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One of the best strategies to get good value for your printing budget is to provide PRINT-READY files. Please look at our guides on this page. Also featured are some basic TEMPLATES and READY-MADE DOWNLOADABLE DIELINES which can be used as-is to save $ on projects such as pocket folders.

Downloadable Files

Our prepress staff is part of your team when it comes to helping you submit files that are print-ready. We also provide templates and downloadable dielines. If there is something you need and don’t see here, just ask.

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Print-Ready PDF Guides

Guides for the most popular page layout programs.

Print-Ready saves time!

Learn to prep your files to match your project specifications.

Simple Templates

Postcard & Business Card Templates to download.

Three different formats

If you need something you don’t see, just ask!

Premade Dielines

Several Pocketfolder designs online plus many others.

No extra cost for a custom die.

Choose from many available; please see our instructions.

Print-Ready PDF Guides

Print-Ready PDF Guide for Illustrator

Print-Ready PDF guide for InDesign

Print-Ready PDF guide Photoshop

General File Prep Checklist

How to set up bleeds in InDesign

Laurel Valley Graphics’ PDF Presets for Print-Ready PDFs

This Presets File will aid you in preparing your PDFs as print-ready: LVG Adobe PDF Preset.joboptions

How to install: This Presets File cannot be “opened” by InDesign®, Illustrator® or Photoshop®. Instead it must be “loaded” to the program. Using InDesign as an example, go to “File” then down to Adobe PDF Presets. On pop-out menu select “Define” and on the next menu select “Load”. Then point to the location of the LVG PDF Presets file that you downloaded and then “Save.” The Presets will now be accessible in your program as a choice for PDF Export.

Simple Templates

Here are a few simple templates for 6 x 4 postcards and 3 x 2.5 business cards, with bleed. These are ready to download and use with either InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop. Any of the templates can be resized to fit a different layout, such as a simple 8.5×11 sheet. The Photoshop version is a “jpg” file that can be placed in other programs as a guide. Some technical knowledge may  be needed to use these, but please remember that we are available to answer your questions during regular business hours. Just call toll free 724.539.4545 or email info@lvgraphics.net.

Standard 6 x 4 Postcard Templates

Standard 3.5 x 2 Business Card Templates

Premade Dielines

Business card slits on these pre-made dielines can be removed but not repositioned.

Instructions for using our premade dieline files

After downloading the premade dieline, ensure your document size is the total size of the pocket folder with tabs, pockets and panels open.

Place the EPS or PDF file as you would any graphic. Once you’ve placed the die, you can visually position the dieline by aligning the corner edges of the dieline to the corners of your document. Keep in mind that the pocket flap tabs are included in the total document size. If there is a tab on the left side, use the outer edge of the tab for the left side placement.

Design elements that print to the edge of the pocket folder should extend (bleed) beyond the dieline trim edges by 1/8-inch. There should be no printing onto the tabs beyond this 1/8-inch bleed. Elements should not bleed from the outside front and back panels onto the pockets flaps.

Text and images printing on pocket flaps will print on the outside of the pocketfolder and should appear “upside down”, so that when the flaps fold into the inside they will be right-reading. Keep in mind that the pockets fold up into the inside of the pocketfolder and will cover up the area underneath.

All available Pre-made Dielines CANNOT be altered in size or shape. Business card and CD slits shown and listed on the Non-Standard Dielines cannot be adjusted, but may be removed.

Business card slits are optional on the 9″ x 12″ Standard Pocket Folders and can be used on one or both pockets using any combination of available, standard positions. Business card slits can be either diagonal or halfmoons, single or double. Diagonal slits can be a set of four or a set of two – on opposite corners. Slits are centered in the 4″ pockets and cannot be moved off center (alterations would be considered a custom dieline).

Note: All dieline templates represent actual working dies that have been proven to work in production. However, we strongly recommend that you make a dummy of your project using the template to make cuts and folds. This process often reveals changes that need to be made either to the design or to the dieline. If changes to the dieline will be required, the project will need a “custom” die. Custom dies are an additional cost but be assured that the staff at Laurel Valley Graphics will review any changes or custom requirements to make the project work perfectly from start to finish.

Please feel free to contact an Laurel Valley Graphics prepress representative with any questions by calling toll-free at 724-539-4545 or e-mail info@lvgraphics.net.

