File Transfer Checklist

To ensure accurate and prompt translation of your files, please use a supported file type and follow the guidelines below.


When your file is ready, please email it as an attachment to the Peters Steel Rule Die Design Department at

Other Guidelines

  • Use a 1:1 scaled ratio.
  • Use vector line types. Raster images cannot be read or converted.
  • Extra Lines: All cut, score, perforation and construction lines have the same line type when converted to the die-making software. Be sure to indicate what a line type is, if it is unusual, and delete any construction lines from your file.
  • View: Indicate if your design is print/outside view, or if it is die/inside view.
  • Grip Edge: Indicate which rule is the grip edge dead feed and/or extensions.
  • For large dies, (Bobst, Iijima, Miehle, etc.) include a precise measurement from the edge of the sheet to the first cut rule on the grip edge.

File Types

Please use the preferred formats listed below, and avoid those that are unsupported. For assistance with file formatting issues, please contact us.

Preferred file formats include:

  • .ai Adobe Illustrator Format
  • .pdf Portable Document Format
  • .eps Encapsulated PostScript
  • .dxf drawing exchange format

Peters Dies is not able to read or convert the following file types.

  • Macintosh formatted files
  • .dat comma delimited ascii text
  • .tif tagged image file format
  • .jpg compressed photograph
  • .cdr Corel Draw image file