Art Guidelines

VECTOR ART- .ai, .eps, or .pdf

PIXEL-BASED ART- .pdf, .jpeg, .tiff, or .png  scaled to size or larger at 300 dpi.

Artwork Specifications

  • Vector artwork created in programs such as Illustrator or CorelDraw is preferred and highly suggested. Please save your vector files as .eps, .pdf, or .ai files. When working in Illustrator, convert all the text into outlines. In CorelDraw, export/save as a .pdf with all type converted to curves.
  • Raster artwork  created in a multitude of design programs like Photoshop is also great if supplied at a good resolution.  It is always best to start with your files to size or larger when designing (11″x11″ at 300dpi), then to work at a lower sizing and resolution (4″x4″ at 72 dpi), and scale them up afterwards.

Whenever possible please keep your files layered, labeled and as clean as possible. All Color Separations are done in-house to our press specifications.

Artwork Charges

  • Our Art Department charges $35 an hour with a minimum billing amount of $10.
  • Charges are applicable if artwork is not submitted to the following guidelines:
  • Sized to print or larger for non-vector artworks such as .jpeg/.tiff
  • If typesetting or modifications are needed we will try to match fonts as close as possible, but cannot guarantee exact matches.

Supplying Artwork

  • EMAIL: Artwork can be sent to (Please keep files smaller than 10MB and when sending many files use a zipped folder)
  • ON DISK: We can accept artwork on Flash Drives, SD Memory cards,CD, or DVD. Please refer to the formatting requirements noted above.
  • ON PAPER: Artwork must be printed from a high resolution printer. Crisp & clean edges are a must for quality printing. We will contact you if the artwork is not up to standards. If poor quality artwork is submitted and approved, we will not be responsible for illegible prints or choppy edges. If you have a drawing, bring it by our shop and we can let you know what we can do with it, and describe some options for using it in production.

Color Matching

  • PMS color matches are available for a $10.00 charge per color, an exact color match is NOT guaranteed. Colors may vary from samples, original order and re-orders. If PMS colors are not supplied, we will extract colors from your supplied artwork.

Sizing Artwork

  • Please specify all art positions and sizes when you order. If there are discrepancies, or sizing and placements are not supplied  we will size and place the art to our standard specifications.


  • All artwork to be used in the production of your product will be e-mailed to you as a digital mock-up proof. These proofs are your final look at artwork before entering production, and MUST be approved and e-mailed  back in a timely manner. Extra time spent on changes to the artwork may result in art charges (see Artwork charges). Your signed approval is our authorization for processing and is considered FINAL for invoice purposes.

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