Here at Labels Plus, we take great care to ensure you receive the best quality product. To facilitate this, we ask that you consider the following when supplying artwork (graphic/logos) for your project.
There are two main ways computers display an image... bitmaps and vectors. Photos are bitmaps (made up of dots), but most corporate logos are designed and saved as vector files (so they can be resized without losing any detail).
To enable us to edit your graphic for any potential layout, maximise quality and allow colour matching, please supply vector format graphics including your cutline. Vectors are usually preserved within AI, EPS, CDR or PDF file formats. Your designer will be able to supply a vector format logo if you are unsure.
Note: JPG, BMP, PNG and GIF are all foms of bitmap and not vector. In many cases we can use a bitmap, however please be aware that there may be limitations and additional charges. If supplying a bitmap, ensure that it is around 300 dpi or greater, otherwise you may see ‘pixelation’. (Try zooming into your graphic and see if it deteriorates badly).
We print with a CMYK ink system, so please generate or convert your artwork to CMYK. If required we are able to match to specific colours within the Pantone Colour Library, however relevant PMS codes must be placed within the file or specified via email/phone. We will match that PMS on solid, flat areas of colour on logos etc, however some limitations apply to blended areas (please ask if unsure).
Due to the nature of the engraving process, we generally only engrave black and white files, however some exceptions can be made to simulate greys and halftones depending on the target material (please enquire). The finished colour of the engraving will depend on the material being engraved and the engraving process employed.
Outline all fonts (except where edits are required) and embed where possible. We have a large font library, however if you require a commercial font, please supply us with the appropriate font file.
Due to variations in manufacturing techniques and products, we prefer the standard bleed and margin of at least 2mm. Bleed is the area outside of a cutline, margin is the area just inside the cutline. Avoid placing any important information in the margin.