All text has been converted to outlines

When you’re creating your design, you’re likely adding typography via a text tool, which uses font libraries on your computer. Because we can’t guarantee we have the same fonts you do, we need all text to be converted to outlines. Outlining text removes all font information from your artwork file and switches those editable letters into fixed, un-editable objects, which means we can print your text exactly as desired. Do this as a final step after you’re happy with how all text looks on your design.

1. Choose the Type tool

2. Click inside the text frame you want to outline

3. Do a Select All

4. Go to the Type menu and choose Create Outlines



1. First, delete any elements of the design that you don’t want to print. For example, you might delete the template layer, or any elements of the design that are on a layer you’ve turned off or made invisible.

2. Ensure all remaining layers are visible and unlocked. To do this, go to the Object menu and choose Unlock All and Show All.


3. Do a Select All


4. Go to the Type menu and select Create Outlines.



1. Right-click on the Type layer and select Rasterize Type


2. NOTE: If there are any "Smart Objects" used in your file that contain text, you will need to rasterize those as well.

If you’ve properly converted all the text in the document to outlines, there should no longer be any font information in the file. In Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, you can confirm this by going to the Type menu and selecting Find Font…

You should see a resulting window that says there are zero (0) fonts in your document. If you get a list of one or more fonts, there is un-outlined text that needs to be addressed.


This document still shows there are fonts in use.


This document still shows there are NO fonts in use.


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