ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

PREFERRED PROGRAMS
Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 or Lower
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 or Lower

ACCEPTED PROGRAMS
In-Design
Saved as (Ai. or PDF file only)

ACCEPTED FILE STORAGE
CD-ROM: Please INCLUDE ONLY THE ARTWORK for labels which are being printed on current order.

FONT INFORMATION
Send all Mac fonts used in job if possible. If this is not possible please convert all fonts to paths. All PC fonts need to be converted to paths. Reverse Type: When reversing type, use a font no smaller than 6 point and also keep in mind, not to use a font with thin areas. They will fill in during printing. Reverse Type in CMYK images: reverse white type can present problems in flexo printing. Contact art department for detailed information. IT WOULD BE BEST IF THE ART DEPARTMENT COULD SEE A COPY OF ART BEING QUESTIONED.

PLACED GRAPHICS
Native Photoshop EPS or TIFF files (Grayscale or CMYK) created at a minimum of 300 dpi at ACTUAL SIZE or LARGER.
Bitmap images
should be scanned or created at 1200 dpi.
Send all the files
(EPS or TIFF) that are necessary to separate and print your label(s).
Minimum Line Thickness
1/2 point.
Bleed Information
Excess bleed 1/8" (.125).
Trap Information
We will provide all trap.
Screen Information
Flexography cannot hold less than a 3% dot.

PRINTED COPIES OF YOUR ARTWORK ARE REQUIRED WITH ALL DISK SUPPLIED ARTWORK

UNDERSTANDING FILES

(AI)  AI is a propietary file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing single-page vector-based art. The .ai file name extension is used by Adobe Illustrator.  AI files can also be saved as EPS or PDF formats.

(EPS)  EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript language file.  This is a very universal format that can contain both vector and bitmap graphic images.  EPS files can be opened by most graphic software programs ( CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop ) on both PC and Mac computers.

(PDF)  PDF stands for Portable Document Format which presents documents in a manner independent of application hardware, software, and operating systems.  Another universal format.

(TIFF)  TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Format.  This is a pixel based raster file that is also a very universal format for scans and images saved in Photoshop.

(PSD)  A PSD is an Adobe Photoshop file.  It is a Photoshop native format that most programs will open or import.

(JPG) (JPEG)  JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group.  It is a compression format that can take large file formats down to much smaller sizes, however there can be a loss of information and file quality. While these files are generally used for web graphics or sending files over the internet they are usually not high quality enough for garment printing.