Sending Your Artwork

As a provider of custom printed art, we utilize various types of files to create the best products. When sending your artwork to us for your order, the following information can better help you determine what types of files are best for your project.

Vector Graphics: Vector graphics are images created from mathematical descriptions that determine the position, length and direction in which lines are made. The art is made from collections of lines, rather than dots or pixels. Since the art is mathematical, it will print crisply, even when resized. For instance, one can print a vector logo on a small sheet of paper, then enlarge it to billboard size and maintain the same quality. A low-resolution raster graphic would get excessively pixelated if it were enlarged from business card size to billboard size. The most common file types (ai or EPS) can be created using Adobe Illustrator.

Raster Graphics: Raster graphics are resolution dependent. Unlike vector files, they cannot scale up to any resolution without an apparent loss of quality. Raster graphics are primarily used with photographs, and photo-realistic images, while vector graphics are best suited for typesetting and logos. Raster graphics deal with dpi (dots per inch), which indicates the resolution of images. Typically, the more dots per inch, the higher the resolution of your photos. A common standard for high-resolution printing is 300 dots per inch. This means 300 dots wide by 300 dots tall; equaling 90000 dots per inch. The most common file types (tiff, jpeg, psd) can be created using Adobe Photoshop.

Instructions for Sending Your Artwork

  1. Make sure the color mode for your files is correct for your order (CMYK or specific Pantone colors).
  2. Convert all fonts to outlines or embed them into your document(s).
  3. Raster images should be set to 300 dpi at 100%, for maximum quality when printed.
  4. Embed all of your linked images or upload separately.
  5. Keep all important information within the safe area designated in the templates.
  6. If your product is allowed to bleed, please add a 1/8" bleed on all sides of your document.
  7. Click the link to our file upload service and designate your project in the subject.


Shown below are templates to better help you design and plan out your calendar project. In these templates, place your vector or raster graphics and set any type you wish to use. Follow the instructions above to better help you prepare your artwork.

Deskpad Calendar
Click the link below to download templates for our Desk Pad Calendars.


Wall Calendar
Click the link below to download templates for our Wall Calendars.


Monthly Planner Calendar
Click the link below to download templates for our Monthly Planner Calendar.


Pocket Calendar
Click the link below to download templates for our Pocket Calendar.


Memo Pads
Click the link below to download templates for our Memo Pads.

 

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