Convert all fonts (type) to outlines whenever possible, otherwise, include both screen and printer fonts. Be sure to also include any fonts used in placed EPS files.
Include all embedded (placed) images with your artwork.
Artwork submitted artwork must be in CMYK color.
All pixel based art should be prepared at a minimum of 300 dpi. 1-bit images should be prepared at a minimum of 600 dpi, 1200 dpi recommended.
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Submit artwork at 100% (same size as to be printed).
Artwork must have die cut shape and position indicated as a vector path with a 1pt stroke on a separate layer titled "Die Cut Shape".
Kiss Cut shapes should be noted on a separate layer titled "Kiss Cut Shape(s)".. Kiss cuts should be vector paths with a 1pt stroke.
Vector paths can be created in Photoshop with the Pen Tool or by making a selection, right clicking it and select "Make Work Path".
Artwork must bleed 1/8" beyond die cut on all sides. That means if you have a 4" x 4" sticker, your file should be 4.25" x 4.25".
Live area (safety margin) is 1/16" within die cut. Keep all important text (legal, etc.) and graphics within the live (safety) area. That means if you have a 4" x 4" sticker, then your important text should be within 3.875" x 3.875".
Artwork must be in digital format. Sorry, but we do not accept film, mechanical artwork or laser printouts as artwork.
We prefer 300-600 dpi, CMYK TIFF files embedded within our AI templates, or artworked saved within our Photoshop templates.
Acceptable File Formats:
- TIF, PSD, EPS, AI, PDF, JPG (300 - 600 dpi)
- Both Mac and PC formats are acceptable.
Acceptable Software Applications:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Mail - CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
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