Professional Graphic Design is one of or specialties. We envision. We Create. We'll blow you away. We can handle any art needs you may have from fixing, duplicating, and creation.
The primary function of our design team is to review your submitted art files and design requests. We then prepare a digital mock-up for your order and e-mail them to you for approval. It is important to be prompt with replies so your order does not get delayed. Production time lines do not start until your art is approved.
30 free minutes of art clean-up and design time: This covers most tasks, however, there are designs that require more work and these projects are quoted on a per job basis. Our art department charges $60.00 per hour.
Logo conversions from JPEG style or pixilated files to vector artwork is $30.00 for basic jobs and $60.00 for complex multi-color or fine detail projects.
Custom logos or event designs are quoted after we get some details from you.
Please call our art department to get your design moving along at 818.998.8099 or toll-free at 800.619.6513
Here you will find information on preparing your files to be submitted for print.
First of all, please make sure your image is suitable for the decoration method you're using.
For screen-printing we can work with black and white photographs or illustrations with clear, distinct areas of color as opposed to multiple shades and tones. You can submit images for screen-printing that contain half tones (also known as gradients). Vector art files will help you avoid additional art fees.
The best types of images for our service are vector illustrations created in programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Corel DRAW because they create art in a vector format.
Please outline all fonts.
Raster images, such as those created in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Photo-paint should be high-resolution. The final product won't look good unless your image is at least 300 dots per inch (DPI) at the actual size you want it printed.
- Fonts must be converted to curves
- Colors must be PANTONE spot colors
- Image size should be actual size; what it will print on your product.
- Compress files over 2 mb using WINZIP or STUFFIT
- Send JPEG files when possible to help us confirm your file opens correctly
For embroidery images must only contain clear, distinct areas of color. Subtle tones and fades can't be embroidered. Your file does not need to be in a vector format for digitizing. Some common file types are jpeg, gif, tiff, bmp and pretty much everything else.
Of course we will work with whatever you have from sketches to other file types. The information above will help you prepare your file properly when possible.
Acceptable File Formats
- Adobe Illustrator (ai)
- Corel Draw (cdr)
- Adobe Acrobat (pdf)
- Adobe PhotoShop (psd)
- Corel Photo Paint (cpt)
- Encapsulated Post Script (eps)
Camera Ready Art .... Knowing the differences
This information will help you prepare your art files in an optimal format that will enable us to give you the highest quality print. All art files submitted with orders are reviewed by one of our design team members. If there are additional art fees, we will let you know.
Camera Ready art refers to the sharpness of your design which ensures the highest quality print.
Fonts and Text
When saving your file, please remember to convert your text to outlines or curves. This will prevent any missing font issues.
It is always a good idea to create your art actual size (the size you want it to print). This is especially important for non-vector images.
This refers to printing dots or percentages of a color. A color that is 50% will only allow 50% of the ink to flow through the screen generating a lighter shade of the color. Many artists use halftones to create multi-color effects while using 1 color and saving money. These shades do not print smooth as they do on your ink jet printer, but rather grainy or dotted.
Note: Halftones appear smooth on your monitor but screen print as dots that are more visible as you look closer.
Vector Images / Line Art
These images have clearly defined edges no matter how much you zoom in and each color can be selected individually. Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw are the two main applications used to create these images. Ultimately, your art will end up in this format.
Please remember that placing a web image or pixilated image into a program listed above and saving the file does not convert the image to a vector format.
Images from Other Websites
Graphic images taken from web pages are generally 72 dpi and not suitable for printing. Images that are not vector based need to be at least 150 dpi.
Jpeg or Gif Web Art