Artwork Requirements 2016

 

Recommended Programs

We work in a PC and Mac environment and prefer files from the following programs.

All text should be converted to curves or outlines to avoid font conflicts.

CorelDRAW X7 or older and Adobe Illustrator CS5 or older

 

Recommended File Types

EPS (Vector with text as curve or outline), CDR, AI, DXF, PDF

 

Acceptable File TypesBMP, TIF, JPG, GIF, PCX - These are bitmap files for viewing only. While we do accept them, they must be converted to a vector file. Additional Setup costs will be incurred starting @ $65.00 and going up.

 

Artwork Formats Accepted

E-mail  sales@dsawards.com, CD/DVD Rom, Memory Sticks

 

Process Ready Artwork

Artwork that is ready to print with no changes on a compatible disc or e-mail.

 

What is not Artwork

Faxes, Business Cards, Letterhead, Hat, Shirts, Patches, Napkins, etc. However, we can work with these items to create your artwork and we bill at $120.00 per hour for this service.

 

Proofs

We will attempt to provide one free e-mailed proof with every custom job. While many folks rely on viewing more files on handheld devises, I highly recommend that you view the art approval on a computer screen for better ability to sign off on the proof.

 

Colors

We use the standard PMS color system for color matching. While an exact color match is never guaranteed, we strive to make the colors match as close as possible. We use paints and not inks and they have different characteristics and some colors can just not be matched perfectly. A $65.00 per color matching fee will be incurred for specific color matches.

 

 

When your order has been submitted and your artwork evaluated by the art department, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Photographs must be a minimum of 300 DPI and artwork in a vector format to avoid additional charges. The quality of your finished products, are directly related to the artwork that you provide. Please make every effort to provide us with a high quality digital file. Artwork requiring additional work is subject to additional charges.

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