1stPride Marketing employees a full service design department and can help you with your design. If you would like to provide your own artwork, please review the following:
Please make all artwork to size. (The size you would like the finished print to be.)
ILLUSTRATOR / VECTOR ARTWORK
Make art to size. Save in .AI or .EPS format, CMYK color mode. We have the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite.
Create Outlines on all fonts.
Convert all strokes to Outlines.
Files with each color on it’s own Layer is strongly preferred. Include any/all imported or placed images and graphic files. Avoid using Clipping Masks, use the “Pathfinder” tool instead.
Make art to size. Save in .PSD or .TIF format, CMYK color mode (or Greyscale if the design is 1-color). Files with each color on it’s own Layer is strongly preferred. File resolution should be at least 150dpi, and not to exceed 600dpi.
TYPOGRAPHY AND LINE WEIGHT
For positive reading type; keep fonts at a 8pt minimum (12pt for Metallic ink). For knocked-out text; keep fonts at a 12pt minimum (16pt for Metallic ink). Final results will vary depending on chosen typeface.
For positive reading lines; keep strokes at a 1pt minimum (2pt for Metallic ink). For knocked-out lines; keep strokes at a 2pt minimum (3pt for Metallic ink).
TECHNICAL AND PRINTING SPECIFICS
Please let us determine halftone size and angle. 1stPride Marketing is not responsible for errors or unsatisfactory results caused by halftones created by the client. Please allow us to assist you if you’re not familiar with the screen-printing process.
Please proof-read any and all copy. Industry is not responsible for mistakes in spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Avoid using images from the internet when possible.