 
9×12 one 4″ pocket inside right 9×12 two 4″ pockets
acg1Alrg Four diagonal horizontal
business card slits
for one 3.5×2 card.
LVG Standard 1A
acg2Alrg Four diagonal horizontal
business card slits per pocket
for two 3.5×2 cards.
LVG Standard 2A
acg1Blg Two semi-circle horizontal
business card slits for one
3.5×2 card.
LVG Standard 1B
acg2Blrg Four diagonal horizontal
business card slits on left
inside pocket for one 3.5×2 card.
LVG Standard 2B
acg1Clg Four semi-circle horizontal
business card slits for
one 3.5×2 card.
LVG Standard 1C
acg2Clrg Four diagonal horizontal
business card slits on right
inside pocket for one 3.5×2 card.
LVG Standard 2C
acg1Dlg Eight diagonal horizontal
business card slits
for two 3.5×2 cards
LVG Standard 1D
acg2Dlrg Four semi-circle horizontal
business card slits per pocket
for two 3.5×2 cards.
LVG Standard 2D
 acg1Elrg No business card slits
LVG Standard 1E
acg2Elrg Two semi-circle horizontal
business card slits on left
inside pocket for one 3.5×2 card.
LVG Standard 2E
9×12 two 4″ pockets 9×12 two 4″ pockets
acg2Flrg Two semi-circle horizontal
business card slits on right
inside pocket for one 3.5×2 card.
LVG Standard 2F
acg2Glg Eight diagonal horizontal
business card slits per pocket
for four 3.5×2 cards.
LVG Standard 2G
acg2Hlrg Eight semi-circle horizontal
business card slits for four
3.5×2 cards.
LVG Standard 2H
acg2Klrg Four semi-circle horizontal
business card slits on inside left
pocket for two 3.5×2 cards.
LVG Standard 2K
acg2mlrg Four semi-circle horizontal
business card slits inside right
for two 3.5×2 cards.
LVG Standard 2M
acg2Clrg Four diagonal horizontal
business card slits on right
inside pocket for one 3.5×2 card.
LVG Standard 2C
acg2Nlrg No business card slits
LVG Standard 2N
acg2Plg Eight diagonal horizontal
business card slits inside
right for two 3.5×2 cards.
LVG Standard 2P
acg2Rlg Eight diagonal horizontal
business card slits inside
left for two 3.5×2 cards.
LVG Standard 2R
ACG001lrg 4×9, one 3.25″ pocket
Pocket on the inside right
with one set of halfmoon
business card slits.
LVG die001
acg002lrg 8.75×11.5, two 4″ pockets
One 4.25 vertical pocket
inside back cover, glued
at bottom only.
LVG die002
acg003lrg 9×12, two 6″ pockets
Business card slits on the
inside right.
LVG die003
acg004lrg 9×12, 1/4″ capacity,
two 4″ pockets

Business card slits
inside right pocket.
LVG die004
acg005lrg 8.75×11.75, one pocket
Business card slits bottom-
glued inside right pocket.
LVG die005
acg006lrg 9.5×12, 0.1875″ capacity,
two 4″ pockets

Right capacity pocket no
business card slits,
left flat pocket w/business
card slits.
LVG die006

acg008lrg
9.5×11.5, one pocket
7.25 curved, glued pocket,
no business card slits.
LVG die008
acg009lrg 8.75×11.25, two pockets
4″ vertical pocket inside front
w/two offset BC slits; 4″
horizontal pocket inside back.
LVG die009
acg0010lrg 9×12, two pockets
7″ curved, glued pockets,
two business card slits
inside back pocket.
LVG die0010
acg011lrg 9×12, 3-panel, one pocket
4″ glued pocket with
two business card slits.
LVG die0011
acg011lrg 3-panel
9×12, one 4″ pocket

Pocket on the inside right
one set business card slits.
LVG die0011
acg012lrg 5×9, one 3.5″ pocket
Pocket inside right; no
business card slits.
LVG die0012
acg013lrg 5×5, 5-panel CD holder
Barrel fold, last inside right
panel creates glued pocket.
LVG die0013
acg014lrg 9×11.875, one 4″
vertical pocket

Business card slits
inside right pocket.
LVG die0014
acg015lrg 9×12, one pocket, 2 flaps
2 sets Business card slits
bottom center pocket.
Left flap folds over front.
LVG die0015
acg015lrg 9×12″ capacity, one
CD pocket

Inside right pocket has
slit for CD.
LVG die0016
acg017lrg 9×12, 3-panel,
two pockets

Business card slits on
inside right fold-in.
LVG die0017
acg018lrg 9×12, 3-panel.
one pocket
4″ pocket inside front
w/two offset BC slits.
LVG die0018
acg018lrg 9×12, 1/8th” capacity
2 capacity pockets

No business card slits.
LVG die0019
acg020lrg 4×9, 3-panel, one pocket
4″ glued pocket with
two half-moon business
card slits.
LVG die0020
acg025lrg 3-panel
7.5×11, one 7.5″ pocket

Pocket on the inside right
one set business card slits.
LVG die 25
acg026lrg 5×5.3125 ornament
Circle with hole at
top for hanging.
LVG die 26
acg027lrg 5.5×10, 4-panel CD holder
Barrel fold, last inside right
panel creates glued pocket.
LVG die 27
acg028lrg 9×11.75, exandable
manilla folder

Four scores allow for
three different expansions.
LVG die 28
acg031lrg 8.5×5″ overlapping
flap holder

Four non-glued overlapping
flaps.
LVG die 31