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You get your own “in-house” graphics department providing for your
everyday business needs and ready for those special projects as they arise.
Whether you already have an established design that represents your business or you
need help to create a logo/brand, let us develop custom artwork and develop creative
marketing solutions that make your business stand out among your competition.
Having a logo that catches peoples’ attention and draws them into your establishment is
an important aspect of making your business successful. because we believe that unique
custom artwork does that best and because we also believe that high quality can be affordable,
Please read through these guidelines before sending files to us :
Illustrator (.ai or .eps) (CS5 or lower) is the BEST option. Please be sure all fonts are either outlined OR you provide the correct fonts. To outline your fonts, select them then in the menu bar go to [type] -> [create outlines]".
Photoshop files (.psd) are also acceptable if your design is a minimum of 200 dpi @ actual final print size. To check this, go under [IMAGE] -> [IMAGE SIZE] and look at the document size in the popup window. Note that using artwork that was originally small to start with (72 dpi) and simply increasing the dpi to 200 can result in fuzzy, blotchy, and many times unusable artwork! Also please try to keep each print color on its own layer whenever possible.
WORD is NOT a design program and M.S. PAINT is pretty iffy. If these are your only options, please let us know beforehand.
Be sure you are able to either provide, rasterize or outline all fonts used in the file. Though we have over 50,000 fonts in our collection, we, invariably, never seem to have the one you have chosen. At the very least, please provide the NAME of the font so we can try to download it. Note that if we have to pay for the download - we will add this fee to your bill. We WILL let you know beforehand if we need to do this.
Files such as .jpgs, .pngs, .tifs or even scanned ink drawings are acceptable IF they are of a reasonably good quality. If they need to be reworked by us, a fee of $50/hr may apply
If you got your image off the Internet - it's probably going to be pretty small. (tip: when "Googling" images - keep the "image size" tab on "Large or Extra Large Images" to be safe). Increase the size of your image to 300dpi at the final print size and take another look at the image to see if the colors are distinctively separate - (i.e. where one color meets another - is it crisp or kind of blurry, blotchy or jaggedy). Remember that because it may look pretty good as a small image on your screen - it may be a completely different story once we have to blow it up to t-shirt size.
Spot colors are ideal, but full color images are usually fine. 6 ink colors is our max, but we can often times seperate your artwork using fine half tones to "create" more colors. Depending on the artwork - this may not always be the best option - but we have had some pretty good luck with most every design.
Special effects, such as foil, suede ink, glitter, glow, puff, metallic inks, flock, glow-in-the-dark, etc. may be used in your design at an additional cost.
Unless otherwise arranged prior to production, all artwork and digitizing for your order remains the property of Scratch Custom Designs and will be maintained at our facility for our exclusive usage in executing your orders. Because our policy is to render artwork and digitizing services for production orders solely on a cost-recovery basis, any transfer to the client of rights to artwork or digitized materials prepared or contracted by our personnel is subject to reasonable release fees, commensurate with the creative services rendered and at a value as determined solely by us.
It will be assumed that any artwork you submit is being used in full compliance with all applicable laws regarding it's usage. You will agree to assume any liability resulting from claims against Scratch Custom Designs for service marks, infringements of trademarks, copyrights, patents and personal rights.