Guidelines for Supplying Computer Generated Artwork
Artwork under 5 megabytes can be accepted via email. Files larger than 5 megabytes can be accepted if compressed using Stuffit. We will be glad to download large files from your FTP site if applicable.
Preferred File Formats
CorelDraw! - Version 12 or less
We accept CorelDraw! in its native “cdr” format, or as an EPS file. Please convert all text to curves to avoid any font substitutions.
Adobe Illustrator - Version 12 or less
We accept Adobe Illustrator in its native “ai” format, or as an EPS files. Please convert all text to outlines to avoid any font substitutions. Please provide links and all supporting graphics as separate files. Please do not embed images.
PDF files are acceptable (with the exception of 4-color process) as long as they are preserved in a style for editing in Adobe Illustrator. Embed page thumbnails if sending multiples in one file. When sending PDF files, please choose “press quality” when generating compatibility of 1.4 or better.
4-Color Process Printing
Process artwork should be submitted in CYMK, not RBG, and needs to be at least 300 dpi @ 100% of original size. Process art is printed at either 133 or 150 lpi. Please do NOT send art for process printing in PDF form. Send original jpeg or photoshop file for best results.
PMS Spot Colors
We must be able to separate one color from another on final art. Please allow 1 point trap if applicable. Any screens will be printed at 85 lpi.
Please allow 1/16” bleed when art bleeds off the edge of the label. If labels does NOT bleed, allow 1/16” white space from all edges of label.
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