Artwork Tips and Requirements
Here are some basic facts and tips for getting the best possible printing results from your artwork
Design: We offer full in-house design services, whether that involves creating an entire design from scratch, modifying or enhancing existing artwork or making simple corrections or updates. Any of this work requires a go-ahead from the client. Our standard rate is $59.00 per hour with a 15-minute minimum. For more extensive projects flat rates are available.
Accepted File Types: Preferred format is a high-resolution PDF file, set to Commercial Press Quality. Certain fonts may not work well with PDF so we require all fonts to be outlined or the file flattened before you convert to a PDF. We also accept Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, JPEG and TIFF formats. MS Word documents require extensive work to make them print-ready and there is a minimum $25.00 surcharge for any files received in this format.
Transparencies: these should be flattened and files outlined before submitting your artwork.
Resolution: All artwork must have a minimum of 300 dots per inch (DPI) resolution, except for banners, which should be 100 DPI. Images with less than 300 DPI will reproduce poorly on the press, causing the image appear fuzzy and pixilated. We cannot be responsible for any imperfections due to submission of a low resolution image. You should not use any images from an Internet website, because the Internet displays images at 72 DPI, which is low resolution and may result in loss of quality. You should also not try to increase the resolution from a low resolution image to a higher one by increasing the DPI. This too will create a loss of quality.