustrations) that go to the edge of your documents have “bleed”. Elements that go to the edge of your printing files need to go outside of the final cut size. This helps prevent any white lines when it is cut to the correct size. The bleed should go 0.125 inches outside of the final cut size.
Crop Marks: If you can add crop marks with your software of choice please do. This helps make sure we have prints made to the right dimensions and that everything is consistently aligned.
For best results, we recommend designing your artwork with the following dimensions:
Business Cards (no bleed) - 3.5"x2"
Business Cards (bleed) - 3.75"x2.25"
Postcards (no bleed) - 6"x4"
Postcards (bleed) - 6.25"x4.25"
Build your artwork on software like Canva which is a free online builder with many templates or contact us if you would like us to create it for you.
SUBMIT FILES IN PDF, PNG, OR JPEG FORMAT WITH AT LEAST 300 DPI
We prefer PDF for design since they give us the best quality and more room to work. Alternatively you can use PNG for designs with a transparent background. For other designs, you may supply files in JPEG instead.
CREATE FILES IN CMYK COLOR PROFILE
To ensure that your design looks as close as possible to what appears on your screen, make sure you create your print file in CMYK color profile.
TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS
FLATTENING YOUR DESIGN
To make sure your documents are printed correctly, make sure it is flattened. Adobe acrobat has a great way of flattening PDFs. Check this article to learn how to do it from there. Keep in mind PNGs and JPGs are already flattened.
AVOID SEMI-TRANSPARENT DESIGNS
Semi-transparent graphics (or elements with lowered opacity) don't translate well in DTG printing. We advise using solid colors or simulating semi-transparency by halftoning.
CREATE DESIGNS WITH THE NECESSARY DPI
Simply typing in a new resolution value into the file won't result in a higher resolution print. If your graphic's resolution is too low, the best solution is to recreate it.
- If images are upload with a non-transparent background, this background will appear when printed.
- We don't print white ink on white materials. Any designs for white materials containing white color will have areas with no print on them.
- There might be slight discrepancies in print placement.
Acceptable Content Guidelines
Georgetown is respectful of others and the law. Content that is hateful, illegal, and/or that violates intellectual property rights may be reviewed and removed at any time.
Intellectual Property Rights
Please ensure that you own the content that you upload onto SinaLite, or have the rights to use, display, and resell it. Content must comply with right of publicity, trademark, and copyright laws.
Georgetown has the right to remove content that depicts child pornography, obscene content, or content that depicts or promotes illegal activity. It is your responsibility to understand and abide by your local laws and those of the regions that you ship orders to.
Here at Georgetown, we values tolerance, understanding, and respect. We may remove content that expresses hatred towards any individual or group. Please refrain from uploading this type of content.
All content is subject to review and Georgetown reserves the right to remove it at any time and for any reason. Each case may be evaluated individually. By submitting content to Georgetown, you accept that it complies with both our guidelines and Terms of Service. This Policy shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the English language, regardless of any translations made for any purpose whatsoever.
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