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Our easy-to-follow Data and Artwork Submission Guidelines help ensure speedy and accurate order fulfillment.

Data and Art Submission GuideLines

For best possible results in reproducing your artwork, please follow the guidelines below when selecting what format of file you will provide.

Artwork Submission Guidelines
Preferred Logo and Artwork formats:
  • Adobe Illustrator (.eps or .ai - vector artwork with fonts converted to outlines)

Other acceptable Logo and Artwork formats:
  • Freehand (saved as .eps - vector artwork with fonts converted to outlines)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd or .tif) - minimum resolution: 300 dpi - fonts used must be included with your submission, or rasterized
  • Other common file extensions: .jpg, .png, .gif - minimum resolution: 300 dpi Files with a resolution of 300dpi (dots/pixels per inch) will render the best quality. Images with low resolution or images saved from websites will reproduce with poor quality (less than 300 dpi.) If submitted artwork is less than 300 dpi resolution, an art rebuild fee of $65/hr. may apply.

Incompatible Logo and Artwork formats:

Word (.docx), Powerpoint (.pptx), Excel (.xlsx), or low quality image files from websites. Do not rename original bitmap/raster files as .eps or .ai, as these will not render desirable results when reproduced.


Tech Notes: Vector versus Raster based images

Artwork is preferred as vector-based graphics (line drawings - .ai, .eps) as opposed to raster-based (bitmap/jpeg) images. While a bitmap image appears smooth from a distance, when viewed up close you can see the tiny individual squares and dots (pixels) that make up the image. Vector drawings are made up of graphical objects, consisting of smooth lines and continuous colors, and are resolution independent. When viewed up close or from a distance, vector drawings appear as smooth clean lines and edges. Vector images are easily scalable, and reproduce with the highest level of quality.


Reproduction Rights:

Customer warrants and represents that he/she is lawfully entitled to reproduce and copy the images or artwork ordered and has full authority to authorize us to reproduce and copy such images and artwork.

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