Vector Art is REQUIRED
Adobe Illustrator v9.0
Free Hand v8.0
Files That May Require Cleanup
JPG, TIFF, BMP and all other bitmap files
PC or MAC (we prefer PC)
3 ½” Floppy Disk
ZIP 100MB Disk
PC or MAC formatted CD-ROM, Zip 100, 1.44 Floppy Disc, or E-mail. In some rush
instances where a file may be to large for E-mail the file can be delivered via
FTP upload from our web-site.
Adobe Illustrator v9.0
This is our preferred program. Other non-Adobe Illustrator files will be
imported into Adobe Illustrator so please prepare your graphic file(s)
accordingly. Please do not forget to save your files down to version 9.0 if
using v10.0 or higher.
Adobe PhotoShop v6.0
Save file as EPS or as a TIFF with a minimum of 300 DPI resolution. The size
should be equal to ½ of the actual print size.
Quark Xpress v4.0
Export/Save your graphic as an EPS file.
Please include all EPS and TIFF files used in creating your artwork. Also
Include a printed listing of the file names used in your graphic. We no longer
return computer discs, composites, or laser printouts so please DO NOT send in
your original copies. Sample items such as banners, flags, pins, buttons and
other samples will be returned at distributors expense.
Text Within Your Graphic
Convert Text to Paths (outline Text). Text which becomes an object cannot be
edited as text. If you cannot convert text to outline artwork then please send
in all printer and screen fonts used in your graphic. MIN/MAX Sizes: Minimum
Type-Size: 24 pt., Minimum Line Thickness: 3 pt., Minimum Line Thickness for
reverse copy : 6 pt. Where the imprint colors meet, a minimum of 14 pt. of
overlap is needed for trapping.
Screen Printing Specs
Orders with screens and or Half-Tones should be supplied on computer disk or
email. We will resize artwork to fit the printed size. Some types/sizes of text
should not be printed as a screen. We do not print Half-Tones using metallic
inks. You should provide the factory with a good glossy composite of how you
anticipate the print to look. We do not guarantee exact PMS color matches,
however, we will attempt to match your desired PMS color as close as possible.
When submitting artwork for spot colors please specify a coated PMS number from
the Pantone Matching System. If you do not specify a PMS color the factory will
use a standard shade of standard color. Not every PMS color shade can be matched
100%. Because of variances in inks, substrates, and printing processes the
finished product will not usually match a printed color composite.
When sending your file via E-mail you must include your distributor name, asi/ppai
number, contact phone, purchase order number, and your sales persons name if you
have one. If someone submits the artwork on your behalf please provide them with
the appropriate information to provide us, without it, we cannot guarantee your
artwork and or order will be processed in a timely manner. Name your file the
same name as the purchase order number. Also Please compress files before
sending if possible, (WinZip or Stuffit).
Camera Ready Artwork
All camera ready artwork will be scanned and converted to digital format. To
yield the best results please submit black and white, color separated art that
is clean, sharp and without distortion. Fine text, lines, and details may not
scan properly resulting in additional clean up charges. The following are not
considered camera ready artwork: business cards, letterheads, hand drawings,
photocopies, facsimiles, and or sample flags and banners. If your artwork
requires typesetting additional charges may be applied.