Specifications and Output
To enable seamless transition from inception to completion, we have provided some guidelines which will be helpful in reducing costs & time during the design phase.
Please review to enable an enhanced project experience.
Our standard project completion timeframe is 7 to 10 business days from artwork approval.
Project design and artwork proofs can take as little as 2 hours to as long as 12 weeks, dependent upon complexity of design requirements. Please factor actual artwork approval timeframe into project completion timeline.
300 dpi or higher required. .jpeg/.jpg or native Photoshop files (.psd), with minimal compression artifacts. Other acceptable file formats are: .bmp, .cdr, .eps, .gif, .iff, .pcd, .pdf, .pic, .png, .ppt, .tiff (.tif).
If you would like to use a photograph as a source image, please ensure that your photograph is exactly as you would like it to appear. We also have scanning capabilities available onsite for photographs.
Illustrator .eps vector based files. Please note that they must be vector format, though they may be saved as .pdf or .ai. A vector file is an image made up of lines comprised of a mathematical formula instead of pixels (raster image), and can be resized without losing image fidelity. Raster images with the extension .eps are not acceptable.
We can work with most types of 3D files. If we are aware of the software used to create a 3D file, we can advise on the optimal export file to be provided for our subsurface engraving requirements.
Personalization files can be supplied in an excel spreadsheet (.xls) with font family, or use of a font from our library.