All artwork prepared for boxes must be prepared according to these design specifications. Requirements facilitate job flow in the most efficient, cost effective and timely fashions. Any artwork submitted in a form other than the design specifications provided will be subject to additional charges.
Please include a color printout (preferred) or a black & white laser printout that reflects the most CURRENT files. This is necessary to confirm that the file is up-to-date. If submitting the file electronically, please include a separate PDF file of your artwork and a confirming FAX.
When providing black & white proofs, print using the "grayscale" option. This allows colors to print in various shades of black. It is also necessary for you to manually identify all color breaks for artwork & type by drawing a line describing each corresponding color.
Please label your disks with the following information so media ownership can be identified: The company name & name of job, a daytime phone number & contact person, and date.
Transfer Files: Macintosh or PC electronic files can be submitted via e-mail. Please send to the following address: email@example.com Files can be delivered on the following media:
Electronic transmission - Mac or PC
Zip or Jaz files or disks
CD-WR or DVD
The Electronic File Format:
Macintosh or PC electronic mechanical files must be formatted using:
Adobe Illustrator 8.x
Corel Draw (.eps file)
** If using a different program to design your box or a different media to send it to us, please call for approval to minimize additional charges.
Fonts: Include ALL Printer and Screen Fonts used in the file. DO NOT use style attributes to achieve a bold, italic or bold italic style. Some image processors and printers will ignore these style attributes and default to the original font. Use only actual fonts. (For example, use "BI Helvetica Bold Oblique" NOT "Helvetica" with the style attribute "Bold Italic" assigned to it.)
Scans and other "Placed and /or Embedded" images: All scans are required to be 300 dpi at final size for high resolution output. Scans and other "placed or embedded" images in a file MUST be provided. (i.e. supporting Photoshop images).
Artwork Cleanup / Typeset: All artwork not submitted according to the design specifications are subject to artwork charges from the artist used to cleanup the artwork submitted. This artwork charge will be billed at a cost of $60 per hour and will be the customer¹s responsibility. Customer will be notified prior to any additional art charges.
Product Template & Document Size: When creating your artwork, please create a custom document size of 4.687" x 3.25" with a .25 bleed outside the document for the template to fit in. Be sure to center the artwork on the page.
Trapping: It is not necessary to trap your own files. We will add all chokes and spreads to manipulate the file to our requirements.
Submit a "clean" file: Eliminate all unused colors from your file and delete all unused objects completely from the file. (Simply moving them out of the printing area of the page will still force the program to calculate the images.)
Type: Minimums for SANS-SERIF typefaces: 6pt for positive/overprinting type, and 8pt BOLD for reverse/knock-out type. Minimums for SERIF typefaces: 8pt for positive/overprinting type, and 10pt BOLD for reverse/knock-out type. In addition, we caution against using intricate artwork with much detail. For example, registered trademarks "®" Trademarks "TM" and similar packaging symbols, due to their tiny nature, have a tendency to close up when printed. We recommend enlarging symbols and minimizing intricate details on artwork.
Bleeds: Where specified, bleed 1/8" all the way to the bearer. (See bleed area as indicated with dotted rule below.)
1 5/8" x 2 1/4" x 1/2"
Product Template & Document Size: When creating your artwork,please create a custom document size of 4.687 x 3.25 with a .25 bleed outside the document for the template to fit in. Be sure to center the artwork on the page.
Opening: The background of the opening is white.
| Live Area (text area): Please do not place any text within 1/16" of all box edges (indicated by solid lines).|
Content Description : A description of the content must be displayed on the box. We recommend using the word "Mints".