Sun Marketing is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality promotional products. This includes printing clear,consistent images on all of your promotional merchandise. Printing quality, however, is largely dependent the quality of the graphic art with which you provide us. For the best results please follow these guidelines for submitting your artwork.
How to submit artwork for your promotional merchandise
● After you place your order with us you will receive a confirmation email stating the quantity, color, and price of the promotional items you selected.
● If everything is in order please reply to the email with a copy of your artwork in vector format (see below for more information on file types).
● Within 48 hours we will email you a proof of the item(s) you chosealong with your logo. Please look it over and let us know if any changes are needed. (Please note that making changes at this point may effect your in-hands date).
Acceptable file types for submittingpromotional product artwork
There are two basic file types for creating and storing images on your computer: vector and bitmap.
Vector images work better for the printing process. Vector programs use points, lines, shapes, and curves represented by mathematical formulas to create an image. The result is an image that is resolution independent and infinitely scalable--meaning you can make it as bigas a T-shirt or as small as a keychain without causing image distortions.
Bitmap images (also called raster images) are more problematic. They use a grid of colored dots (each represented by at least one “bit” of computer data) to create an image. The problem is that your computer may add or subtract dots in order to enlarge the image or compress it for storage. This means your artwork may look misshapen when imprinted on your promotional merchandise. NOTE: We can only accept bitmap files if the image is a) one color, b) has 300 or more dots per inch (dpi), and c) is aslarge or larger than the desired imprint size.
Preferred file formats for graphic art submissions
There are a variety of file formats for both vector and bitmap images. Here, in order of preference, is a list of commonfile extensions:
.AI - Adobe Illustrator.
.EPS - Another file extension commonly used by Adobe Illustartor
.PDS - Photoshop
.CDR - Corel Draw (All text must be converted to outline)
.FH - Macromedia Freehand (All text must be converted to outline)
Neither vector nor bitmap
.PDF - Adobe Acrobat
About images taken from the web
Most images found on the Internet cannot be used to imprint your promotional merchandise. To increase loading speed, web pages rarely use images with greater than 100 dpi. As noted above, we require a minimum of 300 dpi in order to process your artwork. If this is all you have, please contact the designer for a copy of the original artwork.