Artwork Requirements

  • All artwork must be submitted to your BCH project manager who has worked with you on the quote or to sales@bchunique.com. Always make reference to the P.O. number assigned to your project and provide your full contact information.
  • The purchase order and a PDF file of the artwork should be sent directly to your project manager.
CAMERA READY ART

All camera ready artwork must be high resolution at minimum 300 dpi at 100% size.

There is NO CHARGE for PMS matching.

SOFTWARE

BCH uses Adobe Suite CS5 – CS6 and CC MACINTOSH-BASED systems. For all other software save files as an encapsulated postscript (.eps). Such files are generally acceptable, as long as the file has been exported as an .eps file and not merely renamed as such. Departure from our standards may result in delays to production schedule.

FILE MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Adobe Illustrator: Files should be saved as Illustrator .ai/.eps files and in the native Illustrator CS5 or earlier format. You must convert all fonts to outlines (lines and curves).

Please supply multi colour files as SPOT colour separations and indicate exact PMS colour numbers.

Convert all type to curves, paths or outlines (vector art).

PERSONALIZATION

If your project requires personalization all names must be supplied in an Excel spreadsheet per BCH specifications. Talk to your rep for more details.

UNACCEPTABLE ARTWORK

The following are not considered acceptable artwork:

  • business cards
  • low resolution/low quality photocopies
  • images from the web
UNACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS
  • Microsoft Word documents
  • Power Point presentations

Note: Microsoft Office programs are not graphic programs and are not acceptable file formats

GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE IN-HOUSE

BCH offers redrawing of artwork when it does not meet our art specifications. Turnaround time is approximately 24-48 hours for redrawing of artwork. We will inform you upon receipt of your artwork via e-mail if the art does not meet our requirements, at which time we will provide a cost estimate for us to redraw your art. Work will not start until we receive written approval for the art charges.

PDF PROOF

Once a copy of your purchase order and artwork have been received, allow 24-48 hours for us to create a final PDF proof for your review. This PDF file must be given your approval before we begin production. Although we take great care when manipulating your artwork files, you must carefully review all facets of the PDF proof, including personalization. Production time will start counting once your approval form has been signed, returned and received by us.

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