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Art department accepts electronic artwork:
Lasering or Sand-etching art requirements
artwork only (BITMAP files, METAFILES, or PAGE LAYOUT files will not reproduce with quality)
Properly made PDF files from VECTOR files are acceptable.
Send artwork files with all elements in Black & White (without grayscales).
Line thicknesses should be at least 1.5 points * Provide a hard copy printout of layouts, a faxed version is acceptable.
Silkscreened and Photometal art requirements
Supply artwork in vector format and in solid black and white.
Supply artwork in vector format any art being screened in CMYK color.
Supply in rasterized CMYK color format (TIFF, GIF or JPEG with a resolution of 300 d.p.i. or greater and at 100%), any photo art being screened in four-color process.
Supply all photo images at approximately the size they are to be produced (grayscale traster format such as TIFF, GIF or JPEG with a resolution of 300 d.p.i. or greater).
Guide for Type sizes in etching
San Serif fonts (ex. Helvetica) = 12 pt or larger
Script fonts (ex. Shelley) = 15 to 18 pt or larger
Serif fonts (ex. Times) = 14 pt or larger.
Please refrain from using Open Face fonts (ex. Caslon Open Face) the lines are not thick enough and will not etch with quality.
Note - Visions will not be responsible for the quality in etching for text pointsizes smaller than specified above.
Paperproof will be provided with each order.
We will provide a proof of the desired imprint on a template of the item ordered so you can approve the size positioning and spelling.
Written approval not returned via fax within 24 hours may delay your ship date.
When multiple proofs are required due to customer revisions, an $18.75(G) fee will be applied per proof.