What file types do you accept?
Vector Drawing Programs
Raster Image Editing;
Can you reproduce my exact corporate colours?
If a specific colour match is required, please provide a Pantone Matching System (PMS) code or the matching CMYK colours. To match raw material colours, please provide the specific 3M stock number.
How can I send my artwork?
How big does my file need to be?
Raster images (jpeg, gif, bmp, tif) should be a minimum 100 dpi when the image is full size.
How do I request a specific font?
If your artwork requires a specific font, please send the entire font suitcase along with your artwork. In most cases, a postscript font is preferred.
What is the difference between a vector and a raster image?
The difference between vector and raster graphics is that raster graphics are composed of pixels (dots), while vector graphics are made from paths or curves. Raster graphics like a gif or jpeg, are composed of pixels(dots) of various colors which form the image. A vector graphic like an .eps file or Adobe Illustrator (ai) file, is composed of paths, or lines, that are either straight or curved and filled with colour. Because vector graphics are not made of pixels, the images can be increased to any size without losing quality.
When you increase the size of a Raster graphic, the size of the pixels or dots increases and the image can become “blocky” or jagged. Logos and other important designs are typically created in vector format so the quality will look the same on a business card as it will on a billboard.
For more information, or to send art files, please feel free to contact us at:
email@example.com – Production art
firstname.lastname@example.org – Digitally printed art