Please provide us with artwork in the format that it was originally created, such as Adobe Illustrator (.ai), Corel Draw (.dwg), Adobe PhotoShop (.psd) or Macromedia Freehand (.fh8), so we can provide you with the best possible reproduction of your artwork or logo.
It is important for you to convert all of your text to paths. If you learn how to submit files to PPS and do this before you send us your artwork, font conflicts will be avoided. An option is available in the Type menu in vector artwork software, such as Freehand or Illustrator, that allows you to convert fonts to paths.
All imported graphics should be included with your original source file. Do not use web graphic formats, such as JPEG or GIF files, whenever possible. JPEG and GIF are very common file formats, however there are some drawbacks to using these formats in print production. They do not create the best print image because they are typically created for use on web pages or other on-screen applications. The JPEG format compresses the image data by reducing the number of colors in the file, diminishing the quality of the created graphic compared to the original artwork. The GIF format creates a file that only contains a maximum of 256 colors, which can also greatly affect the quality of the artwork.
Bitmap images should be saved as 300ppi CMYK images. Please provide a file that is twice the size of the final printed product – 200 percent larger – especially if the finished product will be less than 2 inches in size.