Setting Up Your Files

We want your prints to look as good as they can, and a huge part of that is setting up your files for the best possible quality for printing. We know that can sometimes be confusing, so let us help! With everything from video tutorials and Photoshop design templates, to understanding layers and what they might mean for your prints, the help pages in the sidebar to the left are designed to make printing with CatPrint as simple and worry-free as possible.

Color Format:
We recommend that you set up your files in CMYK color format.

Dots Per Inch:
We recommend that you set up your files with a minimum of 300dpi to ensure that your files print clearly without pixelation.

A simple test to make sure that your files will print clearly is to enlarge them 400% in a file viewer. A 300dpi high resolution file will be clear even at 400%.

If files lower than 300dpi are submitted, your order will be held and you will be contacted by a customer service representative.

File Formats:
CatPrint accepts the following file formats for printing: JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF. All PDF files should be flattened before submitting for print.

File Size:
All files should be sized proportionally to your print size to ensure that the prints are not stretched or skewed.

For example, if you are printing a 5"x7" full bleed invitation, your file should be 5.25"x7.25" with the bleed included.

If you are printing a 5"x7" no bleed invitation, your file should be sized to 5"x7". If you submit files that are not proportional to the print size, your order will be held and you will be contacted by a customer service representative.

View our available design templates to help you with your file setup here.

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