All digital art files are NOT equal.
Below is a list of preferred file types. Following these guidelines will help us provide you with the best possible service as well as make it possible for us to meet your quality and delivery requirements. If you do not have a digital file that is acceptable, our Design Team can work with you to recreate your logo or artwork for an additional fee.
Vector Art files -- Vector Art files are scalable and once created will look the same on a business card as it will on a billboard. *Please convert all text to outlines, curves, or paths*
.eps Encapsulated Postscript Saved from a vector-based program i.e. Illustrator
.pdf Adobe Acrobat Reader This format works well for both vector and hi-res raster files
.ai Adobe Illustrator
.cdr CorelDraw 12 or lower
Raster Art files -- Raster or Bitmap files are pixel-based and can often appear “jaggy” if the resolution is not high enough.
.psd Adobe Photoshop Leave layers / Do not flatten image
.tif tagged image file Hi-resolution (at least 150 dpi at full size)
.jpg Hi-resolution (at least 150 dpi at full size)
Art Files We Can’t Use -- these art files are either low-resolution images or from programs that are not compatible with our machines.
Vector Files .indd (InDesign). Please export as a .pdf with fonts converted and images embedded.
Raster Files .gif; .png; .bmp; low-res jpg; or any of the above saved as an .eps or .pdf. As a general rule art being used for internet will not work.
Color -- All color is direct-to-print from your art file unless otherwise noted. RGB colors can give the best results for most output situations aside from some products like fabric banners or large tradeshow displays which may require CMYK.
If you need a close color-match, please use the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM (PMS) and assign a PMS number to each color you prefer to be matched. Color matching may require additional charges.
Transmitting Files -- We can accept files multiple ways.
* The Upload Section of our website allows you send files up to 2GB
* Email Attachments may be used for many files as well
* CDs, DVDs, or PC formatted portable drives (e.g., thumb drives)