GENERAL INFORMATION

ARTWORK & PERSONALIZATIONS

  • We strongly recommend all artwork be computer generated to assure the best printing results. We suggest the use of high contrast, clean and defined edges, straight typefaces, and avoid type smaller than 7 pt., or detailed artwork in small imprint areas. Our Art Department supports the Mac OSX versions of the following software programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and CorelDraw. Acceptability of artwork files in PDF format is subject to review by our Art Department. Layouts

  • Layouts: We strongly recommend the artwork submitted be laid out the way it should appear when printed. If no layout or related instructions are provided, we reserve the right to use the art provided as we see fit, using our best judgment.

  • File formats: Within our line of products, different items are available in different printing methods. The requirements for each method are as follows:

    For SPOT COLOR PRINTING (Screen, Pad), SAND ETCHING or LASER ENGRAVING, we require files in Vector EPS format, with type outlined (solid colors only, no halftones or gradations).

    For 4-COLOR PROCESS DIGITAL PRINTING, we require files in TIF format, CMYK color mode, with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi, sized at 100%, flat and with extra bleed if needed (the format for Spot Printing – see above – is also accepted).

  • Personalization’s, Copy Changes and Variable Data: All copy changes and personalization info must be provided exactly as they are intended to print, in a editable text format such as: DOC (Microsoft Word), TXT (plain text) or XLS (Microsoft Excel). Complex and multi-line personalizations must be provided in a Microsoft Excel format with each line of copy split to a separate column. For example:

    LINE 1 (Name)LINE 2 (Title)LINE 3 (Sponsor)
    JohnFirst Place RunnerCharlie Burger
    CharlieFirst Place CyclistJohnny

  • Please Note: Personalization text within pixel images (JPG), scans and faxes cannot be copied and pasted and will always have to be retyped. These formats will not be accepted for personalization over 15 pieces. A data entry fee of $25.00(Z) per half hour will be applied for retyping and proofing any personalization list that is not provided in an editable format.

  • All necessary font files (OTF, TTF) must be provided with artwork that requires personalization or typesetting.


  • FTP upload instructions:

  • Large Artwork Upload - Please upload your artwork larger than 10MB here.
    (All artwork less than 10MB - Please email to art@innovation-line.com)

    Artwork guide lines:

    For SPOT COLOR PRINTING (Screen, Pad) or LASER ENGRAVING, we require files in Vector EPS format, with type outlined (solid colors only, no halftones or gradations).

    For 4-COLOR PROCESS DIGITAL PRINTING, we require files in TIF format, CMYK color mode, with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi, sized at 100%, flat and with extra bleed if needed (the format for Spot Printing – see above – is also accepted).

    Upload Instructions:

    It is preferred that your artwork is zipped or stuffed for faster upload/download. Also make sure the artwork is named after your PO# (i.e.: PO#12345.zip or PO#ABCD.sit).

    Please click the button below to proceed with the artwork upload:




  • Artwork Submission Via e-mail:

  • Send to: art@innovation-line.com. You MUST refer to your Purchase Order Number in the subject title of the message. Attach the artwork file(s) and include a contact name and phone number and layout instructions (if any) in the body of the message.


  • Art Review

  • Not sure if your art will meet our requirements for imprint? We will be happy to review your art at no charge to you. Email it to artreview@innovation-line.com. Please put item number and imprint method desired, if other than the one referenced for the item. We will review your art and respond back to you within 4-6 hours with any suggestions. However, please keep in mind we will not use this art as reference and it will not in any way substitute a proof for an order. You will have to resubmit proper artwork when placing your order.


  • Digital Media:

  • We also accept Mac OS X formatted CD- and DVD-ROMs.


  • Artwork Clean Up:

  • Only minimal clean up of artwork is available. Additional artwork charges of $25.00(Z) per half hour will be applied for any order in which art needs more than one half-hour of clean-up work.


  • Art Storage:

  • Artwork data files are saved for 24 months from original order date. On repeat orders with changes, all original set-ups will apply.


  • Typesetting:

  • $12.50(G) for every three lines. Add 2 days to production time.


  • Engraving on Metal Plate:

  • Setup Charge: $15.00(G), plus $2.50(G) for first line and $2.00(G) for additional lines. Engraving plates available in Gold or Silver. Please specify. Standard height is 5/8” and width is adjusted to fit each item base. Factory selects matching font style.