Templates

Use our free template library to set up your printed piece. Our templates will save your time and money. They include information about bleed, cut, and fold so you can design accordingly.

Using Our Templates

Using Our Templates

Our templates are available for the following layout programs: Adobe InDesign, Corel Ventrua, or Quark. Use our mailing list template for mailing database setup.

Follow guidelines in our Time-Saving Preflight Checklist before submitting your print-ready files.

Template Demo

Bleed Area Line The pink area indicates the bleed area
Your background should fill this area if you want the image to extend to the end of the page. Keep all important text and images within the safe zone.
Fold Line Green lines indicate a fold
Leave at least .25″ of space on either side of the fold. This ensures text and images remain in the readable portion of the page, not inside the fold.
Trim Line Red dotted lines indicate cuts
This line show the cut line for your document. Anything outside this line is cut off.
Safe Zone Line Everything inside the blue lines is a “safe zone”
This is your content area. Keep important text and image within these bounds.

Using Bleed

Using Bleed

A bleed is an image or color that extends beyond the trimmed edge of a printed sheet.

Example of No Bleed
Example with Bleed As illustrated to the left here, even though the cut is slightly off, no white area is shown.
Bleed and Trim Demo Design Trim Demo

In the example above, the version with the proper bleed gets only part of the pawprint background cut off and not any of the dog artwork or text. In the version with no bleed, the dog’s foot and part of the text gets cut off.

Basically, you intentionally create your design to be cut off around a certain spot and you don’t put anything you’d mind losing in that area. This way, even if the cut is slightly off, you won’t end up with a white edge on your design anywhere.


Types of Bleed:
You only have to bleed where you intend for your design to extend all the way to the edge of the page.

Types of Bleed Illustration

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Opening Templates

Opening Templates
In Adobe Illustrator:

  • Download the .eps or .pdf version of the template
  • Open a New File
  • Then place the file by going to File > Place…
  • Browse to the Template and Double Click On It. It should appear in your document
  • You can then design on top of it (lowering the opacity might help) or drag guides onto the screen to mark the safe area, bleed area, and trim line and delete it after you’re finished
  • Once your design is finished, be sure to delete the original template before submission
In Adobe InDesign:

  • Download the .eps or .pdf version of the template
  • Open a New File – make sure you select “Print” as your format
  • Then place the file by going to File > Place… or by pressing Ctrl+D on PC or Cmd+D on Mac)
  • Browse to the Template and Double Click On It. It should appear in your document
  • You can then design on top of it (lowering the opacity might help) or drag guides onto the screen to mark the safe area, bleed area, and trim line and delete it after you’re finished
  • Once your design is finished, be sure to delete the original template before submission
Other:
We’d recommend you design your file in a true page-layout program, but if you’d like to use another program, we’ve provide the .jpeg files as a guide.

Download a Template

Download a Template

Just click on the appropriate file icon to download it to your computer.

EPS FileEPS File PDF FilePDF File JPEG FileJPEG File XLS FileExcel File
Mailing List XLS File
Business Cards (3.5″ x 2″) EPS File PDF File JPEG File
Post Cards (4″ x 6″) EPS File PDF File JPEG File
Brochures
  • 8.5 x 11.5 Tri-Fold (80lb Text)
  • EPS File PDF File JPEG File
  • 8.5 x 11.5 Tri-Fold (100lb Text)
  • EPS File PDF File JPEG File
  • 11 x 17 Tri-Fold Brochure
  • EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    CD Inserts EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    CD / DVD Sleeves EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    Greeting Cards and Invitations
  • Horizontal Fold
  • EPS File PDF File JPEG File
  • Vertical Fold
  • EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    Letterhead EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    Envelopes (Standard #10) EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    Menus
  • Half-Letter (8.5.” x 5.5″)
  • EPS File PDF File JPEG File
  • Letter (8.5″ x 11″)
  • EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    Table Tents
  • 4.125″ x 8″
  • EPS File PDF File JPEG File
  • 4″ x 4.125″
  • EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    Poster (11×17) EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    Leaflet / Rack Card (4″ x 9″) EPS File PDF File JPEG File
    Door Hanger (3.5″ x 8.5″) EPS File PDF File JPEG File


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