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Do you offer design services?

MCC Label Direct does not offer design services, but we are happy to recommend designers that we have worked with in the past. Please click here for a directory of designers.

What is a bleed?

A bleed refers to an extra 1/16” (.0625) of image or background color that extends beyond the trim area of your label.

How do I link images or fonts in my artwork?

Please provide a packaged illustrator file which includes the linked images and live fonts.

What does hi-res mean? How do I know if my file is high enough resolution?

Resolution is the number of dots per inch/ pixels per inch. Files must be a minimum of 300 dpi/ppi to print adequately. To check the DPI/PPI of an image in Illustrator, click on the image and on the...

How do I indicate where to print white ink on my label?

If your design calls for white to be printed on the label (common on clear or metallic stocks), this must be indicated in your artwork. In Adobe Illustrator please create a separate layer and...

What is a gutter?

The gutter is a 1/16” (.0625) space between the edge of the label and the artwork.

What is a corner radius?

Corner radius is the shape and measurement of the corner of the label. For a squared corner, the radius is 0.0156. For a rounded corner, the radius is 0.125.

What kind of proofs do you offer?

You will see your image online before submitting your order.

How is color accuracy ensured between orders?

We keep a color record for each order we print. If a label is reordered, it will be matched to the color record.

What is CMYK printing?

Digital printing uses 4-color process, also known as CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black are the four colors used). These four colors are mixed to provide an unlimited amount of colors, similar to...