How To: Upload Artwork

The new Dittos website makes uploading artwork easier than ever. If you’re not entirely sure how get your artwork to us, simply follow this guide below:

 

Step 1: Select the “Upload” link from the main navigation

Select Upload Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Input the required contact information shown in red, and optionally give us details about your company in green. If you know your sales rep, this will be the time to select that as well.

Required Information

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Give your project a name, and fill out the description box. This is where you can tell us specific project information such as paper type, quantity, color or black and white print, as well as a wanted by date, proof date, or request a call back. Then simply select “Choose File” to insert the file from your phone or computer. If you need to upload multiple files at once, simply create a zip folder containing the files, and upload that.

 

How to: Full bleed printing

If you want the art to extend to the edge of the paper, the file you create for print will need to be set up to “bleed”. What this means is you will have an extra 1/8th of an inch added to the outside of the file. For example, if you are creating a 3.5″ x 2″ business card and you do not want a white border on it, you will need to create a file that is actually 3.75″ x 2.25″. You will extend the background artwork all the way to the edge, that way when the print is trimmed down to finish size (3.5″ x 2″) the artwork will extend all the way to the edge. Here is a graphic to help explain things….

Setting up bleed

In order to ensure there is no white at the edge of the business card, the art used is extended all the way to the edge of the 3.75″ x 2.5″ file. When the business cards are cut down to finish size, the art will extend all the way, leaving no white space. In addition, it is a best practice to keep all the content .125″ inward of the finish size. This is called the “safe area” or “safety margin” to ensure none of the content is accidentally cut off.

 

 

Dittos is now in the McHenry Village

After 11 years being known as Downtown Modesto’s Copy Center, Dittos has moved to the McHenry Village in the heart of Modesto! Dittos is now located in the southeast corner of McHenry Village (previously Beardsley’s Bible), next to Verona’s Cucina Italiana and across from Phillips Lighting & Home.