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Artwork Workflow


Tips:

1. Text: Convert all text to "outlines" before sending artwork.

Please note: It is very important to convert all text to "outlines" before sending the artwork. If we don't have some fonts in your artwork on our computer, the artwork will not be shown corretly.
Re-sending a large file is not a pleasure matter. So it is necessary to check if all the texts are changed to outline before transfer the file. Some very professional designer often ignore this matter.
If you don't want to convert the fonts to outline to retain the easy for editability of the texts, it is a good choice to send the fonts for PC to us.


How to convert text to outlines?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KQ7sHZzCSg
http://www.graphic-design-employment.com/adobe-illustrator-how-to-convert.html
http://indesignsecrets.com/converting-text-to-outlines-the-right-way-updated.php


2. Linked files: tranfer all linked files or embed them into the artwork.

Please note:
If whe linked files are lost, the artwork can not be shown correctly on our computer.


https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/importing-artwork-files.html


3. Color and DPI: CMYK type, all raster art must be 350 DPI at imprint size, or higher.

Please note:
1. By Photosshop adding some pixcels can't improve the photos' real quality, you have to look for real clear and quality images.
2. If you use RGB color type to deal with images, adding some lightness and sharping are better, due to change them to CMYK color type, they will lose some lightness and color details.
3. If there are some spot colors on your artwork, please mark them by PANTONE * C. Only PMS(Pantone Matching System) is surpported at the largest arrange in China. And please only use C system, eg. PANTONE 186C for the red.
Please don't use U system, eg. PANTONE 186U. Due to the U only suit for some special block colors and uncoated paper which is not regular.
Regarding the limited for spot color: less than 2C spot color is preferred. If you have already used CMYK, more spot colors means high cost and maybe exceed the printing machine limited.


4. Logo, vector format is preferred

What is vector format?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_graphics


5. Preferred File Format and Version: AI CS5 or lower.

6. Artwork Transmission: by www.wetransfer.com is preferred.

It is easy and free. Of course, by your FTP system, or drops, or google drivers is available too


7. Other Acceptable File Formats:

8. If the above is not easy to understand, please forget and ignore them, and enjoy your designing, we will help you to get a final approved printing file.


Other useful links
What is a die cut in printing?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1NKLPYS0Vo


http://www.formaxprinting.com/blog/2014/04/printing-lingo-what-is-die-cutting/