Kool Trends Art Requirements

Please refer to the guidelines below when preparing and submitting artwork for your order. Artwork is considered “ready” when it can be used for printing without the need for adjustments.  The Art Department will email a pdf proof for ALL orders, including reorders. Production cannot proceed without official approval. To avoid delays, please respond with approval, or a request for changes as soon as possible. Templates and layout instructions are available for all products.

Single color foam and fabric products, coasters and glass

Please provide vector artwork, one color (black only), with all text converted to outlines. Acceptable file formats are Adobe Illustrator (.ai) and .eps. Illustrator files with low resolution raster images placed inside, or photos saved as .ai, .eps or .pdf  are not acceptable.  If vector artwork is absolutely not available, raster images (.jpg, .tif, .png, or .gif) are accepted, providing the following conditions are met:

  • 300 DPI at full print size
  • 1-color only (i.e. no gradients)

Multicolor [PC] fabric products and coasters

It is particularly important that artwork for multicolor products and coasters is prepared according to template specifications. Whenever possible, please provide vector artwork, with all text converted to outlines. Acceptable file formats are Adobe Illustrator (.ai) and .eps. Art files submitted with low-resolution raster images placed inside, or photos saved as .ai, .eps or .pdf are unacceptable. Raster/continuous tone images/photos are accepted, providing the art conforms to the specifications of the product template, and the resolution is at least 300 DPI at full print size. Multilayered, unflattened Photoshop (.psd) files are preferred, but .jpg, .tif, .png, and .gif files are also acceptable. Adjustments made to art that has not been prepared according to the proper requirements may incur added fees or result in delays.

 

For questions concerning art, or to request a product template, please call 910-579-4446,

or email the Art Department at karen.kooltrends@gmail.com