Simple design templates with preset guidelines to get your project started.

Quality control is crucial when printing with Deja. In order for us to accept your files for printing, a strict set of instructions must be followed to ensure that the print job is completed correctly. Files MUST be submitted in Illustrator .AI, .EPS or .PDF with trim marks and all text converted to outlines. Photoshop .PDF or .TIFF format file formats are accepted as well. Flattened .JPG images WILL NOT be accepted.

Please use the following guidelines when starting your project. With these guidelines in place, our proofing process will be much quicker and less wait time for your product to be completed.

Adobe Illustrator File Guidelines

Adobe Illustrator > Creating your document
- create file with final trim size dimenion (ex. 3.5" x 2" not 3.625" x 2.125")
- ensure document has a .125" bleed from trim line
- place guidelines .125" from trim edge

Adobe Illustrator > Finalizing your document for print
- embed all images (select photo > embed [embed button should appear when the photo is selected])
- outline all text (duplicating the final design file prior to outlining text is recommended)
- submit final file as Illustrator .ai, .eps. or .pdf (.pdf must contain trim marks)

Please download one of our templates listed on the right.
If you do not find the right template for your project, please contact info@dejaprinting.com

Adobe Photoshop File Guidelines

Adobe Photoshop > Creating yoru document
- create file to final trim size and add .25" for bleed
(ex. document size 4" x 6", create document size to 4.25" x 6,25")
- ensure file resolution is 300 pixels/inch
- colour mode must be in CMYK

Adobe Photoshop > Finalizing your document for print
- right click text layers and 'Convert to Smart Object'
- export/submit as .psd or .tiff

How to add Spot Gloss to your design file?

A second file is neccessary when submitting designs for Spot Gloss printing. The Spot Gloss file will indicate which design elements or objects will have the gloss applied to. (See figure below) For optimum printing results, we recommend submitting your Spot Gloss file in vector format (achieved in Adobe Illustrator or InDesign).

In the sample case above, we are applying spot gloss only to the puzzle piece broken away from the rest.

How to label your files:

Design File:

Spot Gloss File:
* add extension UV to Spot Gloss files.

* Note that a separate file for spot gloss must be made for both sides.
Four files total for a double sided print with Spot Gloss.