A proof is a digital rendering of your product design. It will come to you from via email as a .pdf attachment after you have placed your order and we’ve had an initial consultation with you about your design.


A print-ready file is one that has been prepared for printing. If the following instructions are Greek to you, you probably need our graphic design service.

Print-ready files must be one of the following: AI, BMP, EPS, GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG, PSD, TIF, or TIFF.

Elements must be set to a minimum of 350 dpi.

Your file will need a blue safety line, a pink trim line, and a black bleed line. If your file doesn’t contain these marks, it is not print-ready.

Files must be flattened and fonts must be outlined.

Print files must be in CMYK mode. For AI files, images must be properly linked or embedded.


Where free graphic design is offered, it includes an initial design consultation, up to 5 stock images from our image library, high-resolution images of your own you may wish us to include, full layout with custom graphic elements, images, text, and reasonable revisions as necessary to achieve your full satisfaction. 

Free graphic design does not include custom illustrations and technical drawings. These can be done for an additional cost. Request a quote. 

Cdesigns will store your graphic design files for you, to make reordering easy. If you need to make minor changes to your graphic files before ordering a reprint, we will implement them at no additional charge.

If you pay a fee for graphic design services, we will provide your graphic design artwork files to you upon request.

In instances where we provide free graphic design, Cdesigns retains ownership of the design files it creates for you and does not release the files upon request unless you wish to pay our regular design fee to purchase your design file.