File Preparation & Proofing

Pre-Press File Prep

Need a change made to your artwork?

At Jakprints we take your designs and ideas serious. That's why we have a team of talented designers on hand to help you make your project stand out. Let Jakprints help with our personal file prep editing. We can modify your graphics or delete/add/edit any text. It is a great time-saver and another way to guarantee the quality of your work.

As an Adobe-certified print provider, Jakprints is up-to-date on all the latest software for maximum compatibility and quality. We welcome a vast array of Mac and PC file formats: TIF, JPG, PSD (Photoshop), EPS, PDF, AI (Illustrator), and INDD (InDesign). For extra support, start with one of our free, downloadable printing templates. Here are some recent projects our design team has lent a helping hand to.

Pricing

  • Basic file screening (color mode, size & bleeds) – no charge
  • File prep editing – starts at $35.

File Setup - Offset & Digital Printing

Most files will print perfectly with the following criteria, however, you can check specific file requirements for each product in the templates section at the bottom of every product's page. 

  • 300 DPI Resolution in CMYK or Grayscale Color Mode
  • File Formats: PDF / TIFF / EPS / PSD / AI / PNG
  • Fonts: Outlined or Postscript Type 1
  • 1/8" Bleed & 1/8" Safety

Before printing, our pre-press department checks all artwork for compliance with our quality standards. We ensure your file has an optimal resolution of 300 dpi and is in standard CMYK printing colors. If you need a “bleed” (extension of your artwork to the edge of the paper) we will make sure that is added properly.

File Setup - Stickers

Most files will print perfectly with the following criteria, however, you can check specific file requirements for each product in the templates section at the bottom of every product's page. 

  • 300 DPI Resolution in CMYK or Grayscale Color Mode
  • File Formats: PDF / TIFF / EPS / PSD / AI / PNG
  • Fonts: Outlined or Postscript Type 1
  • 1/8" Bleed & 1/8" Safety

Before printing, our pre-press department checks all artwork for compliance with our quality standards. We ensure your file has an optimal resolution of 300 dpi and is in standard CMYK printing colors. If you need a “bleed” (extension of your artwork to the edge of the paper) we will make sure that is added properly.

File Setup - Signage

Most files will print perfectly with the following criteria, however, you can check specific file requirements for each product in the templates section at the bottom of every product's page. 

  • 150 DPI Resolution in CMYK or Grayscale Color Mode
  • File Formats: PDF / TIFF / EPS / PSD / AI / PNG
  • Fonts: Outlined or Postscript Type 1

Before printing, our pre-press department checks all artwork for compliance with our quality standards.

File Setup - Apparel

Most files will print perfectly with the following criteria, however, you can check specific file requirements for each product in the templates section at the bottom of every product's page. 

  • 300 DPI Resolution in RGB or Grayscale Color Mode
  • File Formats: PDF / TIFF / EPS / PSD / AI / PNG
  • Fonts: Outlined

Before printing, our pre-press department checks all artwork for compliance with our quality standards.

All-Over Printing File Setup

Set up your files for dye sublimation.

Templating

All template downloads include universal templates (where you create one design for all sizes) and individual size templates (where you create one design for each size in your order). 

Universal Templates

Most customers are happiest with one design across all sizes. This is the easiest option, especially if you plan on creating reorders later. See page 2 of our downloadable setup guide, you'll find that the main image area doesn't change very much from a medium to a double extra large -- all of that extra fabric goes along the sides of the body. 

Templates For Each Size

All downloadable files include templates for each garment size. We can print one custom design per size at no additional cost. 


File Requirements

  • 150 DPI Resolution in CMYK or Grayscale Color Mode
  • File Formats: PDF / TIFF / EPS / PSD / AI / PNG
  • Fonts: Outlined

Template Help

Adobe Illustrator | .ai

  • Put your artwork in the PLACE ARTWORK HERE layer.
  • Outline all text.
  • Embed any images via the Links panel.
  • Note any Safety and Bleed included in the template.
  • For best results, do not unlock template layers.

Adobe Photoshop | .psd

  • Put your artwork in the PLACE ARTWORK HERE layer.
  • Do not flatten the template on your artwork.
  • Do not delete or remove the template layers.
  • Embed any linked smart objects.
  • Do not modify or unlock template layers

Template Downloads

Every all-over printed product page includes customized templates for that garment. 

Pre-Press Proofing

Instant Proofing

Most of our products offer instant online proofing. Upload your artwork to our online template system right throught the product configurator and instantly see a preview of your product in the image gallery. Perfect for making sure your orientation, layers and content are going to print exactly how you expect.

Digital Proofing

A faster, more economical alternative to the hardcopy proof. Jakprints will send you an electronic JPG file to confirm, which saves time and is free of charge. Great for layered files or whenever color is less of a priority.

Pricing

  • Free of charge.
  • Add (1) day for this service.

Hard-copy Proof

Confirm the color accuracy of your artwork with our hard-copy proof service. Jakprints will send you a hard copy proof of your piece to check color. Once you sign and return the proof to Jakprints, we will begin printing. We’ve invested a lot of time, money and energy into this process with proof profiles targeted specifically to our machines and even special settings for uncoated and glossy paper. The result? Our proofs ensure that the hard copy you see is a perfect match with our final output.

Great for photographs, corporate identity work, or any time color is a priority.

Pricing

  • Pricing based on your project. Contact us for a rate.

Please add (3) or (4) additional days + shipping time in transit for hard copy proofs. Approved proofs must be signed and returned to Jakprints for your job to begin. Typically, the second proof (and each proof thereafter), on the same order, is half-price.

Want Jakprints to match your artwork or photograph exactly? Request a hard copy proof color correction for the ultimate color confidence. We will match the colors in your piece and then send you a hardcopy proof to check. Service automatically adds on the cost of creating a hardcopy proof.

Categories: Files Pre-Press