We welcome your art files. Please review the basics of art preparation below.
Computers use “RGB” red, green and blue light for viewing colors on monitors. The colors “RGB” can not be matched in printed form. For exact color matching, come in and see our printed Pantone¨ color samples.Then select the “Pantone¨ color” from within a professional publishing program. A color shift will occur in conversions from RGB to CMYK, or PMS Pantone colors to CMYK color modes.
Always select color(s) from a printed Pantone¨ Matching System guide.
Be sure to change your “color default setting from RGB” in your desktop publishing software to one of the following:
Single Color Printing - PANTONE¨ Black (Everything is one color, black)
Spot Color(s) - PANTONE¨ Color Matching System (Refer to Pantone¨ color chart)
Full Color Printing - CMYK, PANTONE¨ Process, US sheetfed, coated/uncoated stock“Pantone black” needs to be assigned to all text, lines and artwork needing black ink. Not CMYK black, which is a software default for ink-jet printers. CMYK is a combination of four color plates that print black, in lieu of just one black plate, which is preferred.
Scan Resoulations - dpi, (dots per inch)All images need to be scanned or created as follows;
Pictures (Grayscale) - 300 dpi.
Line-Art (bit-map) - 600 dpi.
Forms (Fine Lines) - 1200 dpi.
We prefer Adobe¨ PDF files, using Pantone¨ colors, settings for commercial printing. Single color printing, we can accept most any file, colors will be converted to grays.
If your image extends to the edge of a sheet, then you should bleed or extend your image by 1/8th of an inch on each side. This area will be trimmed off after printing, so keep your text 1/4 inch from this trimmed edge.
Always crop your image to size, flatten all layers, and save as a “.Tiff/.tif” format, or highest quality setting for “Jpeg/jpg”.
Fonts - (Typestyle) Fonts need to be converted to “outlines, paths or curves”.File Formats - (Save file as) Otherwise, the font, type style and spacing within your document may change formating on other computers.
Web Graphics - Images on the internet have been reduced in size/dpi. for fast viewing on screen. Print Club is not responsible for images obtained from the web as the final result will print as fuzzy, distorted or pixilation due to low resolution customer provided artwork.
A. We can not be expected to reproduce copyright material without written permission from the copyright holder, artist, photographer or the person that created the artwork.
B. Customer to provide Print Club with release of liability and written permission to reproduce any picture, logo or artwork that they did not create themselves, ie, most images downloaded from the internet are intellectual property of the copyright and/or trademark holder and are restricted by copyright as to reproduction. Failure to obtain such permission is a violation of international copyright and trademark laws subject to specific financial and criminal penalties.
C. Customer will indemnify and hold Printer harmless from and against any claims, demands, suits, actions, costs, loss or judgments, including reasonable attorneys' fees, for libel, defamation of character, copyright or trademark infringement, invasion of right of privacy or publicity, patent infringement or invasion of any other right, by any person, firm or entity against the Printer not attributable to Printer's fault and arising out of any material delivered by the Customer or supplied on its behalf to Printer and used by Printer according to Customer's instructions.