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Artwork Requirements

PROCESS FOR DIGITAL TRANSFERS

 

If pre-mocking your designs up by the sheet please make sure to leave .75 to .5 margins - Its best to let us gang the sheets for you! Just send us sizes, and qty needed.

 

Vectorized artwork is best. If your artwork is Rasterized, please ensure the artwork is set at 300DPI.

 

SUBMITTING ARTWORK

Please note: we will gladly print any artwork submitted however if it is a RBG or PNG we cannot guarantee the print.

Vector transparent background file only.

 

To avoid a hiccup in the print, you must convert the text to outlines, which simply means, turning the text into a graphic element. It is quite simple.

 

All fonts and strokes should be converted to shapes/curves/outlines and colors should be 100% with no transparencies.

 Color profiles should be set as CMYK, not RGB.

 

Vector file formats are preferred, be sure to have your art set up how you want it printed on the sheet size you are ordering. No adjustments will be made to artwork submitted and will be printed as sent.

 

Ensure that all fonts are converted to lines or "outline" and ALL aspects of the file(s) are VECTOR (preferred) or transparent PNG (NO JPG element)

 

All black should be composite black (C=100, M=100, Y=100, K=100). Fine lines should be no less than 1pt thick for vector and 2pt thick for raster.

 

Converting Fonts in Photoshop

  1. Select the Text to be converted.

  2. In the Menu Bar, click on the “Type” drop down and select “Convert to shape”

 

Converting Fonts in Illustrator

  1. Select the Text to be converted.

  2. In the Menu Bar, select “Type” drop down and select “Create Outlines”

 

Converting Font in CorelDraw

  1. Click on the Text to be converted.

  2. In the Menu Bar, click on the “Object” drop down and select “Convert to curves”

 

Converting Fonts in Inkscape

  1. Click on the Text to be converted.

  2. In the Menu Bar, click on the “Path” drop down and select “Stroke to Path”

 

Converting Strokes/Outlines in Photoshop

  1. Select the Object to be converted.

  2. In the Menu Bar, select “Layer” drop down and select “Smart Objects”, a fly out window appears, select “Convert to Smart Object”

 

Converting Strokes/Outlines in Illustrator

  1. Select the Object to be converted.

  2. In the Menu Bar, select “Object” drop down and select “Path”, a fly out window appears, select “Outline Stroke”

 

Converting Strokes/Outlines in CorelDraw

  1. Click on the Object to be converted.

  2. In Menu Bar, click on the “Object” drop down and select “Convert Outline to Object”

 

Converting Strokes/Outlines in Inkscape

  1. Click on the Object to be converted.

  2. In the Menu Bar, click on the “Path” drop down and select “Object to Path”

 

Understanding Raster vs. Vector

If you plan on using a logo, text, or illustration for print, we recommend tracking down a vector version of the artwork if possible. Otherwise, try to get the highest resolution version of the artwork possible.

What are the common raster file types?
.png
.jpg or .jpeg
.gif
.tif

.psd

 

What is the popular raster-based image editors?

Adobe Photoshop
GIMP
Photo-paint

 

What are the common vector file types?
.eps
.ai
.pdf
.svg
.sketch

 

What is the popular vector-based image editors?

Adobe Illustrator
Sketch

 

How do you convert raster images to vector images?

Redraw or Artwork revision is a service that upgrades any raster image to vector format for a rate of $30.00 (starting at depending on size of design).

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