We at Center Hill Printing Co. know that submitting art can sometimes be a confusing process, especially if you are not familiar with the ins and outs of graphic design. In the following section, we will try to simplify that process, by giving you the information that you and your graphic designer will need to provide clean, camera ready art.

If, after reading the following section, you are unsure whether your art meets our requirements, please feel free to submit your graphic files to us either by email or using our Artwork Submit button. All artwork consultations, via email, phone, or in person, are free of charge.

Vector Graphics (.ai, .eps, .svg)

  • All text should be converted to outlines.
  • All colors should be converted to Spot colors, preferably with Pantone (PMS) colors. Doing so will ensure that your art is printed correctly, with the exact colors that you desire.
  • Any Raster images linked (placed) in the document need to meet our Raster Graphics requirements.
  • Please remember that just because a file is saved in a vector file format, that does not necessarily mean that it is a true vector file. The file must be created in a vector editing program to be a vector file.

Raster Graphics (.tif, .psd, .png)

  • The resolution of image must be at least 300ppi (pixels per inch).
  • The size of the image should be at least 100% of the intended print size.
  • If possible, avoid sending art in JPEG or GIF formats. While these types of files are great for web graphics, they are digitally compressed, and as a result, are usually not of a high enough quality for printing.
  • Certain types of graphics, such as logos with multiple colors, should not be created as Raster graphics. We can recreate these types of files as Vector graphics for you.

Sorry, we cannot accept Microsoft Word, Excel, or Publisher files.

Artwork can be provided Digitally Sent, Flash/Thumbnail drive.

For ideas on different fonts we recommend checking DaFont. They have a pretty broad variety, and are FREE!