FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions/File Requirements

1. What type of files can I send to Espich Printing?
We recommend saving as a .PDF
 you may also send the file in the following types: jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, eps, and png.
We prefer that you send .PDF with embedded or outlined fonts. .PDF's are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. Remember to add crop marks and flatten your files before uploading.

2. What color mode should my files be?
If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job.

THESE COLORS ARE IN RGB

THESE ARE THE SAME COLORS BUT IN CMYK


You should always start and finish your designs in CMYK color mode.

3. What resolution should my file be?
Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around.
We only accept 300 dpi files and no less.

4. How should I set up my bleed and crop marks?
Bleed must extend past the cut-line and will be trimmed from the product during the final cutting phase. When the image is required to extend all the way to the edge, bleed is needed to preserve the finished look and the quality of the final product.

Please keep all text at least 0.125" inside the cut-line.

- The bleed for Standard Products is 0.125".
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When sending an .eps or .pdf, make sure you include crop marks so we can cut the job correctly.

5. Does Espich Printing accept borders on jobs?
Yes, but if the border is too close to the cutline, it may be cut off-center slightly.We cut through many sheets at a time, so watch your borders to avoid an unwanted mistake.

6. Can I submit a front and back in the same file?
No. We are now specifically set up to process one side at a time, and this requires that each side of a job must be on a separate file.
Not separating files will cause delays and you might have to send the files again. Remember to separate the pages of your .pdf files as well.

7. How can I make sure my blues do not come out purple?
When using a blue in your design, always make sure to leave at least a 30% difference in your Cyan and Magenta values.

8. What is EDDM and how do I use it?
Use the USPS online tool to target areas you want to reach with your mailing — choose routes by neighborhood, ZIP Code, or city.
Get your mailing to every mailbox along the chosen routes — delivered by USPS Letter Carriers with the day's mail.
Spend as little as 14.5 cents per piece on postage.
For more information on how EDDM works, please visit 
https://www.usps.com/business/every-door-direct-mail.htm
NOTE: For all EDDM products, you are responsible for setup and delivery to USPS for EDDM processing. Espich Printing will use our standard bulk packaging to process your order. No additional or specific handling is available through Espich Printing. USPS requirements for EDDM include choosing the area for mailing from the USPS system, bundling the postcards in packs of 50 and labeling each bundle for the preselected route. Espich Printing will not be responsible for these requirements.
For more information on how EDDM works, please visit 
https://www.usps.com/business/every-door-direct-mail.htm
For more information about how orders should be bundled, please visit 
https://www.usps.com/nationalpremieraccounts/bundlepreparationguidelines.htm
If you have more questions about EDDM, call USPS for more information:
877-747-6249