Our Art Department is available to handle your custom art design and reproduction needs. We use the latest software and specialized techniques to achieve optimal results. We produce artwork for spot color, index and 4-color process separation. Sorry, we cannot reproduce copywrited artwork without legal written approval.
ART FILE PREP
Art files for screenprinting and transfers will require spot, process or index color separation. Customer supplied artwork will require art services at an additional charge if color separation is not included. If you need help preparing your files, our art department can assist you or do it for you.
Our Art Department can handle your custom design and reproduction needs. We can create or recreate graphics for all kinds of textile printing. Most custom design orders require only a brief meeting, either in person or over the phone, to discuss your needs. An art service quote will be provided and a purchase order for artwork will be required before beginning any art service.
FILM OUTPUT SERVICE
All print jobs will require film for screens. Films can be purchased through our in-house art department or through any outside vendor and supplied with your order. Outside films will need be checked for quality and accuracy. We cannot guarantee the outcome of the final print made from outside films.
Film output services are also available for local customers seeking to print elsewhere. Shipping of film is not available.
Please review the following sections on supplied art specifications before submitting art files.
Customer Supplied Electronic Files
(including AI, PSD, PDF, PNG, ZIP, TIF and EPS)
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This is a “scalable” file. No matter what size we make it, the artwork’s edge quality is always clean and crisp. Multi color designs should be “Spot” colors with colors identified with a Solid Coated Pantone number. Files that require spot separation will incur additional charges. Please check to make sure unintended overprints and trapping are not applied.
All fonts should be converted to outlines or included when sending the art file. Font substitution is available for an additional charge and may not be exact.
File Types: PDF files preferred. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop (with smart objects), Corel Draw EPS, Freehand EPS or other vector art file types in PS, EPS or PDF formats.
High Resolution Raster Files (JPEG/Photoshop/TIFF/Bitmap)
This type of file is composed of pixels (dots) and must be at least 100% the size of the art as it will be printed or bigger. Preferred resolution is 300 dpi (dots per inch). This type of file can be made smaller, but suffers quality loss when enlarged. Bitmapped files should be saved at either 50% Threshold, or a halftone screen of 65 lpi at a 70 degree angle. Multi-color Raster Art will be separated as an index or process job (CMYK) unless spot separations have been made in channels or on separate layers. Files that require index, process or spot separation will incur additional charges. If layers contain type, please rasterize the layer or include fonts with the artwork.
File Types: High resolution (min. 220 dpi) Adobe Photoshop PSD, TIFF, JPEG, or PNG files.
Customer Supplied Artwork
(including sketches, drawings, paintings, and photos)
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Camera Ready Artwork
Camera Ready art prefered.This includes linographic output or outlined art with colors indicated and/or color comp provided. All customer supplied art which is not considered Camera Ready will incur additional art charges. Art should be hi-density black ink on white or very light colored media. Paintings, pencil drawings or sketches will require additional art time to make print-ready. Multi color designs should have Pantone Solid Coated colors called out on the artwork or on a separate color comp. Color matching is available at an additional charge. Photos should be clear and as close to final print size as possible.
It is highly recommended that trademarked logos be submitted only as camera ready art or electronically as an vector file.
All camera ready artwork art is scanned and reproduced for spot color separation and made ready for film output. Maximum scanning area is 12 X 16 in. Please be sure to specifiy the desired final image size when providing reduced art. Larger images can be scanned in sections and tiled for output.
Customer supplied art will need to be reviewed prior to sending a quote. Please submit a PDF of the artwork with your quote request for faster turnaround. Custom artwork will require a minimum 3 day turnaround before films and screens can be made to complete the order. Color comp fees will apply if a color comp is not supplied by the customer.