Guidelines for Supplying Graphics and Text

General Specifications

We will accept any art or art concept you provide; whether a pencil sketch, or
electronic file. Sketches and reference photographs Guidelines for supplying Graphics and Textshould be scanned as pdf’s and emailed to the address below. When supplying “text” and or “production ready (camera ready) art” please consider the following when submitting your electronic files:

Standard Formats

  • Adobe Illustrator (ai, eps, pdf)
  • Adobe InDesign (indd)
  • Adobe Acrobat (pdf)
  • Adobe Photoshop (psd, tif, eps, png, jpg, raw)
  • CorelDraw (cdr)

Line-Art and Logos

  • Vector art is preferred
  • Include any font files that are unique to your art or convert the text to outlines or curves
  • PMS colors should be specified when applicable
  • Image files with a resolution of 600 PPI to full size or larger than final reproduction are best
  • Art files sourced from web pages are typically low resolution and not recommended

Photographic Images:

  • Any image file (psd, tif, eps, png, jpg) is acceptable
  • Image files with a resolution of 300 PPI to full size or larger than final reproduction
  • Art files sourced from web pages are typically low resolution and not recommended

Fonts

  • You may include font files with your submission
  • Convert text to outlines or curves
  • If font files are not included we will select a similar font

Text and Line Change Information (data files):

We prefer you submit “Editable Text” This is helpful when line changes are required.  Please include your font along with your art.  When submitting information for text placement and line changes for plates, plaques, and engraving, use the following formats in order of preference:

  • Microsoft Excel (xlsx, xls, txt, or csv e.g. tab or comma delimited)
  • Microsoft Word (docx, doc, rtf, txt)
  • OpenOffice (sdw, sdc)
  • ASCII Text (txt)

Submitting Art Files

You may email art and related files to your Sales Associate or to:

You may also fax your art concepts to 231-941-2102/

Contact a Sales Associate with any questions or for assistance preparing and sending your art at 800-331-1383.

 

 

1296 Business Park Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686

Phone:

800-331-1383 231-941-1685

E-mail:

Fax:

231-941-2102

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