Artwork Requirements

Artwork Requirements:

All artwork must be submitted in accepted formats, not doing so may result in art charges.

  • All files must be provided in the following vector based format:
        Adobe Illustrator file (.AI), Vector (.EPS), Vector (.PDF)
  • All Fonts must be converted to outlines, or the font file provided
  • All Colors must be converted to spot colors with PMS color indicated in the file

Art Requirements for 4 Color Process or Simulated Process:

  • Web graphics CANNOT be used! They are generally very low resolution, which makes them unusable for screen printing.
  • File resolution must be no less than 300 dpi at the size of final output, normally 12in x12in
  • All files should be in a layered Adobe Photoshop format (.psd)
  • When creating file, keep as a layered file, with background separate or clear from artwork.

File formats NOT Accepted:

Sending any of these files will result in an art recreation charge. Art charges are $25 an hour, minimum 1 hour.

  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Publisher
  • or any other word processing program. These applications do not allow for separation of colors. We CANNOT use art created in these programs

Tips To Minimize Art Charges/Art Time

if Vector file cannot be provided:
  • High Resolution .JPG, .TIFF, .PDF (minimum 300 dpi at final print size, normally 12in x 12in)
  • if possible, art free of background (no color)
  • Hand drawings, again scan in at High Resolution (minimum 300 dpi at final print size, normally 12in x 12in)
  • Photos taken with a camera photo are NOT High Resolution!
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