Art Guidelines


Sending files to Labels West


Submit preview PDF or JPG for the most accurate price quote. Email your sales contact / CSR or if you're not sure. (We may be able to save you time and money or give your design added shelf appeal with simple suggestions)


Submit files under 7MB: Send email to
(subject: Customer Name and File Name or Job Description; cc: Sales Rep / CSR and include Estimate #)

Submit files over 7MB: Use Labels West secure file transfer system
Combine all print ready native files, links and fonts into a single zip archive and then UPLOAD HERE.

For any questions, call us at 1-800-228-5103



Guidelines for preparing your art files

Supported File Types: Adobe CC Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Layered/Workable PDF. Please also provide preview PDF or JPG. Include all necessary links and fonts. Always clearly indicate cut line by including a DIELINE on a separate layer. All PDF files should have fonts embedded, supplied or converted to outlines. PDFs (maintaining transparency) exported from Illustrator are preferred.

Fonts: We have the complete Adobe Library along with hundreds of other font options. However, there are many different versions of fonts, so please supply all fonts used. It's common for artwork to occasionally require manipulation, typesetting or copy changes.

Images: Photoshop files should be LAYERED, color space should be CMYK, Grayscale or Duotone. Resolution for images at print size should be minimum of 300 dpi for background or photographic images and 600 to 1200 dpi for logos or type.

Press Tolerances: Minimum 3 pt positive type, minimum 5 pt reverse type

Minimum .25 pt (.0035") positive line weight, minimum .5 pt (.007") reverse line weight

*Minimum 1/16th" (.0625") BLEED, minimum 1/16th" (.0625") DIE CLEARANCE* This is critical

Labels West will set all traps and overprints for optimal print quality.

(Conversion, rebuilding, typesetting, etc may require additional time and charges)



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