Digital file format

1.Vector Files: all vector files must be in AI or EPS format, which could be Adobe Illustrator version 13 (CS5) or under, or Corel Draw 14 (15) or under. 2.Bitmap Files: all bitmap files must be in EPS or JPG format, which could be Adobe Illustrator version 13 (CS5) or under, or Corel Draw 14 (15) or under, with resolution greater than 300 DPI in the original size, and CMYK Color mode.

Color

Artwork must be in Pantone spot colors. There are a finite number of cloisonné pigments available. We will do our best to duplicate your color specifications. PMS color matching is available at no additional charge for most of our process.

Size requirements

1.Actual size with black and white line art. 2.Enlarge 300% color artwork with Pantone color numbers.

Font information

At the 300% enlarged artwork, all fonts in vector file must be converted to path. (In Adobe Illustrator, go to menu and under Type, select Create Outlines). The most commonly preferred font for artwork is sans-serif font. For example: ARIAL, HELVETICA, VERDANA, AND GENEVA.

Requirements for different process

1.Metal process (Lapel Pins/Crest/Insignias) We require black and white line art along with color filled art and a PMS color code. Black lines should represent raised metal partitions. White areas designate where color is to be placed, or recessed metal areas. All color filled areas should be enclosed completely by black lines. 2.Multi-color process/Photo Printing Process - Full color art is required.
- For vector digital files, all fonts must be converted to path.
- For bitmap files, resolution must be more than 600 dpi at 100% of size, and CMYK Color mode.
3.Laser Engraving ( Key Holders/Key Tags) - Black & White art.

Submitting Artwork

1.CD or E-mail 2.Recommended computer software: Adobe Illustrator version 13 (CS5) or under, or Corel Draw 14 (15) or under. 3.All fonts must be converted to path.

Size measurement

Please measure your artwork or sample both vertically and horizontally. Measure from top to bottom and left to right. The longest measurement is the one that you should use. When requesting a quote, please also specify any special attachments or process to be used.