Art Guidelines

Art Guidelines and Specifications

Whether you have your own completed art or need us to design your magnets free of charge, we're here to help! Simply follow the below guidelines to ensure the highest quality printing.

If you would like to e-mail your finished artwork:

  1. Make sure your artwork is in one of the following software formats:
    • Corel Draw: up to version 12 EPS, PDF or CDR (convert fonts to curves/outlines)
    • Adobe Illustrator: up to version CS EPS, PDF or AI (convert fonts to curves/outlines)
    • Adobe Photoshop: up to version CS EPS, PDF or PSD (Save with layers, include fonts)
    • Note for Quark users: A Quark EPS is still font dependent - we would prefer art to be created as Illustrator EPS with fonts converted to curves/outlines.
  2. Please convert all colors to CMYK (we cannot accept RGB or Spot Colors.)
  3. Please ensure that no text, logos, or essential images are placed within 3/16 of an inch from the edge of your magnet.
  4. All bitmaps should be supplied at a resolution of no less than 300 dpi.
  5. Please provide a PDF, JPG, TIFF, or color printout of your artwork for us to use as a proof.

If you would like to supply finished artwork but you don't have one of the accepted formats:

  1. Please convert all fonts to curves/outlines whenever possible.  If you are unable to convert fonts to curves please provide True Type or Type 1 fonts for all artwork submitted. Note that discrepancies may occur when fonts are transferred across different platforms and applications. A PDF, JPG, Tiff, or color printout of your artwork must therefore be supplied if you are providing fonts.
  2. Output as a PDF or EPS file and ensure all other specifications are followed.

If you would like to supply your own printed materials for us to finish the artwork:

We can accept virtually any materials you would like to provide -from letterhead to your sketches and mock-ups. Also, there is no charge for us to scan your photographs and logos on our high-resolution scanners.

Please note: The first twenty (20) minutes of design time is included in the quoted price for your magnet. If you require additional time to produce the right design we can provide this service at $50.00 per hour.

We will always supply a proof for your approval before printing. The first proof is free of charge, additional proofs are charged at $20 per proof.

Have a question about supplying your artwork? E-mail Us.

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