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Graphic Design Specifications for Artwork
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Graphics FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Graphics

For more detailed information on graphics submission, see our Artwork Specifications.

Can I upload my artwork electronically?
Yes. To upload a graphic file click here. When uploading artwork, you will be required to include your name, email address, order number, and phone number. Your file will be reviewed and you will be contacted if there are any questions or corruption with the file or transfer. You will need to call or e-mail us to verify that we have received your art. We do not send out confirmations of receipt.

Can I send artwork electronically?
Yes. Your graphic file can be sent by e-mail to graphics@rgipublications.com. When sending art via e-mail, please include your Order#, company contact information and project name in the subject line. Your file will be reviewed and you will be contacted if there are any questions or corruption with the file or transfer. You will need to call or e-mail us to verify that we have received your art. We do not send out confirmations of receipt.

Can I use a graphic from the internet for a product or ad layout?
Not usually. Graphics on the internet are not meant for print media. They are not of high enough quality or resolution to provide quality printing. Using internet graphics should be avoided, especially photos.

What programs should I use to prepare my files?
Photoshop, Illustrator or any graphic design program will work in designing your artwork. More important that the program is the format in which you save your file. See the information on file formats.

What file format should I use?
Use .ai when possible. Otherwise, the following formats are acceptable. All files must be converted and you should include all fonts and objects when submitting your art. All four color artwork must be in CMYK.

    • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files - versions 9.0 thru CC
    • Adobe Illustrator (.ai) files - versions CS4 thru CC
    • Adobe Photoshop (.psd) files - versions CS4 thru CC
    • Tagged Image Format (.tif) files - 300 DPI only
    • Joint Picture Expert Group (.jpg) files - 300 DPI only
    • Encapsulated Postscript (.eps) files - versions CS4 thru CC

Can I send my artwork to RGI on disk or CD?
Yes. All files must be converted to PC format on PC formatted disks or CD and include all fonts. Disks and CD’s will not be returned unless a self addressed, stamped envelope is included. RGI does not assume responsibility for improper postage or failure of the postal service to deliver.

Why are items like business cards and stationery insufficient as camera ready art work?
These are items that have already been printed, and are most times not scannable. When scanned, they pick up the dot pattern & the printing gets very muddy. Compare it to making a copy of a copy. If that is all you have for artwork go ahead & send it in. We will try it to work with it, but cannot guarantee the quality of the finished product.

 
 



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