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< Prices and Terms    Artwork Submission > Artwork Requirements


‘Camera-ready’ refers to art and copy that is ready to be transferred to film without any retouching. Retouching includes art that has to be retraced, redrawn or reworked on the computer or by an artist. Images or type should be in black on a clean white background with at least 600 DPI (dots per inch). If artwork consists of several colors, a separate piece of art has to be supplied for each color along with a composite. Images have to be in exact position and to size or larger of the product imprint area. Colors have to be marked on each piece of artwork. Original art is reproduced using a high-resolution drum scanner. Any imperfection in the submitted camera-ready artwork will appear on the final product. Customer service will notify customer if camera-ready artwork needs corrections or if new art has to be submitted. Factory is not liable for final product appearance of customer’s submitted artwork if corrections are needed but not authorized.


No art charge will be applied if camera-ready artwork is supplied on disk, e-mailed or uploaded to our website. All artwork (logos and copy) must be complete and in the exact position required. Artwork provided by e-mail or on disk must be vectorized for spot colors; otherwise products will be run as four-color process. All fonts must be provided with the art, or type must be converted to path. If factory has to vectorize raster art, additional art charges may apply.


Copies, hand sketches, FAX transmissions, poorly printed stationery, business cards, letter head, decals, photo copies and laser prints less than 600 DPI are NOT Considered CAMERA READY ARTWORK. If any of the above mentioned artwork is provided, and any retracing, redrawing or reworking has to be done, the following charges apply (v): Typesetting N/C Halftone Screens (Black & White photos) $40.00 per photo Color Separation (Photos & Transparencies) $75.00 per photo Custom Artwork & Retouching $50.00 per hour.


Full color imprints are only available on offset printed products. A color proof (such as a chromalin, color key, photo or printed piece) must also be provided for press matching. Factory has no liability for final product appearance unless proofs have been ordered and approved prior to production. See back page for art requirements.


Factory will layout copy to best fit image area unless camera-ready artwork is provided.


For Offset printed products add $25.00(v) per change per copy or color. See individual product page for minimum quantity. Copy change does not apply to change of logos or other special designs. To receive combined quantity pricing, the item, size, colors and shape must be the same.


The first plate is included on most items. See individual product page. There is one plate charge per additional imprint color of $20.00(v) for offset printed products.


For each metallic or day-glow imprint or background color for offset printed products, include one additional running charge.


The set-up charge for consecutive numbering is $50.00(v). Items are not packed in order. If “in order” packing is required, please contact customer service for a quote. Production time for consecutive numbering orders is 10 working days.


Artwork will be returned if clearly requested on the purchase order or requested in writing. Artwork will be shipped via UPS ground. Distributors responsible for freight charges.