Art Questions

 

About Our Art Studio

Phase 3 MC Promos art team is here to help.

Phase 3 MC Promos offers professional quality design and storage services at ultra-competitive rates to assist you with all of your artwork needs. Whether you need a new logo for your company or help converting a jpeg to a vector file, Phase 3 MC Promos has you covered.

Fees starting at $150.00


How to Send your Artwork

Digital Files

Please email all files to promos@phase3mc.com prior or during the ordering process.


Accepted File Types

Preferred Vector File Types:

AI or EPS (Adobe Illustrator)

• Convert text to outlines, embed any linked images and save as version 7 or higher

PDF (Adobe Acrobat)

• Embed the fonts used or export as generic .eps

Note: Changing the file name to a vector file extension will not change the file type.


 Full Color Artwork

Resolution

Your file must be at least 300dpi or vector art. If your image is below 300dpi, please do not simply increase the resolution. This will result in a very blurry, pixelated image. Ideal full color artwork will be 300dpi or higher at the size it will be printed.

Web Images

When images are taken from a website, they are typically 72dpi. This resolution is not high enough for printing purposes. You may also run into copyright restrictions when using web images and therefore we do not recommend using these in your artwork. The only exception would be if the image was purchased from a stock photo website at a large resolution.

Bleed

The bleed area runs along the edges of your document. You will want to extend any background image or color all the way to the edge, and slightly past it, to prevent any white borders from showing.


Imprint Types

Below are common decorating methods.


How to Convert Text to Outlines

If working in Illustrator or other graphic programs, you will want to convert your text to outlines prior to sending the file. This ensures that your font does not get substituted and we will be able to keep your artwork exactly as you submit it.

To do this, you will want to go up to the menu at the top of the Illustrator program. Click on “Type” and go down to “Create Outlines”. You may also select the artwork and press Ctrl + Shift + O. Save and send us the file.

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Raster vs Vector

Vector  Vector files use coordinates to create shapes with points and lines. This file type maintains high image quality at any size.

Vector

Vector files use coordinates to create shapes with points and lines.
This file type maintains high image quality at any size.

 
Raster  Raster files are made up of pixels and are commonly called bitmaps.

Raster

Raster files are made up of pixels and are commonly called bitmaps.