Should my file have a cutting line or crop marks?

Your file is required to have a cut line. The cutting line must be in the color magenta to properly be recognized with our software. Check out the tutorial video below on how to create a cut line to your file. Please do not use crop marks within your file.


How to make a Cut Line

For the shape: Choose Window > Toolbars > Advanced

  1. Select the tool pen, the rectangle or an existing vector object and create a shape.
  2. Select the created shape and give the line the color ‘stans'.
  3. Choose Window > Line > Weight > Create weight to 0.2mm (0.567 pt.).
  4. Choose Window > Attributes > Overprint stroke.


  •  Using the Rectangle tool:
  • Select the rectangle tool and click where you want the square/rectangle to be. Enter the width and height and click OK.
  • For rounded corners: Choose Window > Transform.
  • Select 'properties rectangle' for corner type and change the radius of the corner to 2mm (the lower four numbers).


  •  Using a Pen tool:
  • Use the pen tool to click on the place where you want the cut line to start.
  • Always click around the object to make the cut line.
  • Press and hold the mouse button and drag to make a bend.
  • Finish by clicking again on the point where you started.


  •  Create a new spot color cut line:
  • Choose Window > Swatches.
  • Choose = (top right) > New swatch.
  • Change name of the swatch to “stans” (in all lower case).
  • Change color type to Spot color.
  • Change CMYK to C0, M100, Y0, K0.
  • Press OK.