Fotoprint Ltd.
975 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4

P250 382 8218
F250 382 9952
TF1 888 382 8211
 

Templates

We have created templates for the most popular graphic design programs. These are blank documents with guides indicating bleed and safe areas. Use the illustration below to confirm placement of graphics and bleeds.

Choose your application, then right click the appropriate template and choose 'Save as'.

Adobe Illustrator (CS4+)

Adobe Photoshop

Dielines for diecutting

Door hanger dieline [PDF] (4" x 9")

Presentation Folder dieline [PDF] (4" pocket, one or two horizontal business card slots)

Layout Guide

Further Study

What are bleeds and why do you require them?

'Bleed' is the term used to indicate the area of a printed image that will be trimmed off after the document is printed and cut to the finished size. Printed pieces that have a white border around all 4 edges do not bleed. Projects that make use of image bleed must extend any background and-or images 1/8" (3mm) beyond the final trim edge (crop marks). We create bleeds by cutting on the crop marks, through the enlarged image. Depending upon which software you are using, if you do not understand how to create bleeds, we can typically create them for you. Let us know when submitting your job or estimate request.

Business card showing bleeds and crop marks

Fotoprint has a reputation for providing high quality printing and we can only produce this quality if we start with a properly created file. Some print shops will 'fudge' a bleed by enlarging the artwork or trimming under size. We will only do this as a last resort because doing so may affect the final size, fold/crease positions, or may have unwanted and/or uneven white lines around the document. We encourage you to visit this section for tips on creating bleeds properly.

What is your return policy?

We're proud of our 'get it right the first time' record but in the rare occurrence that you receive a defective printing order, please follow these guidelines:

  • Bring back or request that we pick up the entire printing order.
  • Provide a clear description of the issue.
  • Allow us to investigate and identify what happened.

If the problem was on our end, we will reprint it as fast as possible.

If the problem was not on our end, we will contact you to discuss your options. Most errors occur when our customers do not proofread carefully enough. Regardless of the source of the artwork, it is the customer's responsibility to catch any errors in the proof before we print. This is, and always has been, an incredibly important step in the printing process and is the reason why we require approval before going to press.