Customer Provided Art Requirements:
- We have both PC and Macintosh computers. We need hard-edged, high resolution, black & white “camera-ready art” to ensure the best quality end product. Questions about what camera ready art is may be answered via phone or email. Non camera-ready art may require additional art charges. You will be notiﬁed of problems and advised of how to ﬁx them, or we can try to ﬁx them with your authorization. Faxed art is not acceptable. Letter head is not camera-ready. If non-camera-ready art is provided it will incur art charges for clean up.
- Acceptable media are: Zip Disks, CD-rom, 3.5” diskette, or black & white uncreased hard copy. Email art to email@example.com. Email is checked periodically throughout the business day. Remember how you provide your art is how it will print. (i.e.: blurred edges, low resolution, smudges, dots, incorrect ﬁle formats, etc.) An hourly artwork charge applies to any images needing to be cleaned up.
- Preferred ﬁle formats: Adobe .esp. (encapsulated post script) or .ai (Adobe Illustrator). Other acceptable formats are .psd (Adobe Photoshop Document) or a .tif (tagged image format). A .tif will give you a dpi (dots per inch) option when saving. It should be at 400 minimum, but 600 or higher at actual size is preferred. These ﬁles give good resolution images. We very much prefer ﬁles created in vector programs, such as Adobe Illustrator. If you have memory problems when trying to save any of these formats, remember you don’t need to save white space.
- All fonts/type must be converted to outlines. To do this on a Mac select the type with the pointer, select Type from the top menu bar and then select Create Outlines. On a PC select the type with the pointer, right click it then select Create Outlines from the pop up menu. This will convert any incompatible font you may have used in your artwork to a print-ready letter-shaped image. Any images that have been included in your artwork (ie: other art ﬁles previously created and dropped in or placed) must also be included with your artwork as well.
- All camera-ready artwork should include either color separations done in black & white with a color composite or a black & white composite with a color composite. It should also have all of the following:
- Name or description of job (Event/Company name)
- Artist’s name, phone number, email
- Person in charge of project including contact information & due date
If you have any questions regarding how to prepare your art, please contact us at (517) 351-2525 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org