Send Us Your Artwork | Artwork Specifications

It is preferred that artwork be provided in a digital format whenever possible. Please provide composite and color separated printouts and name of program used. Most files can be emailed, or we can provide FTP information to transfer files to our servers. If you are not able to use these methods, either provide your artwork on a CD, or click here to use our quick and easy upload form. Include all fonts used. If we do not have a font or an acceptable substitute, you may be charged for the purchase of the font.

Image Resolution
All graphic images should be 300 dpi at 100% size.

Fonts
All fonts used should be supplied with artwork. If possible, convert type to outlines (Illustrator, CorelDraw, etc.)

E-mail
When e-mailing art, compress all files with PKZIP for PC or STUFFIT for MAC files. Send email with files attached to artwork@vanguardid.com

Finished Size
We offer a variety of sizes and shapes, but the basic card and key tag size is:

  • Card: 2-1/8" x 3-3/8"
  • Key Tag: 1-1/8" x 2 5/8" or 1" x 2-1/8"
  • Do not run text or critical artwork to the diecut edge.

Screens
We print using a 175-line screen value.

Reverse Lettering
All reverse art including line type must be large enough to prevent fill-in on press. Reverse type SHOULD be in a Sans Serif Font (i.e. Helvetica, Avant Garde, etc.)

Bleeds
Bleeds are acceptable. Please make sure that your artwork extends at least 1/4" past the edge of the diecut edge.

Spreads & Traps
SHOULD NOT BE PROVIDED.

Colors
Printing is in either a 4-color process (CMYK) or spot color (Pantone) format. Spot colors should be indicated using the Pantone Matching System.

Requested Changes
Requested changes to customer submitted copy will result in additional prep charges. Minimum charge will be $50.

Art To Be Scanned
Logos or art pieces to be scanned should be clean, black & white art as large as or larger than printed piece. (200% of final size preferred) A separate copy should be marked up for color breaks. Screened areas or images will not be accepted for scanning.

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