Every Door Direct Mail

These are the design specifications for a direct-mail postcard.

TRIM: 8.5" x 6.25"
This is the size your document should be set to.

LIVE AREA: 8.25" x 6"
Set all margins to .125" and keep ALL live matter within the margins. Any elements of your ad that should not be cut off in the trimming process must be within the live area.

BLEED: 8.75" x 6.5"
This is the excess image area that must pass the trim dimensions to ensure that your image will flow over on all sides.

IMPORTANT: Keep mailing address area and stamp indicia blank.

Instructions

1. PREPARE

  • We recommend using InDesign to create your postcard. You can download a pre-set InDesign template to create your template below.

2. EXPORT

  • Ensure all images and artwork are CMYK and 300dpi in resolution.

  • Select PDF/X-1a in the Adobe PDF pre-set dropdown.

  • Select Acrobat 4.0 in the compatibility dropdown.

  • Export both front and back into one pdf file for submission.

  • Under “Marks and Bleed," select “Cropmarks” and set “Offset”to .1667 and the “Bleed” to .125.

3. UPLOAD

  • Go to your Orders .

  • Select the order that pertains to your ad.

  • Select Upload Your Final Design or Select a Previous Design.

  • Follow the instructions to select the file from your desktop and upload your ad!

Key Settings

TRIM: 8.5" x 6.25"

LIVE AREA: 8.25" x 6"

BLEED: 8.75" x 6.5"

RESOLUTION: 300 dpi

COLOR: CMYK

FILE FORMAT: PDFX/1A

Design Templates

InDesign: Click here to download a pre-set template for your Every Door Direct Mail campaign.