Adobe Illustrator CS4 and Corel Draw X4.
We prefer file formats are vector based and are listed below: .EPS, .AI, .CDR or PDF.
This is the preferred format for printing graphic overlays. A Vector image is a graphic that has been created in a drawing program (such as Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand or CorelDraw.). It uses paths to create polygons or lines and stores information mathematically. Vector art is resolution independent, which means that whether you enlarge or shrink the image, the output quality will be as high as you need it to be.
Text and Fonts
Use vector text where possible to ensure the best quality print.
Please outline (convert to curves) all used fonts before sending us your artwork.
Special inks, Gold, Silver, Glow in The Dark, Fluorescent Ink
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black).
Pantone colors should be specified.
The very edges of the document are called the bleed area. Parts of the artwork that are intended to print up to the trimmed edge of the stickers should be extended 2mm beyond the ‘cut line’ to give a ‘bleed’ (which allows for tolerance in the production process).
To prevent an unwanted white border from showing at the edge of your stickers, be sure to extend any background colours or design elements all the way beyond the trimmed edge (marked in red on the diagram) 1.5mm to the edge marked with a grey border on diagram.
If your artwork is suitable, we will email you a final proof for you to approve before we send your job to the press.
Customer must approve artwork prior to printing.
Customer-requested changes to sticker designs, whether the design was prepared by the customer or Graphic Overlays China, which are made after final approval and after sticker printing and/or application will be subject to additional sticker production charges.
Trademark Logos or Images
Please note that we cannot print any registered trademarks without written permission from the trademark owner.
If you have any questions about your graphic overlays artwork, please contact us.