You can submit your artwork to us via e-mail, ftp upload, fax, or hard copy. Artwork requirements vary depending on the type of decoration, i.e. screen printing, embroidery, digital. Please feel free to contact our Art Department with any questions regarding the submission of artwork. This could possibly save art fees and/or production time.
The best format for us to receive your artwork is vector format from a design program such as Coreldraw, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand with extensions of .eps, .ai, or .cdr. Other acceptable formats are jpeg, bmp, tif, pdf, & psd but may require additional costs to convert into a compatible format for screen printing. When submitting electronic artwork make sure that all text has been converted to curves or outlines and that all outlines are set to scale and when using colors in your design please use only Pantone Spot colors not CMYK or RGB. All computer generated artwork must be PC based.
Embroidery designs are not required to be in vector format, but it can be useful if submitted in this format. Jpeg, bmp, tif, pdf, psd are the most common forms available as long as the image quality is 150 dpi or higher.
Artwork for signs, banners, displays, etc., can be submitted via almost any common format available, but the finished product is only as good as the artwork provided. Vector format is best, but all other forms are acceptable as long as the image is very high quality.
Can You Submit Hand-Drawn Artwork?
Hand drawn artwork is acceptable as long as it is black and white, using a black felt tip pen (not a ballpoint pen or pencil). Hand drawn colored designs may require art fee.
Can I Create Artwork Using Microsoft Office Programs?
Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point are not vector based graphics, but can be used to present an idea for your artwork, and provide a starting point for us to create a final design.
Are Web-Base Images Acceptable?
Web-based images such as JPEG, GIF, TIF and BMP are the least desirable formats, and are often very low quality. They can be used as a reference but will more than likely incur art charges in order for the artwork to be recreated.