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A Quick Test to Ensure Success — Please review this check list before submitting your mouse pad art. Art and digital files that pass this pre-flight "test" usually flow through our system with ease. Download this Art Check List in printable-emailable PDF format.
» 1/8" (.125 inch) Bleed when art extends off of the pad
» Critical elements at least 1/4" (.25 inch) inside pad edge
Image resolution MUST be 300ppi or higher. EVERY file used to create the final piece MUST be included and editable. This includes linked or placed files.
» Save images at 300ppi/dpi, sized to 100%
» Save images as .psd, .tif, .eps or .ai files
» Include editable versions of all files
» Reverse Type min 18pt serif, 12pt sans-serif
» Convert all fonts to outlines/curves
» Include all Screen & Printer fonts
» Hi-Res PDF
Note: Word(.doc), Publisher(.pub), PowerPoint(.ppt), and Excel(.xls) are not acceptable file formats.
» FTP: File Upload Utility (3MB-80MB)
» EMAIL: Your Sales Counselor (< 3MB size)
» CD » DVD
Include a complete, full sized hard copy of the composite art when possible. Print 4-Color Process targets using calibrated output devices. Submit items for color matching when your order is submitted. We can't match your color target if we can't see it!
» Calibrated Color Output
» Coated PMS Color Callout
» Black & White Laser Print
Colors should be defined as either 'spot' or 'CMYK'. All spot colors will be matched to the Pantone® COATED colors.
Converting spot or RGB colors to CMYK will change the appearance of the color, sometimes dramatically.
» CMYK 4-Color Process » Coated Pantone® PMS
» Avoid small type and other thin elements for fabric pads
» Avoid borders, text, and art elements that run close to and parallel to the pad's edge
» Include image, font, and layout files
» Convert fonts to curves/outlines
» Choose from our standard fonts for typesetting
» Supply a printed copy of the final layout and color samples or color targets
Standard corner radius is 3/8" (.375 inch). Any other corner radius requires a custom die. Square corners are NOT recommended.
» 1/8" (.125 inch) of bleed added to all sides of the finished size of mouse pad
» Non-bleeding elements should be 1/4" (.25 inch) from finished edge
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