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Introduction Within this template package we provide the same guideline template in two (2) different file formats: • PDF • JPEG This is to provide versatility given the wide variety of software applications available for creating print ready files. Regardless of what application you intend to use, either one of these templates can be opened and inserted into your application allowing you to create a print ready file. The key to using these templates is to ensure that the file is sized correctly. We ask for all files to be built to the final trim size plus a 1/8” bleed margin on all sides. This is needed to ensure ink coverage goes to the very edge of the end product. To bleed the graphics means to extend or position any graphics beyond the final trim line. In essence, we are asking you to make the graphics file a bit larger so that we can trim into the intended bleed graphics ensuring ink goes to the edge. Keep this in mind when setting up the file, as you will need to ensure that the Page Setup; Document Setup; or Artboard in whatever application you are using is set to these proper dimensions. See examples below. 2x3.5 Business Card 4x6 Postcard 11x17 Brochure 8.5x11 Sell Sheet

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2.25x3.75 Graphic File 4.25x6.25 Graphic File 11.25x17.25 Graphic File 8.75x11.25 Graphic File

Please reference our online bleed explanation by clicking on the link below. http://www.48hourprint.com/tutorials/bleed-tutorial.html

Guideline Template Use & File Preparation Below is a quick reference guide to determine what guideline template should be used based upon your graphic design application.

Adobe PhotoShop Guideline Template Æ (JPEG) Directions • Click on File > Open • From the Open dialog box, locate the JPEG template that was saved and then click Open

Adobe Illustrator Guideline Template Æ (PDF) OR (JPEG) Directions • Click on File > Open • From the Open dialog box, locate the PDF or JPEG template that was saved and then click Open

Adobe InDesign Guideline Template Æ (PDF) OR (JPEG) Directions • Click on File > New > Document • From the New Document dialog box under the Page Size section, set the Custom option from the drop down menu provided and then set the dimensions to the size of the product ordered plus an additional ¼” (.25) for the Width and Height settings • Select the proper Orientation, either Portrait or Landscape • Then under the Margins section set the Top; Bottom; Inside; & Outside settings to .125 and then click OK • Click on File > Place • From the Place dialog box, locate the PDF or JPEG template that was saved and then click Open • At this point your cursor will change. Position the cursor in the upper left hand corner of the Artboard and left click your mouse to place the image

Microsoft Word We suggest that you NOT use Word for any design purposes. Instead, we suggest that you use Publisher or PowerPoint. These software applications provide the proper design functions required.


Microsoft Publisher Guideline Template Æ (JPEG) Directions • Click on File > Page Setup • Under the Layout tab and within the Publication Type section, click on the Custom option from the menu provided • Then within the Page Size section, set the dimensions to the size of the product ordered plus an additional ¼” (.25) for the Width and Height settings • Select the proper Orientation, either Portrait or Landscape then click OK • Now click Insert > Picture > From File • From the Insert Picture dialog box, locate the JPEG template that was saved and then click Insert • The JPEG image will land centered within the design layout so there is no need to move or resize the template

MS PowerPoint Guideline Template Æ (JPEG) Directions • Click on File > Page Setup • From the Page Setup dialog box set the Slides Sized For option to Custom from the drop down menu provided • Then set the dimensions to the size of the product ordered plus an additional ¼” (.25) for the Width and Height settings • Select the proper Orientation, either Portrait or Landscape then click OK • Now click Insert > Picture > From File • From the Insert Picture dialog box, locate the JPEG template that was saved and then click Insert • The JPEG image will land centered within the design layout so there is no need to move or resize the template

QuarkXpress Guideline Template Æ (PDF) OR (JPEG) Directions • Click on File > New > Project • From the New Project dialog box and under the Page section make the following adjustments: o Set the Size dimension to Custom from the drop down menu provided o Then set the dimensions to the size of the product ordered plus an additional ¼” (.25) for the Width and Height settings o Select the proper Orientation, either Portrait or Landscape o Then under the Margins section set the Top; Bottom; Left; & Right settings to .125 • Then click OK • Click on the Rectangle Picture Box Tool from the left hand tool bar • Place the cursor in the upper left hand corner of the template and drag the cursor to the bottom right hand corner to draw a picture box to the exact same size as the page • With that picture box selected click File > Get Picture • From the Get Picture dialog box locate the PDF or JPEG template that was saved and then click Open • The PDF or JPEG image will land centered within the picture box so there is no need to move or resize the template

CorelDraw Guideline Template Æ (PDF) Directions • Click on File > Open • From the Open Drawing dialog box locate the PDF template that was saved and then click Open o If you receive an Import PDF dialog box, simply select Text and then click OK • The template will land centered on the page so there is no need to move or resize the template • Then click Layout > Page Setup • Set the dimensions to the size of the product ordered plus an additional ¼” (.25) for the Width and Height settings • Select the proper Orientation, either Portrait or Landscape • Then click OK


Freehand Guideline Template Æ (JPEG) Directions • Click on File > New • Within the Properties box, click on the Document tab • Change the Page Size to Custom from the drop down menu provided • Set the dimensions to the size of the product ordered plus an additional ¼” (.25) for the Width and Height settings • Select the proper Orientation, either Portrait or Landscape • Click File > Import • From the Choose A File dialog box locate the JPEG template that was saved and then click Choose • Then move the template to be aligned with the page For further information regarding File Preparation click on the link below: http://www.48hourprint.com/preparing-files.html

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