Artwork Guidelines

Artwork may be provided as hard copy, on disk or via email to sales@awardsnow.com

A note about Digital Artwork

Production delays can occur when digital artwork is provided in the wrong format. Much time can be lost with efforts to convert files that are submitted without following the information guidelines below. Please contact us if you have any questions about the suitability of your digital files or any of our format requirements.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you also mail or fax a hard copy of the artwork and any special instructions.  Please indicate your Order Number on the artwork if you know it. Artwork is only as good as you provide.  Simply because the art file is an EPS or TIFF format does not mean it will be clean and useable.  Faxed, scanned or art which has been reproduced numerous times will not improve and will not look its best without additional clean up efforts. Please do not submit web graphics as they are produced in a resolution setting (generally 72 dpi) that is too low for our processes to reproduce attractively. We reserve the right to refuse any artwork that will not meet our standards of product quality when reproduced with our equipment and processes.

Preferred Programs

CorelDraw X5 or earlier – PC format 
Adobe Illustrator CS6 or earlier – PC and MAC versions (save as .eps and convert all text to outlines)
Adobe Reader – PDF

Image Resolution

Image resolution should be a minimum of 300 dpi at 100% imprint size for best reproduction      

Font Information

Convert all text to outlines or curves. Please be aware that once this is done the text in your artwork can no longer be edited. If editing is required you must include the Font (TrueType or Open Type Format) with the file. WE DO NOT HAVE EVERY FONT THAT IS AVAILABLE.

File Information

File name included in the file extension (i.e. filename.eps)           

Colors 

When assigning a color to art or text, please use a PMS color. This will work for process or spot colors.

Accepted File Storage Media 

If you choose to mail or overnight your artwork to us, please use PC formatted CD ROM, DVD, and USB Drive
DO NOT SEND YOUR ORIGINAL FILE- make a COPY!

NOTE:

Following these instructions does not guarantee the art will output. If any of the above is not possible, please send in Camera Ready Art (film or slick), 600 dpi or greater.

Artwork will be billed at $60.00 per hour. Minimum art charge is $15.00