Art File Info

Sending Artwork

Please know we can work with just about anything you send our way but the closer we start to the original file the better (and faster) your finished product will be.  If it doubt send them all.   

If your file size is larger than 25mb e-mail may not be the best choice.  Feel free to drop the files using your favorite file sharing service (ours is Google Drive) or let us know you have something coming our way and we will set up a folder on our end.

 

Preferred File Types

  • Vector (Convert text to outlines, embed any linked images)
    • AI 
    • PDF
    • EPS
    • CDR
  • Bitmap/Raster (300 dpi @ final size) 
    •  PSD
    • .jpg, .tif,  .png, or bmp

There is a legitimate chance, especially if your marketing or  art department sent you these files, that you may not have the software  to open them.   If that is the case send us a .jpg along with it.  We may not be able to print from the .jpg but it will ensure the file you sent is what you thought you were sending.  

 

 

 

Tips

Just a few helpful tips to make things go smoother

 

Resolution

Your file must be at least 300dpi or vector art. If your image is below 300dpi, please do not simply increase the resolution. This will result in a very blurry, pixelated image. Ideal full color artwork will be 300dpi or higher at the size it will be printed.

Web Images

When images are taken from a website, or your email signature, they are typically 72dpi. This resolution is not high enough for printing purposes. 

A PDF is good…

unless it’s not a vector based PDF.   Saving a low res jpg in a PDF doesn’t help.

It’s OK…really

If you are reading this far you probably don’t do this for a living – and it is ok if some of this doesn’t make sense. There really isn’t much we haven’t seen – just send what you can and we will take it from there.  

Reg marks, bleeds, crop marks, trapping etc 

If you are someone who does this for a living, fair warning – we will likely delete them and use our own.  We are always up for seeing someone else’s way of doing things though so if you feel compelled it’s ok, just stick em on a separate layer if you can.