Art Guidelines

 

Our professional, in-house design department can make recommendations and help you achieve the highest print quality for your promotions. Please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

seed paper templates

Product templates are available here and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . They will be emailed in PDF format and are editable in Adobe Illustrator.

preparing your files

Bleed  A bleed is a printed image, graphic or background that extends beyond the trim edge. For trimming purposes, bleeds must extend .125" beyond trim edge. 

Live Area  Live area describes the imprint area that is deemed ‘safe” from trimming. It is .25” in from the trim edge on all sides.

Image Resolution  300-400dpi at 100%. 

Color  Color must be saved as CMYK. Conversions from Pantone (PMS) to CMYK may produce unexpected results. Included/requested PMS colors will be representative.

Coverage  Cardstock: full coverage, 4-color (CMYK) process; bleed may not be available. Seed Paper: 20% ink coverage/20% dot gain (see Printing Information). Solid black areas print best as a build of 40% Cyan, 40% Magenta, 40% Yellow and 100% Black.

Letterpress  Art can be submitted as line (vector) art only. Save as PDF or EPS. Minimum coverage is recommended.

accepted file formats

QuarkXPress Save as PDFX-1a. Page size must be set to the trim size of your job. Bleeds should extend 1/8" beyond the page area

PhotoshopCS4 or lower  Save as TIFF or JPEG, CMYK or Grayscale, 300 to 400dpi, flattened. Image size must be printed size plus 1/8" bleed all around if necessary.

Adobe IllustratorCS4 or lower  Save as EPS file, fonts converted to paths or outlines. If images are linked, please remember to submit separately.

InDesignCS4 or lower  Save as PDFX-1a, Press or Print Optimized. Remember to include bleed in your PDF settings.

Publisher, Word, Powerpointand other non-professional graphics software  Save/export as PDF

seed paper planting instructions

We encourage you to include planting instructions on your seed paper promotions. Write your own, or use one of the recommended versions below:

This card is embedded with wildflower seeds. Soak in water overnight. Cover with a thin layer of soil and keep moist until seedlings are established.

The handmade paper shape is embedded with annual and perennial wildflower seeds. Soak the paper in water overnight. Cover with a thin layer of soil and keep evenly moist until seedlings are established. Sprouts will appear in a week or two.

Plant this seeded paper and watch your garden grow—a little reminder that beauty surrounds us every day.

submitting your art

Submit your digital art files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You should receive a proof within 24 hours.

 

tagline

Whether used for greeting cards, social stationery, or promotions, our all-natural seed paper makes its most meaningful impact when planted—the garden it grows can be enjoyed year after year, adding a little more beauty to our world.

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