Artwork Specifications - Upload Art

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Upload Your Artwork

You will find templates on the product page. Your art file needs to be set up to full size at 100-125 dpi for optimum print quality. Check your files by viewing at 100% print size to see how the art will look when printed. Pay special attention to logos and images, if they appear fuzzy that's how they will print. If you need help setting up your files, cleaning up logos,  designing or checking files please call us, we have graphic designers available to help you.

Upload files:

Design Software: We recommend designing your artwork in Illustrator for the best results. Be sure to outline your fonts and embed images or submit them with files. Photos can be optimized in any photo editor, set files to 100-125dpi at full size. Save and submit files as PDF's.

Color:  Convert files to CMYK if you can to avoid color shifting. The CMYK color gamut has a different color range then RGB colors.

  • Matching: Critical colors can be matched by specifying PMS (Pantone Matching System) colors, a small fee may apply. The artwork needs to be in an editable format, colors in flat files such as png, jpg or tiff can not be matched.
  • Black: For rich black set files to CMYK value 0% cyan, 0% magenta, 0% yellow and 100% black

Avoid delays  >>>  Outline fonts and embed images.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the turn-time? 
A: The turn time begins once the files are approved. You will find specific turn times on the products page.

Q: When will I get a proof? 
A: You will get a proof within 1-2 business days.

Q: What resolution do I set up my files to? 
A: Art files should be set up high resolution 125 dpi at full size (print size)

Q: What size do I set my files to? 
A: You will find templates on the product page with graphic specifications and bleeds. All art files need to be set up to the actual print size unless otherwise specified on the template. For products without templates set to print size with a 1" bleed.

Q: I don't have a vector logo what can I do? 
A: Although we suggest vector logos a high-resolution image may be okay, check quality at print size. We can convert your logo to vector for you, the design time is dependent on how intricate your logo is, the completed vector logo will become your property to use as you wish.

Q: What file format do I use to submit my print files? 
A: We prefer PDF files and accept PSD, AI, EPS, TIFF, JPG. Call us about other file formats.

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