RESOLUTION // FILE EXTENSIONS // TEMPLATES
+ Files should be 600 dpi & RGB mode or grayscale (not CMYK). We will convert to this, so it's better to start off at these specs, as you'll get better results than if you scale up a smaller image instead of starting at the proper size.
Preferred Formats: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
Please use our templates provided on our site: https://www.vgkids.com/templates
This is more crucial to non-garment jobs, as garment jobs are basically confined to a printable area and don't require the bleed/crop marks set up of posters, stickers, etc.
+ Minimum line thickness is 6 pixels (at 600 dpi). This means anything less (both positive lines and negative spaces between lines; dots, etc) will drop out on press or smash together and need to be adjusted. While 6 pixels is a safe minimum - larger is always safer, especially with important information and text (this seems to be more common on business cards and small stickers). That said, we are capable of acheiving smaller details with dither and half-tone. However, we cannot guarantee that every dot below 6 pixels will show up on every print, which is why we say 6 pixels is our guarantee.
*Note that the minimum pixel width for metallic inks and glow in the dark is 8-12 pixels.*
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
+ Each color on it's own layer is preferred.
+ Each color/layer will have either a Threshold or Halftone applied to it (whichever is appropriate).
+When Halftoning a layer, make sure to save a copy of the layer pre-halftone in case it needs to be reworked. Halftone standard settings here are: 40 lpi, elliptical dot, 7.5 degree angle.
+ We have a list of Standard Inks, but we can also match and mix any PMS number. We use the Pantone Solid Coated formula guide.