Handbook Folder - Custom Folder Guidelines

Custom folder material that is press-ready:

Custom folder material that is NOT press-ready:

  • Submit artwork proportionate to the templates below. We can reduce/enlarge artwork as needed and typeset wording.
  • If providing digital artwork or photos, see our Folder Digital File Specifications (PDF).
  • Provide instructions with your order. Indicate placement and color for wording and artwork or photos.
  • Design fees may apply for complex material (e.g., maps, calendars, charts) which must be recreated.

Folder Front & Back Covers

Folder Pockets

Folder Handbook (Area above pockets)

Guidelines for "Text-Only" Material We Typeset

We will typeset text in 9-point Helvetica type and resize to fit if too long.

  • For back cover: Submit approximately 1 page of single-spaced, 9 pt. typed text (900 words maximum).
  • For handbook (area above pockets): For each side, submit approximately 1/2 page of single-spaced, 9 pt. typed text (450 words maximum).
  • For pockets: For each pocket, submit approximately 1/3 page of single-spaced, 9 pt. typed text (300 words maximum).
  • Design fees may apply for complex material (e.g. maps, calendars, charts) which must be recreated.

Artwork Guidelines - Folder Material

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  • Tip 1: Submit a clear, sharp copy of your school mascot. DO NOT FAX IT. For your convenience, select a mascot from our mascot library.
  • Tip 2: Artwork MUST be black line drawings on white paper. Artwork with gray shading, pencil, marker, crayon drawings, or from photocopies, newsprint, or low-resolution files (72 ppi) will print poorly. See our Digital Image Specifications (PDF) for details.
  • Tip 3: Submit artwork as close to desired size as possible. Reducing may result in loss of quality and enlarging may magnify imperfections.
  • Tip 4: Do not submit copyrighted or trademarked material (e.g., pro sports logos, D'Nealian®bet, etc.) unless owner provides written consent.
  • Tip 5: Send artwork flat, protected with heavy cardboard. If you have a digital file, please upload material.

If our specifications are not followed, School Mate® is not responsible for poor print quality.