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Artwork Specifications

General Requirements

To view specific product information and to download a .pdf template for artwork preparation, please click the product name in the right hand column of this page.


Bleeds must extend at least 1/8" beyond the finished card and keytag dimensions. For items without bleeds, allow 1/8" margin from the edge, free of type or graphics.

Copy Limit

The copy must fall within 1/8" of the finished card or keytag dimensions. Also allow 1/8" around keyholes on the keytags. Keyholes should be at least 3/16" from any diecut edge. If your card includes a magnetic stripe and/or signature panel, please consult StoneHouse Marketing for an exact layout prior to commencing with design.


Screens should be 133 to 150 lpi (lines per inch). If your art includes screens, they must be provided on computer disk on one of the formats listed, or on film negative with art sized to fit the area to be printed.

Electronic Transfer

Files can be sent as attachments to our e-mail address at

Files may be sent on CD or DVD. Keep an exact duplicate of each file sent to us in case of in-transit damage. All electronic files must be accompanied by a hard copy proof to demonstrate color breaks, type styles, and layout.

FTP transmission is also available. Please email to obtain a login ID and password.

Macintosh Users: Create a Stuffit archive (.sit extension) that is NOT SELF-EXTRACTING. The Stuffit program is available at

PC Users: Create a WinZip or PKZip archive (.zip extension) that is NOT SELF-EXTRACTING. The WinZip program is available at

Electronic Pre-Press Requirements

Software Requirements / File Formats

Type/Font Requirements

All type must be Adobe Postscript Type 1 fonts, not True Type fonts (TT). All type fonts used in the art must be included on the disk. Please be sure to include both the printer and screen fonts, and send only the fonts required. Do not use the "Style" application, i.e. Bold, Italic, etc. to define font style. Use the actual font from the Font Menu. If you do not wish to include the actual fonts with the artwork, you may use your Applications option, if available, to convert the type to curves.