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MOUSEMATS, PHOTO MUGS & HEAT SENSITIVE MUGS - for full detailed specifications click here

MUGS, Earthenware & China - to be supplied to us on disk in PC format Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator in editable EPS

PENS, As a general rule your corporate details are transferred to the product by screen-process printing or tampo printing and these processes are ideally suited to producing line colours. This caters for the vast majority of orders as we can obtain very accurate colour matches in close registration. Unfortunately, the processes cannot meet the standards of our quality control department if used for printing full colour (Four colour process) and for this reason we do not undertake such work. However, new printing processes are constantly emerging and our policy on this is always under review. You are advised to ask if you have a requirement for this type of printing. For line colour printing we accept artwork on a variety of media as follows:

Photographic Bromides (PMT). All line colours need to be supplied separated as black images on a white paper background. Please check that the edge definition and resolution is to the standard that you require.

Laser Prints. Laser printers can be used to produce artwork, but please ensure that it is run out at a minimum of 600 dpi and twice the size of the finished image (200%). When it is supplied to this specification any toner imperfections will be eliminated by reduction on the darkroom camera to the correct size.

Digital Media.Your artwork can be supplied in digital form for the PC or Mac using the following media: 3.5" Floppy Disk / Compact Disk (CD) & Digital Versatile Disk (DVD) / Zip Disk (100Mb for Mac, 100 or 250Mb for PC) / E-Mail. Digital files can be created in a variety of formats but only a small number of these are capable of producing acceptable quality for Screen or Tampo printing. The following is a list of acceptable formats.

EPS Files created in Adobe Illustrator. This is the most universally acceptable file format for line printing. For multi-colour work, please ensure that each colour is on its own layer, as this will enable us to colour separate your artwork and make modifications if required. Additionally, each layer must be clearly labelled with its colour reference and all fonts must be converted to outlines before saving. Unfortunately, we cannot accept tints.

TIFF Files are acceptable for single colour work only. The image must be in black & white and not colour. The files should be sufficiently large to ensure that sharp edge definition can be printed. You should be able to check this by printing your image on a laser printer at 200%.

JPEG Files are acceptable for single colour work only. The image must be in black & white and not colour. Files should be sufficiently large to ensure that sharp edge definition can be printed. You should be able to check this by printing your image on a laser printer at 200%. Please be careful when saving JPEG files as they are designed to compress on copying. This has an adverse affect on quality.

Please remember to check all digital files for Viruses before sending them and clearly mark any disks with your company name and e-mail address.

RING BINDERS, BUSINESS GIFTS, BASEBALL CAPS,LOGO BUGS - to be supplied to us in one of the following formats: A) on disk in Adobe Illustrator format as an editable EPS file or B) a good quality laser print twice the size of the final print or C) a bromide print same size as the print or D) positive film with emulsion side up and right way reading same size as print required.

STRESS SHAPES - either colour separated film positives to size, right reading, emulsion side-up and produced to a maximum screen ruling of 75 dots per inch or PC format Corel 11, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Illustrator 10

If required we can originate artwork for you from any text or sketch at very competitive prices. Please contact us for more details.

 

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