Artwork Guidelines

ARTWORK GUIDELINES 

Our Art Team is another powerful reason why Marketing Strategizers is right for you.  Our team can do any type of artwork. 

We provide FREE ART ASSISTANCE.  Do you need a T-Shirt or Apparel Design?  How about a Logo Makeover, Touch Up, or Convert your Logo to Vector?  NO PROBLEM! 

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Contact our Creative Department at 713.370.1181 or e-mail at Art@MarketingStrategizers.com.

  


HOW TO SEND YOUR ARTWORK


Digital Files

After you have placed your order, an option is provided to immediately upload your art files. If you don't have your art files at that time, you can also reply to the confirmation e-mail you receive and attach your art file to the e-mail, or use the link provided in the e-mail to upload them. This ensures that we can match your artwork to the specific order you've placed. 

Hard Copies

After you have placed your order, our fax number will appear on the order confirmation screen - just be sure to refer to your order number.

 

Forgot To Send Your File

Do not worry. Simply wait for one of our Customer Care Representatives to contact you promptly after your order is placed & email your files at that point.  You can also upload your artwork by clicking here.  

 

Send Special Instructions

There is a box for special instructions on the delivery page. Feel free to give us any information you think we need.  


 ACCEPTED FILE TYPES


We can accept anything: e-mailed art, faxed art, or mailed hard copy. Just send us what you have and we'll work with you on the rest. Keep in mind that to keep your order moving as fast as possible, we prefer to receive vector file formats.

 

Note: Changing the file name to a vector file extension will not change the file type.

Preferred Vector File Types:

 

PDF (Adobe Acrobat)

• Embed the fonts used or export as generic .eps

AI or EPS (Adobe Illustrator)

• Convert text to outlines, embed any linked images

CDR (Corel Draw)

• Convert text to curves 

 Other Accepted File Types:

 

DOC, PPT or PUB (Microsoft Office Files)

• Embed or include fonts

BITMAPS (.jpg, .tif, .pcx, .gif, .png, .bmp)


IMPRINT TYPES


Applique

Pieces of fabric are sewn into the item to form the imprint

Deboss

Imprint is depressed into the item's surface  

Deep Etch

Imprint is sandblasted, creating a deep frosted look 

Emboss

Imprint is raised onto the item's surface 

 

 Embroidery

Computerized sewing machines stitch the imprint onto item

 Foil Stamp

Metallic foil resins are applied to the item's surface

 Full Color

Imprint is printed in CMYK allowing for the use of photos

Heat Transfer

Heat is used to thermally bond imprint onto the item's surface

 

 Laser Engraved

Imprint is etched into the item via a laser

 Pad Print

Imprint is transferred to the item via an inked flexible pad

Satin Etched

With use of acid on glass, this gives the imprint a frosted look

Screenprint

Ink is pressed through a screen onto the item's surface

 


 HOW TO CONVERT TEXT TO OUTLINES


If working in Illustrator or other graphic programs, you will want to convert your text to outlines prior to sending the file. This ensures that your font does not get substituted and we will be able to keep your artwork exactly as you submit it. 

To do this, you will want to go up to the menus at the top of the Illustrator program. Click on “Type” and go down to “Create Outlines”. You may also select the artwork and press Ctrl + Shift + O. Save and send us the file.

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FULL COLOR ARTWORK


Resolution

Your file must be at least 300dpi or vector art. If your image is below 300dpi, please do not simply increase the resolution. This will result in a very blurry, pixelated image. Ideal full color artwork will be 300dpi or higher at the size it will be printed.

Bleed

The bleed area runs along the edges of your document. You will want to extend any background image or color all the way to the edge, and slightly past it, to prevent any white borders from showing.

Web Images

When images are taken from a website, they are typically 72dpi. This resolution is not high enough for printing purposes. You may also run into copyright restrictions when using web images and therefore we do not recommend using these in your artwork. The only exception would be if the image was purchased from a stock photo website at a large resolution.


SCREEN PRINT STANDARD COLOR DESIGN