Flatstock

STANDARD FLATSTOCK INKS

This is our list of Standard Flatstock Inks. Any custom PMS is a fee of $15.

Note that Hex numbers are only an approximation of the PMS numbers.

FLATSTOCK ARTWORK // TEMPLATES

+ We recommend working at 600 dpi or vector for the highest quality finished print. This is most important for stickers and paper products (but wouldn't hurt for t-shirt art as well!).

+ Max screen size for posters is 24 inches wide by 36 inches tall.

+  Stickers/posters/stationery: must be in one of the VGKids templates. 12 pixels of trapping is ideal, though depending on the art, some won't allow for this much. Overprinting can be used when possible to reduce the need for tight registration and for effect.

We do not gang up prints for flatstock unless you request a custom layout. The pricing for custom layout includes multiple pieces and cuts.

+ Minimum quantities for flatstock varies depending on the item.

+ We can take the following file formats: .psd, .ai, .pdf, .tiff, .jpeg, .svg, .png

FLATSTOCK FAQ

Can you print metallic ink?

The common metallic inks we use are Gold and Silver. Due to the lower viscosity and large metallic flakes in these inks, tiny details such as small text and halftone do not up hold well. To combat this issue we use a coarse mesh screen to acheive a clean, metallic print, which requires art to be 11-12 pixels @ 600dpi, vs. the required 6 pixels @ 600dpi for non-metallic inks. This applies to both positive and negative art elements. 

Looking for a metallic color other than silver or gold? Your artwork may be eligible for a glitter layer! We are able to apply a glitter layer over any PMS color with gold, silver or clear flakes for a metallic effect. See your Customer Service Rep for pricing. 

Can I expect extras with my order?

We retain the a policy of +/- 5% on all shipments except garments. Given we often send overages complimentary, it is not a guarantee.