Label Prepress

Prepress Solutions With a Full Service Graphic Art Department

GSI Technologies employs a full service art department. Utilizing the material and printing expertise of our prepress team, GSI is able to provide a fully responsive manufacturing process that coordinates to our client’s product requirements. The flexibility and versatility of GSI Technologies’ prepress solutions allows us to produce high quality labels that exceed industry standards, in addition to creating attractive customized solutions that can endure a wide variety of harsh environmental conditions.

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Upload Your Art Files Fast & Easy

To decrease your turnaround time and prepress costs, please review the recommendations below, when preparing to send your computer-generated art files. Following these guidelines will make your proof to print process timely and accurate.

Artwork can be emailed, or uploaded to your account manager. Please contact your account manager to upload files larger than 10 MB.


Customer Supplied Artwork Requirements: Customer Reference Information

Acceptable Software Files (in order of preference):

  • .AI – Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 (or previous versions)
  • .EPS
  • .PDF – (from native PDF conversion such as via AutoDesk, Adobe, etc.)

Conversions from third-party PDF programs (such as Cute PDF) are not acceptable

  • .DXF or .DWG (via CAD, SolidWorks or MicroStation)
  • .TIFF – Raster files set to 300 dpi (used for digital printing only)

If .tiff files are provided GSI is unable to modify the content, and as such the output will be unchanged from the original file

Artwork Requirements:

  • Native (original program) Editable Vector image file (i.e. Illustrator .ai file)
  • Fonts supplied or outlined
  • Legible blueprint or layout (i.e. .dxf or a .dwg file; hardcopy)

Must include:

  • Dimensions (Overall size and if applicable, the Round Corner Radius)
  • Dimensions of the copy and graphic location within the layout, if critical as well as text point size
  • PMS colors of all components (Copy, Graphics, Lines, Background) if applicable
  • Clearly identify and provide sizes, location, and dimensions of holes and clear windows, aka Die Cuts


  • Type point size – 4 pt. minimum for Screen, Flexo, and Digital printing
  • Lines – 1 pt. minimum for Screen and .5 pt. minimum for Flexo (2 pt. when trapping Screen or Flexo)
  • Screens should be no smaller than 20%
  • Space from copy to die cut – minimum of .03″ (0.762 mm) preferred
  • Print tolerance is +/- .015″ (+/- 0.381 mm)

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If you are looking for printing solutions for medical, industrial, automotive, or consumer products, give us a call at
630-325-8181. Let’s work together to find a solution that fits.

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