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:
resolution (600 d.p.i. if possible)
Saved as vector art
.eps,.ai or .pdf (other file types saved as these will not
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.
your high resolution vector file (if available) AND a low resolution .pdf or .jpg
file as backup.
Please use "(organization) (item) art" as the subject line of your
email. If you are ordering more than one item and the imprint is not the
same on all, please send a separate email for each art/item combination.
SPECS FOR GRAPHIC ARTISTS
||MAC or PC
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.
.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
Include all placed files
along with the screen and printer fonts used in the document.
dpi - actual size or
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.
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.
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".