Flexo Specs



Please supply all fonts outlined or supply all fonts in a “Fonts Folder”


Please supply all linked images in an “ Images Folder”

File Formats

We prefer all artwork to be submitted in Adobe Illustrator format.

Supported File Formats

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • PostScript Files

Adobe PDF (High Resolution Vector Format preferred)


The following general flexographic artwork specifications are based on the capabilities of photopolymer printing plates. Each printing press has unique print characteristics. Please consult your printer or contact us for more specific details.


Amount of bleed (overlaps to trim or die cut): 3/8”
Amount of bleed (overlaps on varnish glue tab): 3/8”


Positive text minimum: 7pt
Negative text minimum: 7pt

Line Stroke

Minimum line stroke: 2pt (3pt recommended)


  • Colour: Darkest colour, black preferred
  • Standard Size: 100%, Minimum for Flexographic print plates 65%
  • Quiet Zone: 1/8″ clear area in scan direction


Suited as per customer requests & press requirements

  • Preferred trap setting: .005 (5 thousands)
  • Minimal trap setting: .003 (3 thousands)

Dot Shape-Screen Ruling Angles

Preferred dot shape: Euclidean / 45 / 65 / 85 / 110
Preferred Screen Angles: Cyan-75 / Magenta-45 / Yellow-0 / Black-15