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Use the this form to send art files to Forte Promotions or email if under 2MB to mailto:artwork@fortepromo.com. See below for art file requirements.

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ART FILE REQUIREMENTS

Art Requirements

In order to ensure the best possible imprint of your logo and provide the most positive branding opportunity for your organization, please follow the guidelines below when submitting your artwork. Art submitted in formats other than those below may not print clearly. If you are unable to provide artwork in these formats, our art department can provide graphics services to convert you artwork to an acceptable format.

PREFERRED FORMATS:

Adobe Illustrator .EPS of .AI files, (up to and including version CS6 or CC)

Please note that JPEGs, GIFs, and BMP files (raster or bitmap images) which are placed or pasted into .EPS or .AI files are not vector graphics and will not print in a crisp, clear manner that will best represent your organization. (For more detailed information regarding vector and raster images, please scroll down)

Corel Draw (up to and including version X6) with text converted to "curves" and file exported to "Adobe Illustrator .EPS" format (versions 8.0-10.0)

Adobe PhotoShop (300 dpi + at 100% size) .PSD files. This format may not work for all products. (up to and including version CS6 or CC)

Note:

  • Preferred Raster file types: .PSD, .TIFF (note: If you are submitting raster art, layered files are preferrred, with a minimum resolution of 300dpi.)
  • Photoshop (Raster) files are not acceptable for all processes/imprint methods. Items that are lasered, engraved or sandblasted require 100% vector art. Please confirm with your sales rep which file format is best for the specific application.

ART NOT APPROPRIATE FOR PRINTING:

Low resolution .jpg or .gif files, files downloaded from the internet, or files that were created in or imported into a word processing program.

NON of the following art acceptable:

  • Microsoft Office, Excel, or Powerpoint
  • QuarkXPress or any other desktop publishing program
  • MS Paint, Painter, etc

Vector Graphics

Unlike JPEGs, GIFs, TIFFS, and BMP images, vector graphics are not made up of a grid of pixels. Instead, vector graphics are comprised of paths, which are defined by a start and end point, along with other points, curves, and angles along the way. Because vector-based images are not made up of a specific number of dots, they can be scaled to a larger size and not lose any image quality or resolution. If you blow up a raster or bitmap image (jpeg, gif, bmp, tiff), it will look blocky, or "pixilated. When you blow up a vector graphic, the edges of each object within the graphic stay smooth and clean. This makes vector graphics ideal for logos, which can be small enough to appear on a business card, but can also be scaled to fill a billboard.

**Reprinted in part from techterms.org



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