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Requirements by Print Method

Cut Letters or Dimensional:

All jobs require vector artwork.

  • Raster artwork is only acceptable for
    photographs and similar style artwork.
  • If raster artwork is the only art available
    contact your sales representative for details.

Digital (full color) items:

All jobs require vector or raster artwork.

  • Vector artwork is preferred
  • If raster artwork is the only art available
    600dpi is required for best results.

Preferred Software and/or File Format:

  • Illustrator (8 & up) .ai
  • Photoshop (5 & up) .psd
  • (.psd is raster artwork)

Supported Software and/or File Format:

  • Corel Draw (8 & up) .cdr
  • .tif (if raster is acceptable, see above)
  • .pdf (fonts must be converted)

Vector Artwork is required


To avoid additional charges and additional timeā€¦

  • Artwork must be submitted at actual size of finished product.
  • All fonts must be converted to outlines/paths.
  • All placed/linked images must be embedded or included separately.
  • All images must include the required bleed if necessary.
  • A color copy or jpg indicating cut should be submitted for reference.
  • All spot colors should be specifically identified. Include white if necessary.
  • Cut/Die line should always be clearly indicated with an unused spot color.


 (contact customer service for details)

Methods for Submitting Artwork


Preferred by Email and/or Website, CD-R/RW

Supported: CD-R, DVD-R or via YouSendIt

    1. Include a jpg or PDF for reference
    2. Convert all fonts to paths/outlines
    3. Include or embed all placed images
    4. Submit artwork at actual size
    5. Identify all spot colors
    6. Allow for bleed if necessary
    7. Submit the original file if possible
    8. Never flatten the layers of a. psd
    9. Indicate the cut/die line clearly
    10. Verify art meets all Submission Guideline