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How should I prepare my art files for Pad Printing?
How should I prepare my art files for Pad Printing?
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Written by Amplifier
Updated over a week ago

General Recommendations

  • We recommend using a vector-based program to design your pad printing art, as the resulting files are resolution independent and can be resized without pixelating.

  • Adobe Illustrator is the most widely used design program, and preparing your art in the .ai format is recommended.

  • Macromedia Freehand and Flash are alternative programs that can be used, both of which can export files in .ai format.

  • Both .eps or .pdf are also acceptable vector formats, so long as the files are free of compression.

Art guidelines

  • Submit .ai files, or an un-rasterized Vector format like .eps or .pdf.

  • 50 MB file size maximum.

  • Be sure to convert all text to outlines.

  • We will print the art as sized in the file unless directed explicitly to do otherwise in your related design.

  • Amplifier will create the color separations.

  • We use Pantone Solid Coated to match colors.

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