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Art Info & Specifications

Advertising Premium Sales has a staff artist who can assist you with navigating factory art specifications for our suppliers.  If you have questions about the product you are ordering, feel free to call us to discuss how to best represent your logo or message.

Adobe Illustrator VECTOR Files – widely accepted and generally required for all items!
You may save your art in the following formats:  .ai, .eps, .pdf.

  • Make sure all fonts are converted to outlines, however, include the font sets in your archive, so that minor changes can be made if necessary. 
  • Embed any photos or placed images.
  • Send linked files such as tiffs or jpegs in their original resolution if possible.
  • Call out any spot colors with PMS from the color pallet.
  • If you specify colors in CMYK, please send along a notation of the closest PMS color you will accept.
  • Oftentimes factory templates are available to design with – just ask!

Photoshop Files acceptable only for full color digitally printed products.
You may save your art in the following formats:  .psp, .eps, .pdf.

  • Embed any photos or placed images.
  • Send linked files such as tiffs or jpegs in their original resolution if possible.
  • Send Printer or screen fonts.

Note: Some suppliers have extended art capabilities and can accept Quark Express, Corel Draw, InDesign and other such programs.  Please call before you prepare art in these programs, to make sure the factory is capable of supporting the format you have.

Compressed Files: 
It is wise to compress files over 8 MB.  We are happy to receive Zip®files and Stuff-it® Files.

Art Transfer:

  • Our email system supports most accounts at files under 8MB.
  • Please send files larger than 8MB and under 12MB to design@apspromos.com.
  • At or above 12MB we prefer the free file transmission service:  www.wetransfer.com  It is easy to use and very reliable.
  • If you have sensitive documents, please call to arrange ftp transfer service, or save them to a portable usb drive and courier or ship to us.

The following artwork is not considered acceptable and must be converted to acceptable art before production can begin:

  • Hand Drawings 
  • Photocopies      
  • Business Cards                 
  • Letterhead         
  • Faxes   
  • Emails
  • Printed photos
  • Low Resolution images or photos copied from the internet          

Stock Printing Colors & Thread Colors
Most factories have a collection of stock colors and threads on hand.  If you require specific matches to your theme or corporate colors, please make sure we know before your order is placed.  In some cases PMS Matches or special thread colors are an additional charge.  We want you to know that in advance.