Accepted File Types
Vector artwork is needed as it is easily editable and can be rasterized without compromising image clarity. All graphics that are not vector should be supplied at 600 dpi (optimum) or 300 dpi (minimum) and sized at 100%.
.ai Adobe Illustrator (preferred)
We will only accept PDF files after we have verified that they are usable. Black text must be black only (100% K). PDF files have limitations when it comes to the output of color separated plates and are generally not recommended because of the various options available when saving your file.
Please send all vector art in layers.
If you chose to place images within your design, please include all links. The following file types are accepted as linked images.
.psd Adobe Photoshop
Save JPGs as CMYK format not RGB. Low resolution images (below 300 dpi) will not meet our minimum resolution requirement even if you increase its dpi setting before saving. The original image must be scanned or created at a minimum of 300 dpi then saved.
Either convert all text to paths and group or send all fonts used. Type cannot be below 5 points. Reverse type must be bold and at least 9 points. Black type must be 100% Black (K).
Flexographic print works best with spot color artwork. When assigning colors to your art and text, please use Pantone spot colors. Spot color labels should be provided as composite, not as separations, NOT in RGB or CMYK. Additional charges may occur if spot color separations have to be created from artwork that was sent as CMYK or RGB.
All BLACK must be 100% BLACK (K) and must be set to overprint.
If possible, please provide a color print out of your artwork and we will do our best to match colors used. As with all forms of print, the final labels created with 4 Color Process (CMYK) artwork may vary in color from what your desk top printer outputs. When approving proof artwork, please not that the final colors may differ from your color proof.
When utilizing common plates, please be sure that all artwork is in the EXACT same position with each version. If the logo, product image, etc., is not in the exact same spot as the other versions there will be issues on press.
3% minimum on graduated screens. No graduations to 0%
Extend bleeds to 1/8" outside of the label.
Keep artwork 1/8" in from edge of label.