Preparing Artwork for Print: Advice for Graphic Designers
Some jobs may not be square or rectangular and they will need a cutter guide to show the printer where to trim or die-cut. Make sure the cutter guide has a stroke of 0.3 point at the most and it is set to overprint. Choose a random spot Pantone colour for the cutter guide, re-name it "CUTTER GUIDE -- DO NOT PRINT!" and put a note on the side of the artwork repeating this instruction to the printers.
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