A CatPrint Guide: Making your Files for Sticker Production
You should provide 3 (THREE) files (any format is acceptable, but as always, a PDF is recommended)
If you are providing multiple pages (i.e. every sticker is different) then only File 2 needs to have multiple pages.
You may use any program with "layers" such as illustrator, photoshop, inkscape or GIMP. Your file should have one layer with artwork, and one layer with their die line. You can then save the file 3 times in JPG or PDF format, once with layer one visible only, once with layer two visible only and once with both layers visible.
NOTE: We print file 2, and cut with file 3. File 1 helps us align the cut with the artwork.
Artwork should extend 1/8 inch beyond the die line.
The price of the job is based on the maximum width and height of the die line.
While we do not require it, it is highly recommended that you also include crop marks in the artwork and die line pages, positioned at the max width and height of the die line. Alternatively a bounding box 1/4 inch bigger can be drawn. It is helpful to have some marks that we can use to make sure that our finished dimensions match yours.