Art Services

Faux Pas Prints has a full service in house art department. From logo creation, vectorization and creative development, our art department can do it all.

On new screen printed jobs, THERE IS ALWAYS an art charge. Even if a logo is supplied in the best form, we still need to create a proof, color separate and print separations on film. The cost to reproduce is cheaper when high quality art is supplied. Please see below for art guidelines.

Art Guidelines

Artwork is considered "ready" when it can be used for prepress and printing without the need for adjustments that may possibly incur added fees or result in delays. When submitting digital art files to Faux Pas Prints please refer to the below guidelines.

Art Requirements

Vector Artwork

Vector artwork files must be saved up to Adobe Illustrator® CS3 or in EPS or PDF Vector files. All text fields must be converted to curves or outlines to prevent font substitutions. Include a proof of your design with color designations to confirm that no font substitutions have occurred. All objects must have at least a 1 pt line thickness to guarantee proper print quality. If the vector file contains any placed raster images, these images must meet or exceed our requirements for resolution when rendered at 100% of the final imprint size. Also, they must be submitted with the original vector file.

Raster Artwork

We will accept raster artwork files saved in a .tiff, Encapsulated Post Script (.eps) format, or an Adobe Photoshop® Document (.psd) up to Adobe Photoshop® CS3. For our purposes, all raster elements and art files must be saved at 100% of the final print size with a resolution of at least 300 ppi (pixels per inch). 

Preferred Applications

We will accept files saved in Adobe Illustrator® up to Version 12, providing that all text is converted to curves or outlines. We will also accept files saved in Adobe Photoshop® up to Version 9 at 100% of final print size with a resolution of at least 300 ppi. Jpegs are most often useless but can be replicated for use in screen-printing at an hourly art fee.

Font Information

For vector art, text must be converted to paths, curves, or outlines. The text then becomes an object and can no longer be edited as text. Be sure to include a paper proof composite with color call-outs or a .jpg thumbnail to ensure no font substitution has taken place.

Line Thickness

All design elements should contain a line thickness of at least 1pt. Failure to assign a 1 pt line thickness to all objects may compromise the final imprint quality.

Spot Colors

Please specify color via PMS spot color designations. Due to hardware and software color calibration considerations, this will allow the best color matching possible. PMS colors will be used as a REFERENCE only, unless customer needs PMS color match. PMS color match will cost $25.00 / color for custom color matching.

E-Mail

When sending art via e-mail, send to Art Department and attach your file to an e-mail with a detailed account of who you are and what you would like us to do with the attachment(s). If your files are larger than 8MB please forward via conventional mail on CD or must use internet uploads such as Hightail.com

You can also use our Artwork Upload page.

Proofs

When creating designs for our customers, proofs are a way of assuring that we have set your type correctly and that all of the design elements are placed according to your requirements. A proof will be sent to you online or printed on paper that can be approved at our office or delivered to you. We do not start on your project until you have signed off on a proof.

When artwork has previously been created, proofs are used to ensure that the artwork we have received is the same as artwork the customer wants to be imprinted. Artwork should never be submitted without either a hard copy proof or an electronic .jpg or .pdf file.

Please call 504-834-8342 or e-mail us with any questions you may have regarding digital art.