ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

The quality of your imprint depends upon the quality of artwork supplied to us!

All orders requiring artwork must be sent in as Black and White CAMERA READY vector art.

Artwork can be submitted via E-Mail, on CD or FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Laser copies of 1200 DPI resolution are also acceptable.

For four-color artwork, whether you are Mac or PC based, we are able to accept your graphic files if you meet the requirements listed. To ensure this and avoid delays or art charges please adhere to our specifications.

NOTE: OUR DELIVERY SCHEDULE MAY DEPEND ON THE QUALITY OF THE ARTWORK SUBMITTED AND UPON ANY CHANGES MADE TO THE ARTWORK ONCE THE ORDER HAS BEEN WORKED ON.

Imprint
Artwork can be accepted from the following programs:
Adobe Illustrator – CC or lower,
Photoshop – All EPS, TIFF, JPEG files (layered if possible)

They must be 600 dpi or higher at 100% of final size or larger.
Please Note vector art is preferred. It provides the best quality and allows images to be resized without loss of sharpness and detail.

If scanned images are used with artwork, they MUST be sent as a separate file scanned at 600 dpi or higher. (If not actual size, scan at a higher resolution. This will prevent loss of quality.)

Embroidery
Wilcom files preferred. DST files accepted. For digitized files, save as Tajima format with color sequencing.

ALL FONTS MUST BE CONVERTED TO OUTLINES, CURVES OR PATHS (VECTOR). IF SUPPLYING IMAGE FILES, FONTS NEED TO BE RASTERIZED.
Compression Files
Please use Stuffit or Zip. WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Gif files, Page layout files such as Quark or Pagemaker, Word processing documents such as MS Word/Power Point, Photocopies or PMT’s of photocopies, business cards, letterheads, fax transmissions, etc. (These formats are too low of a quality to ensure you a quality imprint.)
E-MAIL ART ONLY TO: artwrok@thepinmarket.com
(No correspondence will be accepted at this address!)

When sending your artwork via E-Mail it is very important that you include the following information:

In the Subject Area: PO# & Customer Service Representative (If Known).
In the Message Area: Company Name, Your Name, Phone Number
Item to be Imprinted
Name of Program Used to Create Art

PLEASE SCAN and EMAIL your purchase order to your Customer Service Representative.

The Pin Market is not responsible for any changes or requests emailed to our ART E-MAIL address.

Please Note: Artwork with tight registration, halftones, screen tints and/or bleeds must be reviewed by our Art Department for approval. Avoid very fine lines, both in type and illustrations.
DIGITAL LABELS

Colors: These items will be printed using a full color process imprint, also known as CMYK printing. Full color process printing uses a combination of four inks that reproduce a wide range of colors at the cost of only four colors. If your branding has very specific color guidelines, please provide them to us as a CMYK breakdown (ex: C10 M50 Y40 K15), or provide a Pantone value the factory can reference. However, we cannot guarantee an exact Pantone match when printing using a full color process. If you have concerns regarding the outcome of your imprint coloration, we can arrange a pre-production sample for you. Additional charges may apply, and pre-production samples may not be available for rush orders. If you would like to request a pre-production sample, please let us know and your Account Manager will contact you with further information. See below for helpful details.
4-Color Process: Colors must be CMYK. Not all RGB or LAB colors can be rendered in CMYK properly. Therefore, you can make any necessary adjustments before sending your file. Custom-named colors must be provided as process colors in the swatches palette, not spot colors. 4 color process grays, should be created from black, or they may produce undesired results in CMYK. The percentage must not be below 18%, or it may not print.
Spot Colors: All colors must be a valid Pantone+ Solid Coated name. (Ex: Pantone XXX C) If not, it will not be recognized, and will be produced from a varied CMYK breakdown that can render undesired results. (Examples of non-compliant names: Pantone XXX a description C, Sky Blue, PMS Green 347, etc.) Soft edge/Transparencies/Layer effects Soft edges/feathered edges/transparencies get the best results when produced on white substrates. When these types of effects (including layer effects such as overlay, multiply, etc.) are created in the software (Ex: Adobe Illustrator), they can have undesired results when going into production.
Gradients: Gradients created from Pantone Solid Coated colors yield undesired results. These may need to be converted to a strictly CMYK breakdown in order for the gradient to be smooth. However, the colors will be altered, and may not look like the Pantone Solid Coated colors originally desired.

CUSTOM DESIGN SERVICES

Free Artwork Prep

Help! I don’t know how to work graphics!

– Our in-house artist will help you with basic typesetting and logo needs, send us a copy of your logo and we will provide 15 mins of art prep time free of charge

– Free virtual mockup, so you know what it looks like before ordering

– Print ready vector formats (preferred): AI, EPS, PDF, or high quality raster formats: PNG, JPG, PSD

– We can also provide logo and design service for an additional fee

 

FREE PDF Proof

How do I know my logo will look good on the product?

– We provide a free PDF proof of the logo placement on the product

– When the pdf proof is approved, the order will go into production

– If the placement or logo need to be revised, we will provide 1 round of revision free of charge, additional revisions will be charged with a fee

– Pre-production samples are available on request and for an additional fee. An actual print will be produced on an actual item and you will be able to see how the final product will look before mass production

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Send us your logo or design. If you don’t have a digital file, you may submit a description of what you want your pin to look like. Type your idea into the Free Quote Form Comments section or attach a sketch. You may submit your logo or design in the following formats: ai, pdf, eps, jpg, png, tiff, psd. For the best results, a vector file is highly recommended. If that is not available, make sure you provide a high-resolution file.
After we discuss details with you by email or phone, we will translate your design into art suitable for pin production. All The Pin Market artwork is designed in the USA. You will receive a digital proof of your pin by email. If you like it, reply with your approval and we’ll begin production on your order. If you have questions or revisions, let us know and we’ll work with you until you’re happy with your pin design.
Your approved final design will be transformed into beautiful pins.
The Pin Market products are the highest quality and best priced custom available.