Twin Ponds Printing, L.L.C.

A R T W O R K   R E Q U I R E M E N T S


Art RequirementsFor us to be able to produce a quality product, we need a high-quality image to work with, and just grabbing any image with your logo on it may not cut it. Typically a logo taken off of a website, or scanned from letterhead, is not sharp enough or large enough to look good when imprinted on an object, particularly if we have to scale it larger or smaller so that it fits the item you want us to put it on.

If this is the case, we will have to re-create the artwork in a vector format, which may incur an artwork cost if your logo or image is particularly complex. If you're unsure, send us your artwork and we will take a look and see if we can re-create it for free, or if it will incur artwork costs.

Digital artwork may be emailed to art@twinpondsprinting.com . Please include your name, company, and contact information in the body of your email so we know who the artwork belongs to.

Physical artwork may be mailed to Twin Ponds Printing, LLC, 36A Court Square, West Plains, MO  65775

  

Screen Printed Artwork Requirements:

  • The image must be saved in one of the following vector formats; .svg, .eps, .ai, .pdf.

  • The image must be 300 DPI or higher.

  • If you have text in addition to a logo or graphic in your artwork, please convert the text to outlines, or provide us with the proper font installation files.

We can occasionally use .JPG or .TIFF artwork files for Single Color imprints, as long as the resolution is 600 DPI or higher. For reference, images found on the web and on websites are typically only 72 DPI, and as such are unsuitable.

If you're trying to figure out where you can get a vector version of your logo, and you know who made your logo graphic originally, you can often contact them to see if they have the original vector files. Most professional artists create logos in vector format, so even if you only have a .JPG or .BMP copy, they may have a high-resolution .EPS file they can send to you.

These guidelines are in place not because we can't open the files, but because non-vector file formats do not provide the resolution and sharpness we need to be able to provide you with a quality product, so "converting" or "re-saving" a non-vector file to .EPS will not really help, the image will still be of low or poor quality. It has to be properly converted into a vector image. There are several programs and websites that will allow you to "convert" a non-vector file into a vector file.

 If you have artwork with your logo on it, but have no idea if it's "vector" or ".EPS" or if we can use it, send it to us and we will let you know if there will be any charges for us to convert it to vector.

  

Direct to Garment Printed Artwork Requirements

  • The image must be saved in one of the following formats; .jpg, .png, .tiff, .pdf, .psd.

  • The image must be 200 DPI or higher (300 DPI Recommended).

  • The image must be at least 100% of the intended size (If you size it larger, it gives us the ability to resize it as needed without loss of sharpness)

  • If you have text in addition to a logo or graphic in your artwork, please convert the text to outlines, or provide us with the proper font installation files.

  • Our machine does NOT print white. Keep in mind that if you have us print on another color other than white the color of the garment will be exposed.

For reference, images found on the web and on websites are typically only 72 DPI, and as such are unsuitable. These images are also normally smaller than the desired print size which will be distorted if resized.

  

Time Frame

Many different factors play into how long it takes to have artwork ready for production. One thing to keep in mind is that we always require that YOU approve the artwork and any changes that are made to it. We will not start production on your items until you have confirmed that the artwork we are using is satisfactory to you. A second thing to keep in mind is that artwork revisions will take time as well. Each time we revise, we'll send you a new proof, and wait for your approval for that particular proof.

Another factor that will affect artwork turnaround times is the specific item you are imprinting. Not all items can be rushed. If you need your artwork made and the product put into production quickly, we will work with you to find an item that has a quicker turnaround.

     

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