Print Ad Specifications

Preferred file format: Press resolution PDF set at High Quality Print Standard PDF/X-1a:2001 InDesign CS5 or lower, Photoshop CS5 or lower, Illustrator CS6 or lower, EPS flattened with all text converted to outlines, TIFF flattened. We perfer files sent via email or Dropbox (shared with but can accomodate other methods upon request. We also encourage you to include your layered PSD file so small edits in the future can be done easily through SDSW.

Images must be CMYK or grayscale color mode. NO RGB, duotone or index files will be accepted. B&W files should be saved as grayscale. All images provided for ads should be final, color corrected, with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater. Support graphics should be TIFF or EPS files with fonts saved as outline. Hi-res images should not be scaled more than 115% to maintain image quality. 

For the darkest black output, set solid black objects to these specs. 

CMYK Color Mode - C:60 M:40 Y:40 K:100

Full page ads with a bleed will be trimmed .25” on ALL sides. Keep all text, logos and photographs .25” away from all edges of the page to avoid the bleed area. (Please note specs for the full page trim size)

All advertisers will be sent a proof of the ad received and will be responsible for returning the signed proof before the camera-ready deadline. This is not a color proof. All advertisers must approve the proof or request specific changes. SDSW is not responsible for errors the advertiser fails to correct on the final proof. 

Some color variation in the printing process is normal and SDSW is not responsible for these shifts. To ensure accurate color, client can provide a match print so our printer can reference it during the press run or client can request a match proof from our press for a small fee. All other proof types cannot give an accurate read of color. 

If you would like to request a color proof from our press, please contact our production department.


  • Send on CD/DVD to: 

San Diego Style Weddings
Attn: Production/Art Department
3142 Tiger Run Ct.  Suite 116
Carlsbad, CA 92010

  • E-mail to:
  • Upload to our FTP site: (Preferred Method)
    Call our office at 760.727.9979 for instructions.
  •  DropBox to

*Note: if you choose to use an alternative method such as Hightail, Google Drive, Box, etc please send ALL invitations to 


All ads submitted should be suitable to print as is. SDSW can not be responsible for any errors in content. If files are prepared improperly and mechanical requirements are not met, SDSW can not guarantee the reproduction of the ad. Please confirm via email ( or phone (760.727.9979) that all artwork was received.

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