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art file prep

From sleek and stylish to bold and eye-catching, our full suite of design services ensures your project gets the professional polish it deserves.

Reach out to your dedicated customer representative or shoot us an email at help@memphisvinyl.com for all the details. You've poured your heart and soul into crafting your record and now it's time to make sure it's dressed to impress!

Please follow these guidelines when preparing your album artwork:

300 ppi resolution

For optimal printing quality, your final art requires a resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch). Please note: Large dimensions (i.e. 2000 x 2000) do not ensure a higher resolution.

no rgb color

For a pristine print, please make sure all of your art is in CMYK and/or PMS color mode. Trust us, it's the way to go. Using anything else, like RGB, might mess with the colors once printed. Let's keep those hues accurate and vibrant!

1/8" bleed

You’ll want to leave an extra ⅛” margin around the perimeter to allow for precise trimming. So, for instance, if you're working on a 12" x 12" design, stretch it out to 12.25” x 12.25” in your final PDF file. This ensures a clean finish and will keep your art looking sharp! Note: Some items may require additional bleed, which will be clearly marked in our templates.

no templates on final art

Let’s keep those specs and guidelines out of sight! When exporting your final art, you’ll want to hide any templates you’ve used. Clean artwork, no specs – that’s the idea!

embed all fonts

Kindly keep those fonts in your artwork either outlined (yep, converted to those slick vector shapes) or bundled up nice and tight with your files. That way, we've got everything we need to nail the printing of your album designs.

high quality pdfs

For best results (and the quickest turnaround), please send us your album artwork in high-resolution PDF format. Delivering your art in PDF format will ensure that every detail is maintained in the final print. For information regarding other acceptable formats, please reference our advanced file prep guide below.

additional resources

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