American Ad Bag will review each artfile it receives. We take great pride in the quality of our imprinting. Please follow the recommendations below to help insure that you get outstanding results in the reproduction of your logo. Also, by following the specifications, it will help keep your job on schedule.
■ Questions on your artwork:
If you have any concerns or questions about your artwork and the quality it will reproduce, please send a copy of your art and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will preflight your artwork and make recommendations, if necessary. Response will generally be within 24 hours.
■ Electronic Platform:
American Ad Bag is MAC-based. We can accept PC files from Illustrator or CorelDRAW that are saved or exported to a mac compatible format. All fonts must be converted to outlines, paths or curves.
■ Preferred Format & Program: For best results, please submit VECTOR ART. Convert all fonts to outlines, paths or curves.
Illustrator CS5 or lower — Preferred program
CorelDRAW 8 or lower — Export as an Illustrator ai file
Freehand 10 or lower — Save as editable eps
■ Artwork Submission
Media: CD or DVD. Please supply a hard copy of art along with media.
Email: Send files to: email@example.com.
Please insert your PO# in the subject line of the e-mail. If your PO# is not listed, your order will get delayed unintentionally.
■ FTP UPLOAD: www.aabupload.com
1. NAME your file the same as your PURCHASE ORDER number so we can match them together. If it’s different, your order will get delayed.
2. Be sure your artwork file has one of these compatible extensions (.eps .ai .cdr) If it’s different, we can’t open your file.
3. Click the BROWSE button to find your file on your computer.
4. After your file is selected, click the UPLOAD FILE button. You will be automatically NOTIFIED when the upload completes.
■ Short-Run Multiple Color Designs
Ink Imprints - Must be 1/2” space between colors.
Foil Hot Stamping - Must be 1/4” space between colors.
■ Placed/Imported Images and Halftones
Scanned images (jpg, gif, bmp, tif, psd) do not always give the best imprint even at higher resolutions. If you are including images, they need to be hi-res black and white tif or eps files. In addition placing, linking, embedding or copying these images into a drawing program will not convert them into vector art and will not produce a quality imprint.
A 45 or 55 line screen is required for flexographic printing. A 20% to 40% screen is the best to use since anything higher tends to fill-in as a solid. Screens are not recommended on artwork that is to be hot stamped.