You can submit your artwork via e-mail, fax, or hard copy. The artwork requirements vary depending on the type of decoration, i.e. screen printing, embroidery, or digital. Please feel free to contact our Art Department with any questions regarding the submission of art work; this could possibly save art fees and/or production time.
Vector format is the best format for us to receive a design from a program such as Coreldraw, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand with extensions of .eps, .ai, or .cdr. We also accept .jpeg, .bmp, .pdf, and .psd but this may require an additional cost to convert into a compatible format for screen printing. When submitting artwork, please make sure all text has been converted to curves or outlines and that all outline are set to scale. When it comes to colors in your design, please use only Pantone Spot colors, not CMYK or RGB. In addition, all computer generated artwork must be PC based.
Embroidery designs are not required to be in vector format, but it can be useful. Jpeg, .bmp, .tif, .pdf, and .psd are the most common formats as long as the image quality is 150 dpi or higher.
Artwork for signs, banners, displays, etcetera, can be submitted as nearly any common format however, 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 I Submit Hand-Drawn Artwork?
Hand drawn artwork is acceptable as long it is black and white, using a black felt tip pen (not a ballpoint pen or pencil). Hand drawn, colored designs may require an 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.
For more information or questions please contact our Art Department!