Aspinline's Artwork Guidelines
Vector is a file format in which a visual graphic can be scaled endlessly without ever losing quality. Files such as JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PNG are pixel based, which means that when you zoom in and out of these files, the quality of the image is compromised.
We’ve listed our preferred artwork requirements below:
- All files should be created in Adobe Illustrator CC or lower.
- Send files as CMYK
- Flattened layers and text outlined - If you are not sure how to outline the text in your vector file, check out this handy article here.
- Please have all colours Pantone matched to our solid coated swatch palette. You can find our solid coated Pantone© palette here.
Wondering what to do if you cannot provide a vector file? We can also work with other file formats.
JPEG, 300 dpi, CMYK
GIF, 300 dpi, CMYK
PSD, 300 dpi, CMYK - with transparent background
Non-vector PDF, 300 dpi, CMYK - created in Photoshop CC or lower
TIFF, 300 dpi, CMYK - preserved transparency
It is sometimes necessary for us to charge an Artwork Creation Fee, think of this as an artwork deposit. We will only charge this fee if you supply artwork that matches the following criteria:
If you have a specific font in your design that we do not have on file, it will need to be supplied to us. You can either do this by making sure all vector text is outlined or by sending the font to us.