Understanding Artwork Guidelines
ur goal is to provide you with the best quality in your final printed product. Therefore, we want to provide you with some important guidelines for submitting artwork to us.
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In order to accomplish the goal of providing you with the best quality in your final printed product, we will need digital art files using the following guidelines...
Guidelines for Acceptable FILE Formats Include:
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Acrobat
Be sure to create outlines for all fonts or we will not be able to accept the artwork.
However, if design is not your thing or you just don't have the time ... the Twin Graphics Design Team can help you out with this!
Great design takes time!
File Formats for Print
If you are setting up your own design/print files, they need to be given to us as "Print-Ready". Of course, we are happy to help you out if needed, and we will let you know up front what the charges will be for any of our set-up and design work.
Guidelines for Acceptable IMAGE Formats Include:
- Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG or JPG) - Image must be at least 300 dpi or higher at 100%
- Portable Document Format (PDF) - Provide a high resolution .pdf with enough bleed when applicable
- Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) - Make sure all fonts are converted to outlines and all components are in one layer or flattened if sending an Adobe Photoshop .eps
- Adobe Photoshop (PSD) - Make sure you flatten your image when sending artwork for print
- Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) - Artwork must be at least 300 dpi or higher at 100%
ALL PRINT IMAGES MUST BE CONVERTED TO CMYK AND BE ACTUAL SIZE (RATIO 1:1) WITH THE PRODUCT TO BE PRINTED (at 300 dpi).
Proofs Sent Before Printing
Unless specifically requested by a customer, no print job will ever be printed unless it is first officially approved and signed off by the customer. This is an important step in ensuring everything is correct. Once a customer signs off on their proof ... things can go to production. This is how we can guarantee customer satisfaction!
Our job is always to make YOU look good!
We really believe that ... We want you to look awesome and your design to look amazing through the final printed product we complete for you.
Give us a call today at 951-769-3613.