If you are supplying electronic artwork
for your project, adhering to the following guidelines and tips
will help insure you receive the results you expect. Or, if you
need assistance with the creation or design of artwork, LGI’s
Art & Design team offers professional graphic design services.
Preparing Art for Submission
Color : Depending on printing process, art
may need to be submitted as process (CMYK) or spot colors.
Text : All text needs to be converted to outlines
to prevent character or font substitution. If you do not have this capability you must provide the fonts with your files.
Linked graphics : If any graphics are linked
rather than embedded in the file, please provide linked graphics
separately in one of the following formats: Adobe Photoshop (.psd),
Encapsulated Postscript (.eps), Bitmap (.bmp), joint photographic
experts group (.jpg), or Tag Image File Format (.tif).
Resolution : A minimum resolution of 300 dpi
is recommended, since lower formats may result in poor quality
Print ready format : Artwork should be provided
in one of the following print ready formats: Adobe Illustrator
(.ai), Adobe Portable Document File (.pdf), Corel Draw (.cdr),
Encapsulated Postscript (.eps), or Macromedia Freehand (.fh).
Bleeds : Elements that extend beyond the edge
cut (bleeds) should extend a minimum of .125” beyond the
Artwork may be submitted using one of the following methods:
Online file submission
CD or Zip Disk sent to your account or customer service representative
Email as an attachment to your account or customer service representative
(files no larger than 10Mb)
When submitting artwork, please include:
Name and version number of program used to make the file
Fonts used in the document
In addition to submitting your electronic file, please fax your
final art to the LGI Art and Design department at 503-620-3296.
The fax serves as a quality check to make sure your art file is
reproduced as intended.