Artwork - Requirements & Guidelines!


Artwork Requirement Per Decoration Method

  • Laser: Flat black and white vector art, with no percentages or gradations, in an IBM compatible .eps, .ai or .cdr format and all fonts converted to curves/outlines. Clean, high resolution (300+ dpi) black and white bitmaps scaled to at least 200% of final output size.
  • 1 Color Screen Print: Flat black and white vector art, with no percentages or gradations, in an IBM compatible .eps, .ai or .cdr format and all fonts converted to curves/outlines. Clean, high resolution (300+ dpi) black and white bitmaps scaled to at least 200% of final output size.
  • 1 Color Vinyl Print: Flat black and white vector art, with no percentages or gradations, in an IBM compatible .eps, .ai or .cdr format and all fonts converted to curves/outlines. Clean, high resolution (300+ dpi) black and white bitmaps scaled to at least 200% of final output size.
  • Multi-Colored Screen Print: Multi-colored vector art in an IBM compatible .eps, .ai or .cdr format. All colors must be 100%, no percentages or gradations, with all fonts converted to curves/outlines.
  • Multi-Colored Vinyl Print: Multi-colored vector art in an IBM compatible .eps, .ai or .cdr format with all fonts converted to curves/outlines.

Artwork File Considerations

  • Resolution: The higher the resolution of your bitmap, the better the end result. 300 dpi bitmaps at 200% of the final output size are preferable.
  • Vector vs. Bitmap: Vector based artwork is resolution independent and can be scaled to any size without loss of detail. Bitmaps are comprised of pixels that enlarge when the image is enlarged. The larger a bitmap gets, the more the pixels will be visible.
  • Gradients: Be aware of gradients. Gradients can not be reproduced on any laser engraved product. Limited gradients can be printed subject to art approval. Full color and gradient imprinting is available on all vinyl or domed imprinted products.
  • Black and White vs. Color: Black and white line art or separated color art is required. Multi-color bitmaps are not acceptable as they cannot be traced into the separated colors. Multi-color bitmaps are acceptable if the colors do not overlap.

Standard Fonts

We accept any True Type Fonts for Custom Decoration.

Standard Colors

Stock colors will be used to denote Color. Some colors have no exact PMS match and the closest shade is referenced. Actual colors may vary slightly. The colors shown in the table below have not been evaluated by Pantone, Inc. for accuracy and may not match the PANTONE® Color Standards. PANTONE® is the property of Pantone, Inc.

You may use the following PANTONE® Colors, the standards for which are as shown in the current edition of the PANTONE® formula guide.

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