Artwork Specifications

Acceptable Artwork

  1. VECTOR ARTWORK: EPS, PDF or AI (this is line art, NOT photographic art) with fonts OUTLINED (converted to paths). All spot blacks need to be converted to 100% Process Black.
  2. High resolution TIFF, JPEG or PSD (300 dpi) at or above actual size. Black ONLY for screen printed imprints. For 4-colour process (RGB or CMYK) include at least 10mm bleed.

Unacceptable Artwork
We do CANNOT accept the following:

  1. Web images or low resolution (72 dpi) images that appear jagged.
  2. Artwork containing FONTS that are NOT outlined (converted to paths).
  3. Your imprint already imprinted, hot stamped or embroidered.
  4. Anything stapled, folded, clipped, taped or handwritten on samples.

Artwork Tips/Details

  1. Guaranteed type size is 10 pt (at ACTUAL ARTWORK SIZE).
  2. Outline all fonts/convert to paths.
  3. Avoid thin lines. Minimum line thickness 1pt at ACTUAL SIZE.
  4. Use solid spot colours (preferably send artwork as 100% Process Black).
  5. Avoid halftones, screen printing turns halftones into dot patterns.
  6. Do NOT forward artwork. Send artwork directly from original source.
  7. Specify Pantone Matching System colours when requesting a colour match. If unsure, refer to UNCOATED Pantone swatches. We will attempt to match all colours, however, exact matches are NOT guaranteed.

Artwork Charges
We charge £25 per hour for any artwork creation, rebuilding or clean up. Minor typesetting (15 minutes or less) will be done free of charge. Authors corrections are liable to a charge.

Artwork Archived
Prestige Giftware Ltd will keep artwork on file for a maximum of two years. A new set-up charge may be required for orders after two years.

Software Used

  1. Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 & lower – File saved as vector EPS, PDF or AI.
  2. Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 & lower – File saved as 300 dpi / JPEG, TIFF, PSD or EPS. (Saved no smaller than actual art size.) Always include bleed.
  3. (Microsoft® Word and PowerPoint® documents are NOT ACCEPTED).