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Artwork Requirements

Custom Embroidery, Screenprinting and Laser Engraving are capable of producing very high quality graphic images. A high quality product begins with high quality artwork.

Ideal File Formats for Screen Printing and Laser Engraving are:

Corel Draw (.CDR - X6 or lower- Vector artwork with fonts converted to curves)

Adobe Illustrator (.EPS - Vector artwork with fonts converted to curves)

Adobe Acrobat ( .PDF - Vector artwork with fonts converted to curves)

Ideal File Formats for Embroidery are:

.jpg (150 dpi Resolution at 100%)

Adobe Photoshop (.psd @ 150 dpi Resolution at 100%)

or

Corel Draw (.CDR - X6 or lower- Vector artwork with fonts converted to curves)

Adobe Illustrator (.EPS - Vector artwork with fonts converted to curves)

Adobe Acrobat (.PDF - Vector artwork with fonts converted to curves)

Adobe Illustrator (.AI - Version CS3 or lower - Vector artwork with fonts converted to curves)

To Upload your Artwork:
Go to our Quote page.

Upload Artwork

Feel free to call 519-886-2102 or email us at artwork@unitwin.com if you are unsure about the correct file format required for your order.
Set up Charges:

Properly labeled artwork supplied in the above mentioned formats will minimize set up charges. You will be notified by us if additional work to correct or rebuild your artwork by our own in-house art department is required in order to complete your order. The rate for artwork is $50 per hour.

Submitting Copy for Engraving

Files for engraving that contain just text can be part of an email or attachment in PDF, Word, Excel. To reduce chances of error and maintain efficiency we will not accept Fax or any hand written submissions. Ideally text should be typed and proof read before submitting to us. We will try to spot any errors, but we cannot be responsible for errors for any copy that you submit to us for engraving. Be sure to have someone proof your text: especially people's names and dates.

Reproduction Rights:

Customer warrants and represents to Uni-Twin Merchandising Inc. which operates under the names: Twin City Trophies & Recognition and Unique Embroidery & Promotions, that he/she is lawfully entitled to reproduce and copy the pictures, logos or artwork ordered and has full authority to authorize us to reproduce and copy such pictures and artwork.

Customer will indemnify and save harmless Uni-Twin Merchandising Inc against any claims, actions and damages, and for any expenses connected therewith, arising out of reproductions and copying of such pictures or artwork or any parts thereof.

Artwork, separations, dies, plates, film, and molds made by Twin City Trophies & Recognition and Unique Embroidery & Promotions shall at all times remain the sole and exclusive property of Uni-Twin Merchandising Inc for the exclusive use of the customer.

Artwork: Vector versus Raster based images

Artwork is preferred in vector based images (line drawings - .cdr, .eps) as opposed to raster based (bitmap/jpeg) images. While the shape and colour of a bitmap image appears smooth from a distance, when viewed up close you can see the tiny individual squares and dots (pixels) that make up the image. Vector drawings are made up of objects, consisting of smooth lines and continuous colours, and are resolution independent. When viewed up close or from a distance, vector drawings appear as smooth clean lines and edges. Vector images are easily scalable.

Incompatible file formats for Graphics include:

Word (.doc), Powerpoint (.ppt), Excel (.xls), .png, .bmp, .gif and .jpg (low resolution files from Websites). Do not rename original bitmap files as .eps, ai, or .cdr. as these will not work.