Address: 504 6th St., Rupert, Idaho 83350 Phone: 208-434-2757 Fax: 208-248-6400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MINIMUM ART FEE: $5.00
ART CONVERSION: $45.00 per hour
*this consists of us taking a not so clear jpg, tiff or bitmap file and trying to create a vector file.
Most files less then 300 dpi with lots of shading in the colors are very hard to vectorize.
FULL ART DESIGN: $75.00 per hour
*you give is an idea of what you want and we will create it from scratch
NOTE: In an effort to save you some money and reduce the time it takes to produce your order
it is best to send us files that are already in vector format usually eps. or ai files. Note you more
then likely not be able to open these files so just forward them we will view them and resave in a
format you can view for your final approval..
Mechanical artwork: the traditional standard for acceptable mechanical artwork that is "camera-ready black and white"
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) file: a file format for exchanging bitmap images (usually scans)
- Vector files store images as a set of nodes, arcs and fills described mathematically. These images can be scaled
without generating "fuzzy" or "jagged" edges. These images can be created with tools such as Illustrator and
CorelDraw (the two most commonly used in this industry.)
- Bitmap files: also known as raster images. These images are exactly what their name implies: a collection of
bits that form an image. The image consists of a matrix of individual dots (or pixels) that all have their own color.
Bitmap files gen
- Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF) files: preserve the visually rich content of original files, and are
easier to read than HTML content that appears in a Web browser. Adobe PDF files print cleanly and quickly, and
anyone can share Adobe PDF files, regardless of their platform or software application.
EPS (encapsulated postscript) file: an alternative picture file format that allows PostScript data to be stored and edited
and is easy to transfer between Macintosh, MSDOS and other systems.
Pantone Match System (PMS): The PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM is the definitive international reference for
selecting, specifying, matching and controlling ink colors. The PANTONE formula guide, a three-guide set consisting of
1,114 solid PANTONE Colors on coated, uncoated and matte stock, shows corresponding printing ink formulas for each
General Industry Terms
Embossing: impressing an image in relief to achieve a raised surface
Hot Stamp: setting a design on a relief die, which is then heated and pressed onto the printing surface
Laser or Foil Stamp: applying metallic or colored foil imprints to vinyl, leather or paper surfaces
Personalization: imprinting an item with a person's name using one of several methods such as mechanical engraving,
laser engraving, hot stamping, debossing, sublimation, or screen printing, to name a few.
Die-casting: injecting molten metal into the cavity of a carved die (a mold)
Die-striking: producing emblems and other flat promotional products by striking a blank metal sheet with a hammer that
holds the die
Etching: using a process in which an image is first covered with a protective coating that resists acid, then exposed, leaving
bare metal and protected metal. The acid attacks only the exposed metal, leaving the image etched onto the surface.
Engraving: cutting an image into metal, wood or glass by one of three methods--computerized engraving, hand tracing, or
Pantone Matching System (PMS): a book of standardized color in a fan format used to identify, match and communicate
colors in order to produce accurate color matches in printing. Each color has a coded number with instructions for mixing
inks to achieve that color.
Colorfill: screen printing an image and then debossing it onto the vinyl's surface
Embroidery: stitching a design into fabric through the use of high-speed,
computer-controlled sewing machines. Artwork must first be "digitized," which is the specialized process of converting
two-dimensional artwork into stitches or thread. A particular format of art such as a jpeg, tif, eps, or bmp, cannot be
converted into an embroidery tape. The digitizer must actually recreate the artwork using stitches. Then it programs the
sewing machine to sew a specific design, in a specific color, with a specific type of stitch. This is the process known as
Screen Printing: an image is transferred to the printed surface by ink, which is pressed through a stenciled screen and
treated with a light-sensitive emulsion. Film positives are put in contact with the screens and exposed to light, hardening the
emulsion not covered by film and leaving a soft area on the screen for the squeegee to press ink through. (Also called silk
Pad Printing: a recessed surface is covered with ink. The plate is wiped clean, leaving ink in the recessed areas. A silicone
pad is then pressed against the plate, pulling the ink out of the recesses, and pressing it directly onto the product.
4-color Process: a system where a color image is separated into 4 different color values by the use of filters and screens
(usually done digitally). The result is a color separation of 4 images, that when transferred to printing plates and printed on a
printing press with the colored inks cyan (blue), magenta (red), yellow and black, reproduces the original color image. These
four colors can be combined to create thousands of colors.
Camera-ready: artwork that is black and white and has very clean, crisp lines that make it easy to scan and suitable for
Bleeds: printers cannot print right to the edge of a paper sheet. To create that effect, the printer must use a sheet, which is
larger than the document size. Then the printer prints beyond the edge of the document size (usually 1/8"), then cuts the
paper down to the document size.
Imprint Area: the area on a product, with specific dimensions, in which the imprint is placed.
General Industry Terms
Paper proof: Impression of type or artwork on paper so the correctness and quality of the material to be printed can be checked. The least
expensive is a regular black and white faxed paper proof.
Pre-production Proof: an actual physical sample of the product itself produced and sent for approval before an order goes into production.
Drop Shipment: an order shipped to more than one location will be charged a fee for each additional destination.
Less than Minimum: the fee charged by a supplier for ordering 50% fewer items than the quantity listed in the minimum or first column. This
option is not always available on all products.
EQP (End Quantity Pricing): the price listed in the far right column of a product?s catalog listing. This best price, based on large quantities, is
often granted to a distributor who is a large customer of a particular supplier.
Production Time: the amount of time needed to produce an order ship time is not included in the production time, once the order
acknowledgment and artwork proof has been signed off with approval and faxed back to our office. Stock products with a one-color imprint
usually ship within 5-10 working days. Custom products and those with multi-color imprints require longer production time.
Overruns/Underruns: Overrun - a number of pieces that were printed in excess of the quantity specified. Underrun - the result of a production run
of fewer pieces than the amount specified. The industry standard on most products is +/-5% to 10%, with the exception being on paper and
plastic bags. They can range from +10 to +25%. Suppliers bill on the actual quantity shipped.
Set-up Charge: a fee charged to "Set Up" the imprinting equipment with a particular piece of artwork for a particular product. Sometimes the
setup charge is quoted separated and sometimes it is rolled into the per item price. Set-up charges vary by product, imprint type and supplier.
Copy Change: a fee charged for changing the imprint copy on a product either at time of the original proof approval or upon a re-order.
exact Rerun: usually there is often a reduced or waived set-up charge on exact reruns of an order.
RUSH CHARGES: This is 15% of the total invoice or $50.00 which ever is greater! (this fee is because
we have to push other important clients such as your self to the back of the line while we push your
order ahead causing us in most cases overtime in order to meet every ones deadlines.
|TRADEMARKS & COPY RIGHTS
EZ Specialties & Design L.L.C. assumes that its customers have the rights for usage on all trademarked, service
marked and or copyrighted logos and designs sent to us for reproduction. We assume no liability in any
trademark, service mark or copyright infringement disputes. The purchaser agrees to assume any liability
resulting from actions or demands brought against us or PATENT or COPYRIGHT Infringements. The designs
displayed on this website are not intended for sale nor do they imply endorsement, they have been reproduced
only as examples of the type and quality of products available. We reserve the right to use all pins in our
advertising and marketing materials unless otherwise specified in writing at the time of order.