Preflight Checklist

Use this list to check for any potential issues in your files.

Page Specifications

  • Document page size set to final trim size
  • Page count correct
  • Blank pages included as needed

Layout Content

  • Bleeds (1/8 inch minimum, if any)
  • Fold panel sizes (contact us for information & templates)
  • Perfect bound & coil books need bleed in the spine (minimum 3/16”)
  • Special bindery elements (die lines, scores, folds?)

Ink Specifications

  • CMYK and/or Spot colors are preferred over RGB
  • Spot colors named the same across files
  • No Registration Black used
  • Convert CMYK black to K only, or Rich Black
  • Rich Black set to C=40, M=30, Y=30, K=100
  • Die lines set to spot color & overprint


  • All images supplied
  • Links in documents are updated
  • Resolution (300dpi recommended for images, minimum 150 dpi.
    1200 dpi recommended for bitmaps, minimum 600 dpi)
  • Overall Image clarity

Fonts and Text

  • All fonts supplied.
  • Text boxes or images too close to trim?
  • Check for text reflow if changes were made