PREPARING ARTWORK

So you have your own artwork that you want to use, huh? Dope! 
Be sure to send us your files with these standards to ensure that your project will be looking at its best.


 TIPS FOR SENDING CUSTOM ARTWORK

 

HOW TO CONVERT YOUR FONTS & STROKES ART FOR PRODUCTION:

IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

  1. Select your art objects.
  2. Go to the "Object" tab and select "Expand".
  3. Make sure the checkbox is checked for "Object/Fill/Stroke" and hit "OK".

IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

  1. Select and highlight your art objects in the layers panel.
  2. Right click and hit "Convert to Shape".

IN COREL DRAW

  1. Select your art objects.
  2. Go to the "Arrange" tab and select "Convert Outline To Object".

PHOTOS & RASTER GRAPHICS

  • Send us your photos/graphics as high resolution images, preferably at 300 DPI.
  • Photos/graphics that have width and height dimensions over 800px are best to work with.
  • All photos/graphics should be sent in .jpg, .png, or .tif formats.

VECTOR GRAPHICS

  • Send us your vector art as editable .eps, .pdf, or .ai formats.
  • IMPORTANT: Be sure to convert all fonts and strokes into editable shapes with your vector artwork.
    * Font substitutions or additional charges may apply if the file's fonts are not provided. 
 

RASTER GRAPHICS VS VECTOR IMAGES

Confused about Raster and Vectors? It's all good, let us drop some knowledge...
 

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY ART IS RASTER OR VECTOR?

Usually the file name indicates what kind of file you have. Common raster and photo formats have .jpg, .png, .tif extensions. Vector files come in .eps, .pdf, .ai, .svg formats. However, just because a file is saved in one of these formats, does not mean that it is truly vector art. People sometimes open raster files in vector editing programs and re-save the file in a vector format – without recreating the art using the vector editing tools. Only art originally created in a vector editing program, such as Adobe Illustrator, is truly vector art. If you're still unsure of the type of file you have, we'll check your files free of charge.

PHOTOS & RASTER GRAPHICS

Photos and Raster graphics are not infinitely scalable. These are images made of pixel data and are limited to look its best at the size it was made for... so if you had a Raster graphic that was made for a maximum size of 2" x 2", putting that same graphic on anything significantly larger than 2" x 2" will leave you with a distorted/pixelated image. 

VECTOR GRAPHICS

Vector Graphics are made of editable computer data that can be edited in any vector-based graphic program. These graphics are infinitely scalable and will look crisp and clear at any size.

 

MY ART ISN’T VECTOR! WHAT NOW!?

 
 
 

don't trip, No worries.

We'll let you know if you really need it based on the file you give us & the project's details. Now if you do need it, it's possible that the file that you have might not be the only one out there. If you had a professional designer create your art, contact them and ask for the vector files. If you work for a company, contact your company’s marketing department or design department. If you've done all that and still don't have a vector file... there’s only one thing to do: Hire a graphic designer to re-create your design as vector art. When hiring a designer, make sure they can provide the art in both vector and raster formats. 

We also offer a vector re-creation service. Just let us know, and we'll be happy to help.