TECHNICAL CONDITIONS FOR PREPARATION AND SENDING OF ELECTRONIC GRAPHIC SOURCE MATERIALS
The accuracy of your source materials shall secure the problem-free processing of your order! For this reason we request that, in your own, you abide by the following conditions!
Incomplete, incorrect, or illegible art files will result in production delays and possibly poor presentation of final product. Have your artwork designed by a professional graphic designer. Unless you've arrange it with your sales representative beforehand, we require that all graphic materials are to be received in a Pirates Press template. We have templates available for almost everything we manufacture. Visit the "templates" page at https://www.piratespress.com/templates – if you are unsure which template to use, please contact your sales representative.
- ALL IMAGES MUST BE 300 D.P.I. RESOLUTION or higher.
- ALL IMAGES MUST BE CMYK and/or properly prepared PANTONE files. Do not submit pantones unless you've ordered them.
- Use ONLY PIRATES PRESS TEMPLATES. Always keep the template on its own later. NEVER FLATTER TEMPLATE to artwork.
- TEMPLATES are the actual die-cut. ADD 3mm (.125") to the die-cut lines.
- TEXT and LOGOS should not be closer thatn 3mm (.125") to the die-cut lines.
- EPS and PDF file formates EXTREMELY PREFERRED. PSD files are prone to problems are are RELUCTATLY ACCEPTED.
- QXD and INDD files are NOT ACCEPTED. NO GIF or JPEG files ever.
- ALL TEXT must be CONVERTED to OUTLINES (Illustrator, Quark, Indesign) or RASTERED / FLATTENED (Photoshop).
- ALL IMAGES must be EMBEDDED to OUTLINES (Illustrator, Quark, Indesign) or RASTERED / FLATTENED (Photoshop).
- SAVE your files as SINGLE ARCHIVES (.zip or .sit) named only with your CATALOG NUMBER and the word "ART" (ex. PPR023_ART.zip).
- ALL ART FILES should be UPLOADED from our WEB-BASED UPLOAD APPLICATION: www.piratespress.com/upload.
- YOU MUST include "MADE IN CZ" on your artwork – visit https://www.piratespress.com/czmarking for more info.
Please make sure that your order forms are filled out properly, making sure the artwork you are submitting matches your order form and the sales order (or estimate) that you have received from your sales representative. If it doesn't, make sure it gets adjusted immediately to avoid delays in production.