Artwork Formats

To ensure the proper reproduction of customer supplied art files, we have put together a list of artwork guidelines that will make peparing your files for output simple and complete.

Label Size

  • Our label size is 2.5″ x 6.75″

Supported Applications

  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai, .eps)
  • Adobe InDesign (.indd)
  • Adobe PhotoShop (.psd, .eps)
  • QuarkXpress (.qxd)

Placed Image Files

  • Please use EPS Vector based formats. JPEG, GIF, and BMP files are not desirable and will produce a poor quality finished label.
  • Convert all placed color images to CMYK. RGB files will not reproduce properly.
  • Convert all placed black and white images to Gray Scale.
  • Save all placed image files at 300 dpi or above. 72 dpi works good for computer screens but does not provide enough detail for printing.
  • Save images as layered files, not flattened.
  • Always include your placed image files seperately, even though they may already be imbedded.
  • Crop and rotate your images in Photoshop instead of your layout program to insure proper optimized processing. Within your layout program, mask images as needed.

Fonts

  • Convert all fonts to outlines within your design program to avoid font ID conflicts and/or substitutions.
  • Post Script Fonts and True Type Fonts are preferred. Try not to use Multiple Master Fonts.

Following these guidelines will result in a much faster and higher quality finished product!