1. Check the Artwork is Vector
You’ll know it because a vector is made
of different shapes that you can select
(it isn’t a single image)
2. Convert all Text to Outlines
This means that the letters
are converted to shapes.
When a text is outlined, the text
or font can not be changed
3. Separate Colours in Layers
Separate colours on individual layers.
Each layer should have
only one colour on it.
If there is only 1 colour required,
Please supply this as 100% Black
4. Make Artwork 100% Scale
Ideally – create your artwork 100% scale.
Unless it exceeds the artboard size you
can output it at – in this case, scale the
artwork to 50% or 25% if needed etc.
5. Provide the Pantone Codes
Select your colour/s from a PANTONE
Color Book and provide us
with this code reference.
6. Saving Artwork
Preferably save the file as
a PDF or EPS and send it to us.
When you send us your logo or artwork for printing, we will arrange visual mock-up proof of your glass/bottle for your consideration and/or approval to proceed.
Once approved, your artwork will be separated by colour and printed onto a clear film. Each colour requires a separate film, and each film will be used to produce a framed silk-screen or stencil. The fewer colours in your design, means lower the printing cost shorter the lead times.
Preparing artwork for screen printing is different from traditional litho printing. Due to the nature of this process, we may need to manipulate, alter or re-touch your artwork slightly to ensure that we can print it to the best of our capabilities.
We may need to add some bleed/traps or thicken some fine detail, therefore if you are submitting your own artwork the preferred method would be as follows;
Supply of artwork
Illustrator (.ai) pdf /eps (Vector based)
Vector art can be re-scaled and manipulated without losing any quality.
All text/fonts used will be converted to outlines/paths/strokes.
Please convert all colours in your document to ‘spot colours’. If artwork has been produced in RGB / CYMK then we will match it to the nearest Pantone colour.
Full colour artwork
If the design contains white it will not be viewable on the screen, therefore, please indicate this clearly by including a background colour, or replace this with another colour and highlight this to us. Alternatively include a ‘raster’ visual with the artwork for viewing purposes.
Please Note: Placing ‘Raster Art’ into a vector program such as Illustrator and saving it as .ai/pdf/eps will not make it vector artwork.
When submitting Vector Files please ensure it is CS6 compatible or lower.
Please note: When sending artwork over 10MB in size, we recommend using a service such as WeTransfer.com which is FREE to send files up-to 2GB.