How To Submit Art

Inkjet Printing Graphic Guidelines

The following specifications have been provided to assist you in preparing your files for printing inkjet graphics.

NOTE: PLEASE BE ADVISED WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR ART THAT WE CAN ONLY REPRODUCE AT THE SAME LEVEL OF QUALITY AS PROVIDED TO US.

SIZING YOUR ART: Artwork must be created proportional to final output size. Files sent at actual size are preferred. If this is not possible, please save your art at 75%, 50% or 25% scale. If designing mural panels, please create your layout as one document, do not separate the panels. This is required to ensure image alignment (registration between panels). To determine the size of your art, refer to the item description of the graphics you are purchasing. Graphic Dimensions are subject to change without notice. Please contact your Sales Associate for the latest sizes and dimensions or if you need additional detailed information.

ART MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP (SAVED AS TIF - MAC FORMAT)
IMAGE RESOLUTION: For best results, Photoshop images or scans should be saved as flattened Mac .TIF files with LZW compression. Photoshop images or scans should have an image resolution of no more than 180 dpi (dots per inch) at final size for output. For example, if your image is at 1/4 scale, the image resolution should be set no higher than 720 dpi. The minimum recommended image resolution is 100 dpi at final size (400 dpi at 1/4 scale).

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR (SAVED AS .AI OR .EPS) OR ADOBE INDESIGN
If placing separate image files into Illustrator or InDesign, PLEASE LINK -- DO NOT EMBED -- the image files. Include all linked files (raster and vector) on your disk. See IMAGE RESOLUTION above for instructions on how to correctly prepare all raster (Photoshop) linked files. When saving your art in Illustrator or InDesign, convert all fonts to outlines. We do accept QuarkXPress files but additional art time will be added to convert your files to an acceptable format. Please contact your sales associate for further information. When saving your art in QuarkXPress, you must include all fonts (Postscript or True Type) used in your file on the disk with your artwork.

COLOR MATCHING: Art will be printed in CMYK. If saved as RGB, art will be converted to CMYK when printed. If there is a PMS color you would like to match, please specify the color when sending your art. We can adjust the color in CMYK to print your PMS as closely as possible, but cannot guarantee an exact match.

SUBMITTING YOUR ART: We accept CD-ROM, DVD-ROM. Art can also be sent via our ftp site. Please contact your Sales Associate for details. Please include the Purchase Order Number and either a color hard copy (if sent on disk) or a low resolution jpg (if sent via ftp). This will be used for reference purposes when preparing your proof.

PROOFS: The first proof is provided at no charge via fax or email. Additional proofs may incur a proof revision charge of $18.75 each plus any additional design time. For the most accurate representation of color and image resolution, 8x10 test strips are available ($25ea plus frt.) and additional production time is required. To exercise these options please include this on your PO or contact your Sales Associate.

PRODUCTION TIME: Faxed approval of proof/test strip is required to begin production. Inkjet jobs typically ship 7 business days from receipt of your faxed approval. All documents received after 12pm Noon EST will be counted as received on the next business day. If you require faster turnaround, rush charges will apply. Please contact your Sales Associate to determine your ship date/rush charges.

Other Graphic Guidelines

The following specifications have been provided to assist you in preparing the following file types for submission:

Dye-sublimated Imprinted Products such as table throws, table runners or fabric banners.

Imprinted Products
such as table throws, table covers, table runners, vinyl banners and vinyl headers.

Screen Printed Products
such as table throws, table runners, or fabric banners.

Please direct any questions to your Sales Associate.

ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS

VECTOR: (PREFERRED)
1. Adobe Illustrator (.ai) - our preferred format, saved in its native .ai format
2. Other vector programs - files created in Corel Draw, Freehand, etc. saved in a generic eps format

RASTER - 100 DPI AT 100% IMPRINT SIZE:
1. Adobe Photoshop - .psd
2. .tif, .jpg or .bmp format

EXPLANATION OF FILE TYPES

There are two types of art files on the computer: Vector (also known as line art) and Raster (also known as bitmap art).

VECTOR: Vector art is made up of lines and curves defined by mathematical objects called vectors. Vector art is resolution independent. Therefore, it can be scaled to any size without loss of quality. IMPORTANT: Text should be converted to outlines, paths or curves. This way, the font suitcase and printer fonts do not need to be sent to imprint the art.

RASTER: Raster art is created using a program like Adobe Photoshop or scanned art (such as photographic image). A raster image consists of a grid, or bitmap, of small squares known as pixels. Raster images are resolution dependent (set at a fixed resolution). IMPORTANT: Raster art should be sent at 100 dpi at 100% imprint size.

NOTE: If you are thinking about using an image from a web site, this is not recommended. We cannot use highly compressed web images (such as .gif or .jpg). Their resolution is far too low to use for your imprint.

PMS COLOR MATCHING: Art will be printed in CMYK. If saved as RGB, art will be converted to CMYK when printed. If there is a PMS color you would like to match, please specify the color when sending your art. We can adjust the color in CMYK to print your PMS as closely as possible, but cannot guarantee an exact match.

SUBMITTING YOUR ART: Files under 10 MB can be emailed to graphics@digipg.com. IMPORTANT: Please include your Purchase Order Number in the subject line of your e-mail message. For files larger than 10 MB, we also accept CD-ROM and Zip disks. Art can also be sent via our ftp site. Please contact your Sales Associate for details.

PROOFS: An e-mailed proof will be provided within 48 hours of receipt of your Purchase Order and properly formatted art. If you would like to make changes to your proof, a new proof will be e-mailed.

PRODUCTION TIME: Faxed approval of FINAL PROOF is required to begin production. Dye-sublimated products will typically ship 7 business days from receipt of your faxed approval. Proof must be approved by Noon EST to begin production the same business day. If you require faster turnaround, rush charges will apply. Please contact your Sales Associate to determine your ship date/rush charges.