Specifications For Submitting Your Artwork

Specifications For Submitting Your Artwork
Specifications For Submitting Your Artwork
Thank you for choosing CampusCards by Lois Gamiel! As a service to our clients we offer
state of the art hardware and software for your graphic design needs. Our service and pre-press
department will assist you to ensure a quality finished product. The following are our art
department requirements and answers to frequently asked questions that will assist us in
bringing you the best possible looking product as fast as possible.
We now offer both a hardcopy traditional paper proof, as well as an online secured version,
known as a PDF (Portable Document Format) proof. A PDF enables you to approve your newly
created layout not only instantly, but also from anywhere you are working on a computer.
Please adhere to these specifications to ensure proper processing and eliminating any
unnecessary delays. Deviation from the following instructions may delay your order and/or incur
additional art charges.
If you have any questions regarding the aforementioned, please feel free to contact Lois
Gamiel by phone at (877) 363-CARD (2273) or via e-mail at
lgamiel@campuscardsbylois.com.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
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All art should be complete, color separated and sized to fit the area to be printed.
Poor quality art (faxes, photocopies, etc) in need of additional retouch time will
incur additional charges to convert to proper quality.
If your artwork includes bleeds, (additional charges will be incurred) please allow
1/8" over on all sides, using crop marks for copy placement.
For items without bleed, allow 1/8" margin between the edge of card and art/text.
Please refrain from using a border (with bleed) that is to print around the outside
of the card, it presents difficulties relative to the die cutting tolerances.
Please keep all type 6 pt. or larger (with the exception of micro text within logos).
When reversing text out of a background color, please utilize a bold text and
keep it to 7 pt or greater.
Allow .005 trap.
Screens should be 150 Lpi (lines per inch).
If your art includes screens, please provide the art in electronic format with the
screened area set to desired % and ready for print.
If your art includes graduated screens (an additional charge will be incurred),
please provide the art in electronic format with the graduated screened area set
to desired beginning and end % and ready for print.
Please include in the title of your files, that are recorded to disk or in the subject
field of e-mailed files, at least one of the following: company name, specific
individual card identifier (ex.”FastTrak Card”) or P.O. number.
All 4 color process accounts will require a hardcopy color proof that we will output
and send out to your attention for approval. Please provide address, contact and
associated department (if applicable) that you would like us to send the proof to.
Once the proof meets your color, layout and spelling expectations and is
approved, please fax, mail or e-mail back a signed copy and we will be happy to
proceed with the balance of your order.
DIGITAL REQUIREMENTS
We accept computer-generated art (Macintosh preferred) from the following programs listed
in order of preference:
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Illustrator, QuarkXpress and Photoshop.
All Graphics should be provided as an unlocked Illustrator Encapsulated
PostScript file (EPS) at 1200 dpi. If providing raster images Tagged Image
Format File (TIFF) please output no lower than 600 dpi.
Full-color graphics files must be provided as CMYK extension files, not RGB. If
you have a file saved as RGB, convert it to a CYMK extension before submitting
it to us.
Spot colors should be designated as PMS (Pantone Matching System) coated
colors and along with the specific associated PMS number. Please do not mix
process colors and spot color in the same file, unless that is what you desire.
Files with linked images must include all the linked files and should be completely
assembled and ready for output.
Halftones should be scanned at 300 dpi (dots per inch).
If you are using an application that is not listed above, i.e., Freehand, Freelance,
InDesign, you must export your file to Adobe Illustrator format and convert all
type to outlines/paths.
Please refrain from using BMPS, JPEGS, GIFS, WMF’s, PDF’S, Microsoft
PowerPoint, Publisher, Word documents or any other low resolution images.
For all PMS color only jobs, we will provide an electronic PDF proof that will be emailed to you for approval to expedite the process and eliminate unnecessary
courier costs. Please refer to PMS book or chips for actual color match. Please
provide e-mail address and the recipient of proof.
TYPE/FONT REQUIREMENTS
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All type must be Adobe Postscript fonts, please refrain from using TrueType fonts
(TT).
All type fonts used in the art must be included when submitting art. Please be
sure to include both the printer and screen fonts if possible, but send only the
fonts required.
Do not use the "Style" Application, i.e., Bold, Italic, etc. to define font style. Use
the actual entire font description from the "Font" Menu.
If you are not able to include the actual fonts with the artwork, please remember
to convert the type to outlines/paths to eliminate type conflicts.
SENDING FILES
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Files may be sent on 3.5" floppy disks, 100 or 250 MB lomega Zip Disk, CD or
via e-mail to: lgamiel@campuscardsbylois.com
When sending multiple files via email, send Macintosh files as Stuffit files and PC
files zipped.
Keep an exact duplicate of each file sent to us in case of in-transit
damage/corruption.
Please accompany hard copy proof with electronic files to demonstrate color
break, type styles, and layout position. If files are e-mailed, send a hard copy
proof by mail to: CampusCards by Lois Gamiel, 4827 East Patrick Lane,
Phoenix, AZ 85054.
CREDIT CARD SIZE
* CR 80 (Credit Card)
2 1/8” x 3 3/8”
The following will not normally be charged extra for:
Installing fonts included with artwork.
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Final image output / proof composite(1st proofing and 1 additional proof included).
Quality control/Preflighting to meet printing requirements.
The following will be charged extra for at our normal hourly rate:
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Additional time associated with jobs containing incomplete or missing elements.
Creating proofs if not provided with aforementioned components (electronic files,
hardcopy, etc.)
Any proofs required after the second proofing would incur additional charges.
Re-proofing with a new 4 color process file after initial file has been processed
and proof sent out to the customer. If this is required, a second hardcopy color
proof will be necessary to reflect alterations.
If you have any questions regarding the aforementioned, please feel free to contact Lois Gamiel
by phone at (877) 363-CARD or via e-mail at lgamiel@campuscardsbylois.com.
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