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These are the basic guidelines when creating artwork:
 
These are the basic guidelines when creating artwork:
  
* '''If you know how to do this, artwork should be a [[pdf|distilled .pdf]]'''
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* Optimal format for print is a [[pdf|distilled .pdf]]
* '''Use [[CMYK]] color model''' (do '''not''' use [[RGB]])
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* Use [[CMYK]] color model (do '''not''' use [[RGB]])
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* Images should be [[DPI|300dpi]]
 
* You need to use [[templates]] we give you!
 
* You need to use [[templates]] we give you!
 
* Make at least 3mm [[bleed]] on the edges
 
* Make at least 3mm [[bleed]] on the edges
* Keep guiding line in a separate layer as fifth color ([[CMYK |C,M,Y,K]]) or another color ([[PMS]])
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* Keep guiding line in a separate layer (or a separate template color)
* Do NOT use transparency (blend it in)
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* Do NOT use transparency
 
* Any [[vector graphics]] should remain [[vector]]
 
* Any [[vector graphics]] should remain [[vector]]
* Fonts smaller than 5pts can't be guaranteed to be printed readable
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* Fonts smaller than 5pts are not guaranteed to be readable in print
* Images should be [[DPI|300dpi]]
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* Do not place written text too close to edges
 
* Do not place written text too close to edges
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* Send us image with final result (.jpeg, .png, .tiff)
 
* Send us image with final result (.jpeg, .png, .tiff)
 
* Send us the source files (.psd, .xcf), if you have them
 
* Send us the source files (.psd, .xcf), if you have them
 
* Send us the all font files used, if you have them
 
* Send us the all font files used, if you have them

Revision as of 17:34, 17 October 2014

Artwork is a collection of data for anything that will get printed during manufacturing.

These are the basic guidelines when creating artwork:

  • Optimal format for print is a distilled .pdf
  • Use CMYK color model (do not use RGB)
  • Images should be 300dpi
  • You need to use templates we give you!
  • Make at least 3mm bleed on the edges
  • Keep guiding line in a separate layer (or a separate template color)
  • Do NOT use transparency
  • Any vector graphics should remain vector
  • Fonts smaller than 5pts are not guaranteed to be readable in print
  • Do not place written text too close to edges
  • Send us image with final result (.jpeg, .png, .tiff)
  • Send us the source files (.psd, .xcf), if you have them
  • Send us the all font files used, if you have them