General Specifications

We'll accept any art or art concept you provide, whether a pencil sketch or electronic file. Drawings and reference photographs should be scanned as PDFs 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, tiff, eps, png, jpg, raw)
  • CorelDraw (cdr)

Customer Provided 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 300 PPI to full size or larger than the final reproduction are best
  • Art files sourced from web pages are typically low resolution and not recommended

Photographic Images

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

Fonts

  • You may include font files with your submission.
  • If no font file is provided, 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)

Uploading and Submitting Art Files

You may email art and related files to your Sales Associate or, if you have a large quantity or large files, use our convenient FTP site. 

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