Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw are vector based programs. This means that the artwork is a series of distinct objects and objects parts that can be selected separately and manipulated individually. Each element is presented as 1 specific color. When sending art, please send it in a vector format. We prefer receiving art in the following file types:
.AI (Adobe Illustrator) CS or earlier
.CDR (Corel Draw) 12.0 or earlier
.PSD (Adobe Photoshop) CS or earlier
.EPS (Encapsulated Post Script) 12.0 or earlier
.PDF (Adobe Acrobat-vector PDF only) 6.0 or earlier
In vector format artwork, please convert all fonts to outlines. This converts the type to individual objects and keeps the font accurate. There are several thousand different fonts in use. Some are very similar to each other with only a slight variation and a different name. Whenever possible, please provide us with the names of all fonts. If you have no way of converting the font, please fax a hard copy of the artwork to your Customer Service Representative with the purchase order. We can then look for the closest available font to match the artwork.
Please remember if we are sent a bitmap; .BMP, .TIF, or .GIF we will request a vector EPS file.
Converting a bitmap image to EPS will not be sufficient. If your customer is unable to provide a vector file we can have it redrawn for you at a rate of $35.00 per image in addition to the logo set-up and you will receive a copy of the vector file to keep for future use. Please note, having the art redrawn does add one day to your production time.
If you have any questions regarding art, please call our customer service department Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 5:50pm CST.