Artwork Requirements

  • Mac or PC Files in RGB Color Mode w/ spot colors if possible.
  • Digital artwork must be submitted in accepted formats only.
  • We can recreate or make your art printable for an additional fee.
  • We CAN NOT use Website graphics. They are generally very low resolution which makes them unusable for screen printing.


ART REQUIREMENTS FOR TEXT, LINE COPY, OR SPOT COLOR DESIGNS:

  • All files must be in the following vector based formats:
    Adobe Illustrator CS, Vector EPS
  • All fonts must be converted to outlines/paths. All outlines should be
    converted to objects.
  • All colors must be converted to spot colors with PMS color indicated in the file.
  • Send additional JPEG version of file to communicate color representation if file does not display color the way you want it printed.
  • Please keep stroked paths to a minimum of 1 pt. Anything less is not guaranteed to show.

ART REQUIREMENTS FOR 4 COLOR PROCESS OR SIMULATED PROCESS:

  • Minimum specifications are required to achieve good print results.
  • GIF or JPEG files cannot be used for separation purposes.
  • File resolution should be at print size and no less than 300 dpi at the initial creation of file.
  • If matching colors, please specify PMS colors or send target hard copy to use as a guide.
  • Hard gradations can produce some banding when printing, try to use a smooth blend when building your halftones in your file. Generally, percentages of color less than 6% print as zero. Percentages of color greater than 90% will print as solid due to dot gain.
  • All files should be in a layered Adobe Photoshop format.
  • When building file, keep as a layered file off of the background.
    APPLICATIONS NOT ACCEPTED:

  • PowerPoint, Word, Excel,Publisher, or any other word processing programs. These applications do not allow for separating colors. We cannot use art created in these programs.

SUBMITTING ART FILES :

  • We accept files via Flash Drive, DVD, CD, FTP(available upon request), or E-mail. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to call us.