Artwork Requirements FAQ's
Do you charge for artwork?
There is a one-time $25 set up fee for all products with custom artwork.
Where should I send my artwork?
Attach your artwork to an email and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail a clean copy of your original artwork to:
8833 S. Redwood Rd. Suite A
West Jordan, Utah, 84088
What types of image files do you accept?
We prefer: EPS, TIF, AI, JPG, PDF.
We will also accept: PNG, GIF, BMP, PSD and others
What products will show my full color logo?
We can print your color artwork on any product with "Full Color" in the product name. We have 4 Thermal Ribbon Printers which give us the ability to print directly on name tag plastics. The current size restrictions are 2.125 x 3.375 full bleed.
Most other products are engraved and will be produced in the plastic color(s) shown/selected in the product drop down list.
Will you match the colors in my logo?
In general, our printers print pretty close to the colors in your artwork. In cases where exact colors are required, for an additional setup fee we can match up to 3 PMS colors in your artwork.
What is dpi?
DPI stands for "dots per inch". When a printer reads an image, the dpi determines how many "dots" of ink will fill each square inch of surface. The higher count of dots, the better quality image.
Many images found on the internet will be the standard: 72dpi. For optimal printing, the minimum recommended is 300dpi.
Where can I get the best artwork from?
The best source for high resolution artwork is your company's art, marketing, or graphics department. Always request vector or print-ready artwork.
Some PDFs are scalable, meaning the text and graphics increase proportionately in size when you enlarge them. If you don't have an art department, try sending us a PDF with your logo on it.
For photos, the best source is either a direct export from a digital camera or a very high-quality scan.
Why can't you just enlarge my artwork?
There are two basic types of images: raster and vector.
Raster artwork is made up of a grid of pixels, or tiny squares of color, to create an image. When you increase the size of that image, the squares stretch and become distorted. This results in poor printing and line art.
Raster files include: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIF, PSD
Vector artwork uses math to draw areas of color and shape. Because of that, the artwork retains its clarity no matter how big or small it is!
Vector files include: EPS, AI, some PDF's.
Can't I just get my images from Google?
Maybe. Google image search now has the ability to search for images by size. Always try Large first, for the best chances of getting print-ready artwork.
Be sure to watch out for watermarks from stock image websites. These are owned by the site and require a fee to use. We cannot use copyrighted or commercial artwork without the owner's permission.