Here are the types of artwork files to send us to get the BEST results.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 or lower - Resolution of 300 dpi minimum at actual finished size.
Corel Draw X5 or lower -Be sure to convert all fonts to curves.
EPS -is a good generic format that goes between Mac & PC smoothly (for the most part) PNG - Portable Network Graphics
PDF orAI - be sure to convert all fonts to outlines. Or include your fonts
BMP, JPG or TIFF -when all else fails use one of these. Please use the highest resolution possible to get the best results.
DOC - Word files are not acceptable, but... you can send them knowing the fonts probably wont come through like they were on your screen. If you must sent a word file besure to fax or bring in a hard copy so we can see what you were expecting. ALSO besure to send your fonts with the file.
Don't send GIF - Files created for the internet don't recreate well for printed shirts unless they are high resolution. Artwork on the internet is usually low resolution so it can load quickly on your screen.
Do you need clean artwork? Let us help.
How do you get clean artwork to have your logo reproduced? Most small companies have their logo in jpeg form that they use to paste onto their invoices or use for a quick flyer, etc. This form is usable but not the best form it could be. If you want to have your logo reproduced for promotional advertising products you will probably have to pay the advertising company to clean up your art which could be $45or moreeach time you have something printed. Having your logo clean and ready to be reproduced is worth the time and initial investment. Whether you paid for a logo to be created or you created it in your word processing program or your neighbor drew it up for you it has the potential to be professional looking, as it should be; it is representing your company.
To get clean logo artwork, look for a graphic artist who will clean up your logo and work to supply you with useable formats. I suggest those listed below:
•First, request a vector form or your logo, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS). This is a standard file format for importing and exporting graphics files. This format is universally acceptable and small enough to email easily as an attachment.
•If the logo is not available in vector format you should request a Portable Document Format (PDF). This is readable through Adobe Acrobat Reader and also is a small, universally acceptable format.
•Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is important for you to have if you would like to have a website.
•The company should also supply you with a jpeg or bitmap format so you can use it easily for small jobs such as adding it to your invoices or flyers you create.
•Be sure to ask for a (Hard Copy) or printout.
•If your logo has colors, get the Pantone colors used. This will insure consistant color reproduction of your logo. (Pantone, Inc. is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems.)
When your get your logo back you will not be able to open up all of these formats of your logo but they are very important to have on hand.
I realize all of these new terms seem overwhelming but believe me learning them will pay off in the long run. And, besides, who among us couldn't use a little more education?
Bring us (or send us) your existing art and we can clean it up for you.
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