- Label Design Services
- Submitting Artwork
We offer a full range of design and prepress
services. TrustHim Labels and Prints, Inc. can create a visually
appealing, cost effective image for your labels from your
ideas or existing artwork. If you already have artwork, you
can follow the simple guidelines below, under submitting
artwork to send us usable files.
PREFERRED FILE FORMAT IS ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR.
We do however also accept Quark XPress, Freehand and Photoshop.
Please DO NOT SET TYPE IN PHOTOSHOP,
rather set type and compose file in Illustrator. PLEASE
REMEMBER TO CONVERT ALL TEXT TO CURVES / OUTLINES.
PREFERRED FILE FORMAT IS CORELDRAW. We
can accept the following PC file formats: Quark XPress, Adobe
Illustrator, Photoshop and Pagemaker 6.5.
“Screens/Tints/Gradients” and “Fonts”
CD’s, 3.5” diskettes, 100 mb Iomega Zip disks.
Other disk types may be subject to a conversion cost. Always
send a copy of your files, do not send us your original files.
Always send a printout along with the disk.
Please include placed graphics and photographs on your disk.
Scan resolution should be a minimum of 250 dpi at final scale.
When supplying paragraphs of text converted
to curves or rasterized into a bitmap format, please include
original text (.txt) files on your disk.
4.5 pt. minimum. Avoid fine reverse type. Avoid process builds
on type smaller than 12 pt.
Include all fonts used in your artwork on disk. Where Postscript
fonts have been used include both printer and screen fonts.
We recommend Sanserif fonts for small type (4.5 to 7 pt.).
Maintain 1/16” margin from die line for all art, unless
it is an intentional bleed.
Specify required PMS numbers on spot color artwork.
Before sending your disk to us for output, please ensure that
you print out ALL separations to your laser and check that
each separation shows the intended art.
Screens may range from 100% to a minimum of 3%. Any values
that run below 3% may not reproduce correctly and will deteriorate
the quality of your print job.
Black: Set to overprint all colors.
Colors: All traps should be set to a minimum of .5 pt. Remember
to spread the lighter color into the darker color.
Minimum setting .35 pt. When printing negative (reverse) lines/rules
.75 pt is the minimum recommended.
Standard 1/16” beyond the die line or crop marks.
Please contact the Food and Drug Administration for necessary
requirements for your particular application.
Bar width reduction should be at .002” when created
at 80%, and .003” when created at 100%. We do not guarantee
scanability of barcodes smaller than 80% scale.
Be sure to contact one of our customer service representatives
for a listing of the available die shapes and sizes which
are stocked in-house. NOTE: Custom shapes and sizes can also
be created for you. Prices vary.
Please submit an accurate color print (or matchprint) as well
as black and white laser separations.
We would like to help. Please contact your customer service
representative. To complete your job cost effectively, quickly
and with the highest degree of quality; please follow
these flexographic computer specifications.
We will finish incomplete
flexo artwork billed at $55/hour
based upon the time required to adjust your art to the above