The following procedures will help explain the art formats that help us give your company a great quality and service when you submit your artwork.
|• Photo reproduction: In order for a complex logo, label or artwork to look crisp and smooth when reproduced, the artwork needs to be printed over the products instead of painting it. The printing process requires a vector* format like "Illustrator.eps, "Freehand.eps" , Corel.cdr, or a raster file* saved at high resolution ( 250-600ppi).|
|•Paint reproduction: For a products that requires the art to be painted on, the artwork must be in a vector file such as Illustrator.eps, Freehand.eps, Corel.cdr, camera ready artwork, or black and white slicks for the reproduction to be crisp and detailed.|
|• For a high resolution image, the image has to be created or scanned at a high resolution ( 250-600ppi). . If the image starts with a low resolution, it can not be changed to a high resolution latter on. If a low resolution file is increased in size the image will get distorted and will reduce the quality of the print.|
|• Layout Artwork: Art used for layouts or graphic samples can be supplied as an .eps, .jpg, .bmp, or .pict files. Note: These files may not be adequate for production.|
ppi: Pixels per inch, also called "dpi" (dots per inch)
vector: vector formats are images in geometric separate shapes such as curves or polygons, as the size increases the program recalculates each piece kipping the proportion and the resolution intact for a crisp image.
Raster: A raster graphics image, or bitmap, is a data file representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels. If you increase the size of the image the program puts more blank pixels in the image making the image blurred or distorted. Raster graphics cannot be scaled to a higher resolution without loss of apparent quality. Raster files are .bpm, .jpg, .tiff, ,psd, and ,pict.
Vector (line) art works best for most products.
Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw and Freehand work well for saving and exporting vector art.
If you can't get the artwork to us in one of these formats we can work out other options. If you have any questions at all about art requirements just call or email us.
Most jobs will require at least some minimal form of art/setup. This is a one time fee that covers color separating, creating traps, film positives, etc. The closer the supplied art is to a print ready state, the cheaper the one time set up fee will be.
We can give you an estimate for the art/setup fee until we see the art. Our art/setup charge is $45.00 per hour. Once we see the provided art work, we can give quotes for art/setup.
Send Art to: email@example.com