How to save a print ready file

So, what’s a print ready file mean, anyway?

Let’s take a look at how to save your file into a print ready file. Try not to get too overwhelmed, hopefully your designer is on it. If not, we’ll do what we can at Flash Print to give you some help if you need it. Here’s a great checklist to go by.

splatterConvert your RGB images into CMYK color image
Make sure your file is saved as a PDF.
JPEG. TIF. AI or InDesign file.
Make sure your resolution is 300dpi
1/8 bleed in place (if needed)

Bleed – Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. The bleed is the part on the side of your document that gives the printer that small amount of space to move around paper and design inconsistencies.

DPI – Dots (pixels) per Inch. For print, image files are optimized at 300 DPI.

Why should I print digital?

Digital printing is great because of a lot of things, but specifically:


You can print in small quantities, and save money since you don’t have to order more to save more like regular printing small or large quantities, 100, 200 or 500.

Turnaround is FAST! Think 24 hours to 48 hours on most jobs!

Order what you need, when you need it without worrying about inventory or dated materials!