The quality of your artwork determines the quality of your decals.
If your artwork is not of superior quality, we cannot guarantee the quality
of results. Applicable charges will apply depending on the artwork
provided. When a full color image is provided, full artwork charges
will apply. If camera ready artwork is supplied, film charges will
apply. If film positives are provided, and no additional adjustments
required, no further charges apply.
Camera Ready Artwork: Artwork that is ready to be reproduced
into custom printed spot decals. Verify that artwork is in its original
form and not copied, stapled or faxed. A quality laser printer output
on a clean, white background is acceptable (with clean edges, a sharp black
and white copy or drawing). A Film Charge will apply when camera
ready artwork is supplied. Multi color artwork must be pre-separated.
An Artwork Charge will apply unless camera ready artwork is supplied.
Minimum Line Thickness (Spot Colors):
Ceramic (Glass) Decals on white substrate
- .50 pt
Ceramic (Glass) Decals on dark substrate -
Glassware Decals - .75 pt
One Color Halftone (ceramic only):
A halftone is an image that contains a gradation (i.e. from dark
to light or vice versa) or small dots.
Resolution of 35 - 80 dpi, depending on color, please inquire.
Minimum of 10% dot pitch.
Multi Color Separations:
Separations are where each color of the image is "separated" onto
a separate piece of paper. Each separated color must appear in black,
and indicating the color of print.
No overlapping of colors. (Colors Knocked Out) Except on fine
Trapping is required to minimize problems for closely registered spot
Trapping will vary depending on the design. As a general rule
a 2 to 4 pixels (or .50 - 1.00pts) trap. Artwork will be adjusted
to our printing technique.
With the introdution of the computer, there are thousands of fonts
(typestyles) available. If a particular font is required, please
provide a copy or provide the name and we will do our best to match.
Film Work Provided:
Please provide film positive, emulsion up, to size.
Four Color Process:
Available only for ceramic decoration on white substrates. Please
inquire for specifications. Separations must be produced be Decal
PMS Color Match:
The nature of ceramics and glassware limits our color palette.
Firing conditions and glaze may vary.
Please indicate an approximate PMS value, and we will do our best to
• PC Format Only
• Only vector files should be saved in the below formats
• Corel Draw 11.0 (cdr), Adobe Illustrator 11.0 (extension: .ai /.eps)
and Photoshop 7.0 (extension: .tif / .psd)
• Save Foreign Fonts as Curves(outlines) or provide them.
• 4 colour process files should use Photoshop for images and above
formats for text (at least 300dpi)
Send us your artwork electronically. You can send us your artwork for
preview (jpg format is acceptable), evaluation or
attach file and fill in the required information.
Sampling of our Standard
we have hundreds of colors available. Please indicate a PMS color for
reference. Pantone colors cannot be matched, but are used as
a guide. Our colors are not Pantone based. They're
limitations to our color palette. The colors you see are not
a true representation of the printed color (reference only).