Sending Files to MARKOTS

If we are printing door hangers or postcards directly from your own finished artwork the following are some guidelines to simplify the process of sending us your files.

File formats:

The preferred format for sending us files is a press quality PDF.

We also accept EPS, JPG and TIFF formats as well as native files in any of the usual design & page layout programs such as PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, and so on.

When preparing files, make sure that they are CMYK. Flatten all files and convert fonts to outline before sending them. Images and files should be at 300 dpi resolution.

Design specifications:


Door hangers and postcards need to have 0.1 25" (i.e. 1/8th) inch bleed on all four sides. As an example, for 4x6 final size trimmed postcard, the file that we need to get is 4.25x6.25.

Safe area

In order to allow for tolerances in trimming the printed pieces, your design should allow for a O.25" (1/4th) inch "safe area" between the edge of your design and the edge of the paper. Please keep all critical text within the "safe area". For door hangers, no critical text in the top 1.75" area where a hole will be punched.

Layout & Templates

The layout guide and templates below will further assist in ensuring correct submission of files.


Final Postcard File Dimension Template
Size To send  
4x6 4.25x6.25 Postcard Template 4x6.ait
5.5X8.5 5.75X8.75 Postcard Template 5_5 x 8_5.ait
6x11 6.25X1 1.25 Postcard Template 6x1 1.ait


Final Doorhanger File Dimension Template
Size To send  
4.25x11 4.55x11.25 Doorhanger Template 4_25x11.ait
6X18 6.25X18.25 Doorhanger Template 6 x 18.ait

How to send files when ready:

Files totaling up to 20mb can be sent by email to with your business name and type of job in the subject line of the e-mail (XYZ Cafe/Door hanger) You can also upload the files here (total 20mb):

Upload your own files

Files larger than 20mb can be sent via our FTP site
Request username and password by sending a request to

You may mail us the files on a CD or a DVD:

MARKOTS - Graphics Dept
470 Harvest Park Dr Ste A
Brentwood CA 94513