A Guide to
Artwork Submission

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Unless you're a graphic designer or graduated college with an art degree, you may not be 100% comfortable submitting artwork for your promotional products. With so much to think about, it's difficult to know where to start. But don't worry! We're here to offer valuable advice on sending us your unique design.

Here are questions to ask yourself to ensure you have the best artwork ready for submission:

Do I Have High Quality Artwork?

It may be difficult to tell if your artwork is in the right format for submission. You have several options for sending your logo artwork, with some transferring more clearly than others when on screen.

File Types

The most important part is to know your file's extension.

If your file has .jpg, .png, .pdf, .ai, or .eps at the end when it's saved, then we will accept your artwork. Although .jpg and .pdf are likely the most accessible, we prefer files saved with an .ai or .eps extension. These files will transfer more clearly onto your product and not appear blurry or pixelated.

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Not sure how to change your file type?

Don't worry! Our helpful Design Team can convert your files into a vectored format for you. Vectored art will preserve the quality of your design and keep your logo looking its best.


How to Convert Text to Outlines

Do you want to print your company name, slogan, or a funny saying on your promotional items? Try to convert your text to an outline before sending in your file. This ensures that your font will stay exactly the way that you want it.

To convert text to an outline, you need to use Adobe Illustrator. Click on "Type" and scroll down to "Create Outlines." Are you not sure what all this means? Don’t worry! Our design team will take care of this process for you!

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Logo Raster

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Logo Vector

What is Raster Vs. Vector?

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Logo Raster

Vector

Logo Vector

The last thing you want is for your logo or design to look pixelated on your promotional items. That’s what happens with raster images, which are saved with the following file extensions: .jpg, .png, .doc, or .pdf.

Vector graphics, on the other hand, have a higher resolution, which means your logo or design can be resized without any blurriness. These images have to be created in design software like Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Sketch.

You don’t have to worry about creating vector graphics if you’ve never done it before. Our design team will vectorize your logo/design for you, free of charge! Just send in your files any way you can, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Please note: We can't change the size, shape, or position of an imprint area on your products.

Imprint Specifications

How to Find Your Imprint Area

On every product details page, you will find your imprint area specified under the section "How We Add Your Logo." You will see not only where your logo will be displayed, but also the size of your logo and how it is printed. Keep in mind your customer service rep will help you with sizing your design to fit the imprint area with no additional charge!

Imprint Size

If you're looking to customize a product yourself, you can also download a template on our website. Simply click "Template" and you can virtually mock-up your logo, right on screen. This unique feature makes it easy to customize any product with your design or text.

What If I Don't Have a Logo?

You can create your very own design with our free marketing tools! Whether you want a specific color or a fun extra touch, we have everything you need without the outrageous design fees!

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Free Clipart Library

If you don't have a design, we have plenty of free services available for you to use on our website. Visit our Clipart Library, where you'll find a wide range of images, all hand-curated by our talented design team. From animals and instruments to clothing and food, we have a wide selection of unique images to choose from!

Find Your Artwork
Free Font Preview

Free Font Preview

You can easily view your font with our Free Font Preview Tool. You'll see your text displayed across a wide variety of options. This helps you narrow down the best font for your custom design!

Find Your Font
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PMS Color Picker

Looking for the shade of blue that matches your design? How about a nice magenta? Try using PMS colors to find the right shade for your design! The Pantone Matching System is the best way to find an exact match for the colors in your artwork. With our onsite PMS Color Matcher, finding a color is easier than ever before!

Match Your Logo
Thread Color

Embroidery Thread Color Picker

We also offer a color match for embroidered products. Check out our exclusive Embroidery Color Picker and find the right color for your design!

Match Your Logo
Add Your Logo

Submit Your Artwork

You have everything you need to know to submit your artwork. With these tips and tricks, adding your design or text to your promotional products is a breeze! Simply click on "Add Your Logo/Text" and you can add your artwork directly to our online form.

Blank Products

Blank Orders

Want to print a blank product instead? No problem! Contact customer service and they'll be more than happy to assist you.

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We're Always Here To Help

Whether you're a branding beginner or a promo pro, we're available to answer your questions. Don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service team if you need any help along the way, or if you just want someone to guide you through the process. We're here to make sure your experience is nothing short of spectacular.

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