Our sophisticated art department enables us to assist our customers in the development of incomplete concepts as well as simple spot color separations and the more complicated 4-color process and simulated process separations.
Below is a listing of the various formats that we can accept your artwork.
Hardcopy – Clean crisp black & white artwork should be supplied on a maximum size of 11×17″ paper. We require color separations or one copy of the outline in black and white and a second copy indicating color placement, preferably with pantone colors or an accurate color key. It is best to receive your hard copy artwork at 100% to size. If not to size please be certain to specify final size.
Electronic File – We primarily work on the Macintosh system, however we do work with Windows as well. Our art department uses Adobe Photoshop 5, Adobe Illustrator 8, and Quark Express 4. If the file was created in Photoshop, we prefer it saved as a PSD file, with the artwork 100% to size and the resolution at a minimum of 300 6pi . If sending an Illustrator file, Freehand file, or Corel Draw File, we prefer an EPS file, and always convert all fonts to paths. As a precautionary measure, you should send all fonts used in the file as well.
Photoshop files should be saved as PSD files. Resolution is important when dealing with Photshop files. To get a crisp image on your shirt we need at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) if the file is 100% to size. The document must be created at this resolution or higher.
Note: Corel Draw will export Adobe Illustrator files. However, we prefer Corel Draw users to export artwork to an EPS file. In the EPS FORMAT window, the Export Text box should be set to curves, and the Image Header box should have the format set to WMF.
Halftones – Normal art halftones should be 55 dpi.
Four color process – If you choose to supply your own film for four color process please note that it must be 65 dpi with a right reading emulsion up.
E-Mailing Artwork – Save the artwork as one of the files discussed above and attach to your email message.
• Sending Artwork via FTP – Save the artwork as one of the files discussed above.