Artwork Guidelines & Requirements Checklist

These guidelines should be followed to ensure accurate printing of your labels.

We will notify you if your art is not print ready, and provide options to get your art ready for print.

Accepted FIle Formats for Custom Labels

Preferred File Formats

Vector .ai, .pdf, .eps (.jpg files are acceptable if 300+ DPI at actual label size)

Artwork Size

Artwork must be made to the exact label size, with a 0.0625" (1/16") bleed on all sides.

Artwork Size Guidelines for Custom Printed Labels
Best Custom Label Practices for Fonts & Typography

Fonts & Typography

All fonts must be outlined, provided, or packaged. View our step-by-step on how to outline your fonts.

Material Considerations - White Layers

Labels on a non-white material require a white layer. The white layer should be named with a custom spot color called "White" and must be overprinted.

Custom Label Material Considerations
Custom Die Lines for Custom Printed Labels

Custom Die Lines

If a custom die line is being used, include a die line in the file on a separate layer. The die line should have a stroke with a spot color named "Die", have no fill color, and must be overprinted.

Color Model

Use the CMYK color model when creating and exporting your custom label artwork for print.

Color Model For Custom Printed Labels
Image and Design Assets for Custom Labels

Images & Design Assets

All images must be embedded (not linked) in the file, or have all design assets packaged.

Label Safe-Margin

Maintain a 1/8" (0.125) margin from the label edge to ensure all text and graphics print correctly if they are not intended to bleed.

Safe-Margin for Custom Printed Labels
Barcode Requirements for Custom Printed Labels

Barcode Requirements

If a barcode is included, the barcode must be in vector format, and at a minimum size of 1.2" x 0.5".