Art Specs

Acceptable Artwork

VECTOR ART - EPS, PDF or AI (this is line art, NOT photographic art) with fonts OUTLINED (converted to paths).

RASTER (Bitmap) ART - High resolution TIFF, JPEG or PSD (200 dpi minimum) at or above actual size. For 4-color process (RGB or CMYK) include at least 1/4“ bleed.

Unacceptable Artwork

We do NOT accept the following:
Web images or low resolution (72 dpi) images that appear jagged.
Artwork containing FONTS that are NOT outlined (converted to paths). Anything stapled, folded, clipped, taped or handwritten on samples.

Art Tips / Details
Guaranteed type size is 10 pt (at ACTUAL ART SIZE).
Outline all fonts / convert to paths.

Avoid thin lines. Minimum line thickness 1 pt at ACTUAL SIZE.
Use solid spot colors.

Do NOT forward art. Send art directly from original source.
Specify PMS colors when requesting a color match. If unsure, refer to UNCOATED PMS swatches. We will attempt to match all colors; however, exact matches are NOT guaranteed as all printing is done in CMYK.

Art Charges
$75 (V) per hour for any art creation, rebuilding or clean up. Minor typesetting (15 minutes or less) will be done at no charge. A third revision to your proof will result in an art charge of ¼ hour minimum.

Art on File
ViewArea® will keep art on file for a maximum of two years. A new set-up charge may be required for orders after two years. Repeat orders will be moved directly into production.

Software Used
Adobe® Illustrator® CC & lower - File saved as vector EPS, PDF or AI.
Adobe® Photoshop® CC & lower - File saved as 200 dpi / JPEG, TIFF, PSD or EPS. (Saved no smaller than actual art size.) Always include 1/4” bleed.

(Microsoft® Word and PowerPoint® documents are NOT ACCEPTED).

Sending Art and Orders

E-mail: for small file sizes less than 10MB. Send to: Include your PO# in the subject line of the email. Please also include a JPG file for art composition reference only, with PO.

Online File Submission: for larger file sizes you can directly upload art to our website at:

Note: You can download templates from our website to ensure your art prints exactly how you want. Lay out your art on the PDF template and send back as a flattened .EPS, .AI, or .PDF to preserve the vector art and templates integrity.