These guidelines are provided to help you get the highest quality results without incurring unnecessary costs or delays.

Acceptable File Formats
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd or .tif)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai or .eps)
  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) uncompressed
  • We CANNOT accept the following file formats: indd, cdr, qxd, doc, fhx, ppt, xls, plt

Resolution Requirements
  • Resolution must be at least 100 DPI and no more than 125 DPI @ 100% actual print size
  • If the template is created at half scale, you need to double the DPI to a minimum of 200 DPI
  • For best results, all images in your file should be at the same resolution
  • Check the resolution on your file. Zoom in to your artwork at 100% and examine for pixilation.

Other Requirements
  • Convert fronts to outlines. Do this as a final step and saved as a new file. Once converted, you can no longer edit the text via the text tool.
  • Embed all images versus linking them

Template Guidelines
  • Templates can be located on each product page, directly below the image. See the second tab – "Templates & Instruction"

  • Critical elements such as your logo, key images and text should be kept within the safe area
  • Background elements should extend to the full size of the document, past the trim line and into bleed area
  • See template example below

Graphic Templates Tutorial: How to Use Templates to Design

Do not hesitate to call 973-515-5151 or email ( with any questions!

If you need further guidance, please see our detailed art guidelines: xyzDisplays Detailed Artwork Guidelines

**Note: xyzDisplays is not responsible for proofreading customer supplied files