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Bell Binders LLC.

320 21st Street

Toledo, OH 43604

419-242-3201  800-533-2463

 Ring Binders, Index Tabs and Loose Leaf Products for Schools and Business

Screen Printing
Graphic Guidelines for Art Submitted on Electronic Media

Art Placement and Fonts:
Art should be placed according to the actual dimensions of the product you want. If you are not sure of the dimensions, please see our Layout Specification pages or go to the template page and download a template.
To insure the output we create from your files is accurate, please include copies of all printer and screen fonts used in your document.
You can also convert text to paths (outlines); however, we will not be able to make any corrections if you use this option.

Specifying Colors:
Colors should be specified as spot or as Pantone® colors.
DO NOT USE CMYK COLORS. If white is to be printed, please modify a light spot color and change the name to printing white.
Please keep all color names consistent through all files.

We accept art prepared on either Mac or PC platforms. As a member of the Adobe Print Service provider program, we prefer art prepared using Adobe Illustrator (send flattened & layered files).
Please contact us if you are submitting art prepared using software not listed above.
Templates for standard sheet size vinyl binders, poly binders and index tabs are available on this site by clicking on the appropriate link to the left.

Screen Tints/Halftones:
Halftone and screen tints must be created with tonal range between 10% and 85%.

Scanned or Created Graphics:
Grayscale .tif files should be created at 300 dpi. If image has any added text or graphics, please scan at a minimum of 600 dpi (1200 dpi would be best). All other graphics should be scanned at a minimum of 600 dpi (1200 dpi would be best).

Embedded Files:
If you embed a file into your document that includes screen tints/halftones, DO NOT specify screen line count or angle in the embedded file.

Bleed-off Prints:
When creating art for bleed-off prints, extend the art 3/16" past the top and bottom and/or 3/8" past the left and right edges of the binder. For bleeds that stop in the hinge, extend the art into the hinge 1/16"(see bleed-off limit in template).

What to send with your job:
• Copies of all placed files (EPS, TIFs, etc.)
• Copy of your art file, preferably in one of our provided templates

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