Preparing Artwork for Print

Accepted File Formats:

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, EPS, PDF, Corel Draw or a Hi-Resolution TIFF/JPG File

Preparation:

All Fonts should be converted to outlines or curves fonts should be included. · Proportions of the document should match the desired final size. · Artwork allows for finishing (hem, grommets etc.) without sewing through copy or images. · All files are saved in an editable format. Do not parse or embed files. Adobe Photoshop files should be left as layers. Do not flatten the image. · Each layout is saved as its own file, and all support files are available. · Do not compress files into .zip, sit, or .arj files

accepted-file-formats

Resolution:

Black & White or Color images: 72 to 350 dpi at 100% (minimum) · Colors are specified as PMS or CMYK & Hard Copy Proof is included. Color Matching: – Provide PMS or CMYK reference · Exact color matches are not always possible, if colors are critical, be sure to request a color sample, otherwise we will use our best judgment when reproducing your image.

Building Vector Files:

All text and line art should be created in a vector-based program such as Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw. · Gradients created in these applications have the tendency to show “banding” when reproduced at a large size. For best results, gradients should be created in raster based programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, and then imported into your vector document. · When linking raster images to your vector documents, please be sure to send all support files – do not embed placed artwork.

Building Raster Files:

Complex images should be created in layers and sent to us as an un-flattened Photoshop document. · Avoid sending files in JPEG or GIFF formats. TIFF files with LZW compression ON yield the best results. · ¼ of final repro size @ 300 dpi will yield an acceptable resolution.