Please take a moment to review the following art submission guidelines. These guidelines will help us to better serve you, and deliver the highest quality finished product, on time, without additional art charges. For best results create your art as vector art in Adobe Illustrator and save as an Adobe Illustrator (.AI) file. Please be sure to convert all text to outlines (curves). Please note: Placing a low resolution image from the internet into Illustrator will not make the artwork “vector”.
Vector Artwork Files (.AI, .EPS)

All type that has been set must be converted to outlines (curves). If future changes to the text will be necessary, the original font file must be supplied with the art file.

All design elements in the file must meet minimums for line thickness of at least .5 pt. Failure to do so may compromise the final imprint quality. Some lines may need to be a minimum of 2 pt.

If the vector file contains any linked (placed) raster images, these images must meet D2 Productions minimum requirement for resolution (300dpi) when rendered at 100% actual imprint size and must be submitted with the original vector file.

Please convert all colors in your artwork to spot color and label the swatches with PMS (Pantone® Matching System) numbers. By utilizing the Pantone® Matching System, we are able to communicate color clearly.

Raster Artwork Files (.PSD, .TIFF)

All Raster elements and art files must be sized to 100% or larger than the actual imprint size. All Raster images must meet D2 Productions minimum resolution 300dpi when rendered at the actual imprint size.

All raster elements must be submitted in the proper color space (RGB or CMYK). We recommend full color graphics in RGB color space. If your artwork was created in CMYK color space, do not convert to RGB color.

Acrobat Files (.PDF)

PDF files created from vector files must retain the editing capabilities of the program that was used to create them.

PDF files that contain raster and vector files must meet the minimum requirements for raster and vector art files as outlined by D2 Productions.

Other file formats and programs
Only professional software packages may be used to produce artwork. Although programs like Microsoft Word and Publisher are useful tools, they are not capable of producing art files of a quality necessary for imprinting purposes. In certain cases we may be able to use a high resolution jpg file for reference to re-create your artwork, but please be aware that you may be charged art time if the re-creation exceeds 1 hour.
Artwork Charges and approval

The first half hour of artwork is free and then $75.00 per hour thereafter (billed in 15 minute increments). D2 Productions will inform you if additional art time is needed to process your order. If you are not a graphic artist or have your artwork on paper we can recreate it for you.

We will e-mail you an artwork proof for approval before printing your order. When you receive this e-mail, please respond promptly, noting any changes to be made or if it is ready to print. We will NOT proceed with your order until we get YOUR approval.

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