Programs and Formats
Vector Art Is Preferred
Vector images can be resized without any loss of quality. Please note that placing or importing photographs, bitmap, or raster images into a drawing program does not convert them into vector artwork. If a placed/imported Photoshop-type image (PSD, TIFF, JPEG, or EPS) is necessary, the original raster image file should be included and pre-approved by BAG MAKERS.
Programs We Accept
Adobe Illustrator—Our Preferred Vector Art Program. Save as native Illustrator .ai file, or Illustrator Default PDF with the “Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities” box check-marked. Please convert all fonts to outlines/paths/curves.
Corel Draw—Version X6 and lower Export as an Illustrator .ai file choosing the highest Illustrator version available from your menu, or save as a Corel .cdr file or Adobe PDF. Please convert all fonts to outlines/paths/curves.
Unacceptable Programs and Formats
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, any Office programs from other vendors, website images, faxes, copies of faxes, photocopies, film negatives or positives, slides, low resolution (less than 600 ppi) laser printed artwork, letterhead, business cards, napkins, actual imprinted or embroidered products.
Fonts and Line Rules
10 point fonts. Thin serif font styles are not recommended. Please convert all fonts to outlines/paths/curves.
1 point lines.
If we do not have the exact font you used, the text in your art will default to a less attractive font changing the look of your design. Converting your fonts to outlines, paths, or curves eliminates this hazard by changing your fonts into vector shapes. This ensures that your artwork will print exactly how you expect it to look.