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Artwork Specifications

On this page we have outlined some guidelines for acceptable artwork for our decals:

Please be sure to send all artwork to: artwork@custom-decals.com.

We can accept artwork from the following programs;

Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Adobe PhotoShop

Or, we can accept artwork in the following formats;

.EPS, .EMF, .CGM, .PDF, .WMF, .PSD

We can accept raster files only in a tiff format and if the image is 300 dpi at actual size to be printed.

If the artwork is multi-colored, a vector format with spot colors must be provided unless the final print is to be a CMYK print.

For decals with a bleed see our Bleed Requirements.

We can accept PMT (photomechanical transfer). We can usually use laser printed artwork if printed on quality white paper, there are no halftones, and if the print is at least the size of the desired print. Artwork containing halftones will have to be delivered digitally, or reproduced. Almost always artwork printed from an inkjet printer is not usable. We must see artwork to make judgment.

We reserve the right to refuse any order.

We cannot use:

  • Faxed artwork 
  • .JPEG images
  • Pre-printed decals
  • Other pre-printed items

Color Chart

 

Standard Artwork Print Colors

Four-color process printing is used for reproducing high quality graphics with photo quality images. This also works well for small multi color graphics in which the total color count would exceed seven or eight colors.

  • Digitally created process images should be created in or converted to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) format. Some programs, such as Photoshop, default to RGB (red, green, blue) format and must be changed. *Note any color change in the image when converting from RGB to CMYK and adjust colors as needed.

 

We can assist in creating artwork, Our charges are $35 per hour. This is a fraction of the cost of a graphics house. We strive to offer our customers the best value. It will expedite your order to provide us with acceptable artwork. Our production times listed on our product pages are strictly for production time. If artwork needs to be created or modified it will add to the turn around time.

Please send artwork and/or questions to artwork@custom-decals.com.