When placing an order submitting correct artwork can be confusing. We are here to help!
The most common challenge is submitting the correct format that will provide the best quality imprint. The required artwork is vector art, which may need the use of special software or design services.
If you do not have artwork in the correct format -- or need a logo or special design, we can create it for you at an additional cost. Basic layouts, adjusting your art or setting text (i.e. name, phone number, etc.), will be done for you at no cost.
Artwork should be PC compatible vector art saved in a high resolution formats such as: .AI (Adobe Illustrator CS6) or .CDR (CorelDraw) or .EPS.
Most .jpg files are not acceptable as their resolution is generally too low and will not print well. Other artwork that is not acceptable includes: photocopies, faxed art, letterhead or business cards, or multi-color art that needs to be made one-color. Images and logos from websites are low-resolution and cannot be used unless provided in their original program or format.
If you are engraving or screen printing, artwork must be in black and white. If it is in color we can advise if it can be converted.
Adobe Illustrator: Be sure to "create outlines" on all fonts. All placed images must be created at a minimum of 600dpi. AI and .EPS are acceptable formats.
Corel Draw: All fonts should be converted to curves. All placed images must be created at a minimum of 600dpi. Submit files in .CDR or export to .AI (CS6) format.
PDF files may be used for full color images. Files must be saved in a high-resolution (at least 300 dpi) or pre-press setting). Most PDF files cannot be modified or resized once they are submitted.
We always show you a proof of your artwork or Logo at the size it will be imprinted on the item. This is to ensure the highest quality imprint and eliminate possible confusion, as well as to guarantee that you are completely satisfied with your order.
If you have questions or are unsure of either the quality or format of your artwork/logo, please contact us for assistance.
You are invited to send us your file and request that we advise you on the print quality. We can assist with the layout of your imprint or do minor clean-up of your artwork at no charge.
If your imprint consists of simple text (i.e. name, address, phone number, etc.), we will typeset that for you at no charge.