Artwork Requirements For Screen Printing and Digital Imaging


The Custom Art Department can process artwork for Screen Printing or Digital Image Process. In order to complete work in a timely manner and keep art charges to a minimum the following guidelines should be followed.
 
ART REQUIREMENTS - CAMERA READY / HARD COPY
  1. Art from all hard copy should measure between 3" x 5" and 8 1/2" x 11" in size.
  2. All art is converted to larger formats. Please verify that all lines in your artwork are sharp and free of jagged edges.
  3. Elaborate artwork may require a clean-up fee.
  4. Colors should be called out in PMS colors and clearly indicated.


ART REQUIREMENTS - COMPUTER GENERATED

Files are preferred in Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, Photoshop or Corel Draw. These files maintain line definition and sharpness when enlarged to necessary printing sizes.

Adobe Illustrator 8.0 -Convert type to curves and save as EPS or Illustrator.
(vector art)
Adobe Photoshop 5.0 - Scanned and 4-color process images. Must be saved as EPS or TIFF. File size for images should be at 300 dpi or greater.
Freehand 8.0
- Convert type to curves and save as EPS or Freehand. (vector art)
Corel Draw
- Convert type to curves and save as vector art.

PLEASE NOTE:
Make sure all files are included. Only send the files needed to make your graphics. Do not parse or embed files. If files are compressed, information can be lost when decompressing. Make sure to send a hard copy of the artwork for comparison.

Computer art should be saved on the following media:

  1. 3.5" floppy disk
  2. 100MB Zip disk
  3. 1 GB Jaz disk
  4. CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

-Compression programs like Disk Doubler or Stuffit should not be used.
-Art files may be sent via e-mail to the following address:
to your sales representative's attention.

Additional charges may be incurred if artwork fails to meet these requirements.


FOUR-COLOR PROCESS

The four-color process uses four transparent colors - yellow, magenta, cyan and black - that emulate photographic reproduction when each color is printed one on top of the other in different tone values. This process can only be printed directly on white fabric. To use any other fabric colors, a fifth color of white must be used.

There may be an initial separation fee for half tones.

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Last Revised: August 10, 2007