Artwork Specs

Electronic Artwork
Electronic artwork is strongly recommended for the best quality imprint. All graphic files should be submitted in a vector-based format. MAC file names must be appended with the correct file extension.

Artwork generated in the following software programs is accepted:

Preferred: Adobe® Illustrator® files saved in AI, EPS, or PDF format with all text turned to outline. Artwork created in any other program will be imported into Illustrator®. Please prepare artwork files accordingly.

Also Accepted: Acrobat® PDF (Press Quality); Adobe® Photoshop® files saved in TIFF, PSD or EPS formats, 300 dpi or higher.

General Guidelines for Digital Artwork:

  • Minimum Type Size: 7 pt.
  • Minimum Line Thickness: 5 pt.
  • Bleeds require a 1/8” margin past the die cut edge of the product.
  • RGB files must be converted to CMYK.
  • Always provide a list of fonts, font styles, and PMS colors used in artwork in case of conversion when artwork is imported.
  • Submit fonts used in artwork with digital artwork file.
  • Embed backgrounds in artwork or submit backgrounds with digital artwork file.

If artwork does not meet specifications, an Art Fee will be charged based on the amount of time needed to bring up to specifications. Prices will vary. Call for details. File may be sent on a CD or USB drive via mail or via email. Emailed artwork should be sent to: Please reference purchase order number in the subject line of email. When emailing revised artwork, please mark it as "REVISED" in subject line.

Unless specifically instructed, Makana Line reserves the right to re-arrange copy. Copy will be set in standard copy format unless specific instructions are provided with the order. If a specific type style is required, the font name must be specified on purchase order.

Art Appearance
Makana Line is not responsible for detecting errors in customer supplied art/copy. Makana Line assumes no liability for how the art or imprint "appears" on a product unless a production sample has been requested and approved.

Unless otherwise instructed, Makana Line reserves the right to rearrange copy or changed specified type styles or type sizes for best appearance and/or to meet factory printing specifications. Layout will be followed as closely as possible.