At Peel Label we can work hand in hand with you to design a label for your product that is not only eye catching but also cost efficient, or you can supply to us your own artwork.

Guidelines for Submitting Artwork

File Types
We utilize state of the art equipment and software, including the latest Adobe CS applications. This means we are capable of receiving a wide variety of electronic file types and converting them to suit our parameters on press. Along with the electronic files, you should also supply us with color hard copy or PDF file to ensure that our output matches your intended results.

Email & FTP
Small files – those less than 5 MB – may be emailed to sales@peellabel.com.   Files that are 5 MB and smaller can be uploaded through our quote form and files larger than this should be supplied on disk or uploaded using File Transfer Protocol (FTP).  Please contact us for our FTP site information.


There are two ways to ensure that the text will display correctly on your supplied files:

  • Supply all fonts used in the files for us to load when working on your job.
  • Convert all text to outlines to ensure exact placement of all characters.

Note: due to copyright limitations, we advise that you use the second method (convert to outlines), though this makes it very difficult to edit should there be any revisions after the file has been submitted.
Postscript or OpenType fonts are preferred, but we are able to use other file formats, including Truetype. Ensure that all text is created in a vector drawing program (Adobe Illustrator) or page layout application (Indesign or QuarkXpress), and NOT in an image editing application (Adobe Photoshop). Typefaces with very fine serifs may require a 0.1pt stroke to improve their printability.
Include all linked files, current and updated, that are placed in your artwork layout. All images, linked or embedded, must be supplied in CMYK format at a minimum of 300 dpi. In Photoshop, when you are converting from RGB to CMYK, use the North American Standard (SWOP Coated) setting at 20% dot gain. Please provide an original layered Photoshop document whenever possible.
Do not trap the artwork. Our art department will trap the job to our specifications.
Include a minimum bleed of 1/16″ outside the die cut area. This is particularly important when an image (a linked or embedded Photoshop file) bleeds off the edge of the label. Also, allow 1/16″ type safe area inside the die line.
Line weights (strokes) are to be a min. of 0.007″ or 0.5 pt for isolated elements (strokes on a separation that are not supported by surrounding text or graphics).
Typically, we deliver artwork proofs via email, using PDF files for approval. We recommend using the latest version of Adobe Reader to view and print these files successfully.

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