MINIMUM ELECTRONIC ART REQUIREMENTS TO AVOID
ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR GRAPHIC ARTS TIME
In order for us to reproduce your logo or message at the highest quality, we must use high resolution original art. This requires that your file meet the following minimum requirements:
300 d.p.i resolution (600 d.p.i. if possible)
Saved as vector art
.eps,.ai or .pdf (other file types saved as these will not work)
If you're unable to provide art per the above, we can have our artists make your art camera ready for the following estimated costs: $15 (simple typesetting), $25 (simple clean up or layout) or $50 (basic redraw or more involved clean up). You will see these charges reflected on your order confirmation and/or final invoice.
DETAILED SPECS FOR GRAPHIC ARTISTS
MAC or PC
Adobe Illustrator (preferred)
Is your high resolution art only available in another popular graphics program such as Photoshop, CorelDraw, or Quark? Ask us whether one of these additional programs can be used by the manufacturer of this product. We cannot use, open or accept art created in any page layout, presentation or word processing programs such as MS Word, Pagemaker or Power Point.
.eps, .ai, or high resolution .pdf - saved as vector art (this makes it possible to adjust the size of the art in your file up or down to fit the imprint area without any loss of quality).
If scanned images are used with artwork, they must also be sent. Please send them as a separate .tiff file at 600 dpi. Files may be compressed with Stuffit or WinZip. We cannot use files with embedded images.
Convert all type to curves, paths or outlines (this changes the format of your text so that the integrity and shape are protected during electronic transfer).
Include all placed files along with the screen and printer fonts used in the document.
600 dpi - actual size or larger.
300 dpi may be acceptable for some items. 1200 dpi may be required for a few items where fine detail printing is possible. All scanned images must be initially scanned at this resolution. Lower resolution art "saved as" the higher resolution will not reproduce at high quality.
Image should be black and white, color separated with no trapping, for imprints of 1-3 colors. Image should be CMYK for 4 color process imprints.
Please advise if use of the plant's standard ink colors is acceptable or if PMS color matching is required ($50 per color). For multi-color imprints, a color composite (an picture/image showing the layout and colors together as they will appear on the item) should also be included for reference.
Art supplied with halftones should be "to-size" at 72 lines per inch. Tint percentages between 25% and 65% are recommended. It is not possible to print halftone images on some products.
If art has bleeds, copy must be at least 1/8" inside cut lines and extend past the cut lines by 1/8".
That's it! We look forward to working with you on your project!