To better serve you better, we
do use both Mac and PC's, but our main and graphic platform of choice is
Apple Macintosh (the industry standard). The primary software
program used is
Adobe Illustrator (also the industry standard)
to the vector file format's advantages in screening images onto balls and
t shirts. BUT, we are able to use files in many formats anywhere from sketches
to faxes to bitmapped images.
Please export the files down to Adobe
fonts turned into outlines.
Make sure the file or your email specifies
all the spot colors to be used (avoid screens- all solids or spot colors)
If fonts are to be used in any redesign
by our creative staff, please specify the font names used
OR sent a second file with live
fonts (not turned into outlines)
Please use stuffit (mac) or zip compression
(pc) to protect the files in transit.
Send it in direct to:
If you are sending artwork, we
prefer if available vector type files. These are files that have been created
in programs such as CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand.
This will insure the integrity of your logo through the process. Plus in
some cases gives our designers more freedom to design you something special.
A final advantage is that the files tell our designers valuable information
such as the colors originally called out for the job by the original designer.
If you are an Adobe Illustrator
user, please save your files as Illustrator files. Also convert all
text to OUTLINES. This can be done simply by selecting the text and
choosing the "Create Outlines" selection under the "Type" menu. It is very
important that you do this, as we may not have your fonts on any of our
computers. Also, have the designer spec the colors used on the logo with
color names called out.
As with Illustrator files, just
be sure to turn all fonts into outlines. This avoids having to send fonts,
match text, and spelling errors. Export the Freehand document so it can
be read in Illustrator. Also, have the designer spec the colors used on
the logo with color names called out.
If you send us CorelDraw .cdr files,
please convert all text files to curves and export as an ai file prior
to sending to us. This can be done by doing the following: Once you have
completed your layout, select all text items and choose "BREAK APART" from
the Arrange menu. Select all the text again and choose "CONVERT TO CURVES."
To send us .ai files that have been created as .cdr files in CorelDraw,
follow the "Break Apart" and "Convert to Curves" procedure as outlined
above and then use the "EXPORT" command to save your file in .ai format.
Also, have the designer spec the colors used on the logo with color names
If you are sending us bitmapped
images (photographs or digital art files that contain photo-like images)
we usually get very good results with tif, psd (Adobe Photoshop), or jpeg
files. You can also send us bmp and gif files, but the resolution is usually
better on the latter. Please send the biggest image you can find at the
highest resolution. If you are scanning images to send to us, scan at 150
to 200 dpi, this will produce excellent results.
We also can use files composed
in Adobe Photoshop.
We also can use files created in
Adobe Acrobat as in pdf files (Portable Document Format).
FAX / DRAWINGS
We also accept simple artwork by
fax and can often make it useable through computer recreation/touch-up
methods. We can also accommodate those individuals supplying hand drawn
artwork, through scanning, photocopying, and traditional paste-up methods.
Remember, if you have any questions regarding artwork, please contact us
and we'll be happy to help you.
We can except logos created in
Word, but we need a Screen Shot (Print Screen) of the logo. This will allow
us to see what the logo looked like on your monitor, as Word does not have
the ability to outlines the text.
Of course, we can accept artwork
files from any of these programs. These files would have to be redrawn
in a vector type software to be used on the product. Here are the type
of files that we can accept:
|Postscript Interpreted (.eps)
||Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
|Adobe Placed PDF Page
Document Format (.pdf)
|JPEG Bitmaps (.jpeg)
||Windows Bitmap (.bmp)
|TIFF Bitmap (.tif)
|Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
||Corel WordPerfect 4/5/6/7/8
|MacPaint Bitmap (.mac)
||MS Word files (.doc)
|Macintosh PICT (.pct)
||Compuserve Bitmap (.gif)
|Microsoft Publisher (.pub)
||Along with others...
The following is a list of
our most popular ink colors and the approximated Pantone color.
This color list is provided for your convenience and should not
be used for exact matching due to differences in printing ink
systems and web / monitor reproduction. All colors are available,
if you would like to use a color not listed below please contact
us for availability. .