Art Acceptance Guidelines

Preparing Your Artwork for Submission

If you have computerized artwork, the preferred file format for submission is a vector graphic file. If you do not have vector files for your graphics, we do have the technology to convert raster data into usable files. In some cases, your artwork may not be digital at all, so we have the capacity to create a digital graphic based on artwork that is scanned from paper or even described to us over the phone, by email, or in person!

Preferred Formats

Convertible Formats

Vector Graphics - Graphics based on mathematical equations for geometric points, lines, curves, or other simple shapes. Scalable by adjusting the proportion of mathematical equation.

Raster Data – Graphics based on a grid of pixels. The resolution of the graphic is determined by the number of bits per pixel in the grid.

File Types:

  • AutoCad DXF
  • AutoCad DWG
  • Adobe Illustrator (AI)
  • Corel Draw Files
  • Extended Postscript
  • PDF

Files Types:

  • JPG
  • GIF
  • TIF
  • BMP

Convert Fonts to Lines or Outlines

Many of the fonts you use within your application depend on those fonts being loaded and present on your computer. When you send us a file that references a font that we do not have on our computer, a generic font will be substituted. The result could vary greatly from what you expect! For the best possible result, remember to convert all fonts to lines/outlines before saving your graphic.

Save All External References within Your File

Many of the external references and files that you use within your application may depend on the files that are only present on your computer. To avoid missing information, be sure to include external files before saving your graphic.

Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with the preparation of your graphics files.

Submit your Graphics for Production

Submit your file on any common media (CD, DVD, Flash Drive, FTP, etc.) or send via an email attachment to info@engravers.com.

Our Process

We use AutoCad to create our artwork files. This graphics system allows us to create and process just about any artwork or CNC files for your product.

Programming for our CNC engravers and fabricators is accomplished with our specialized software packages, enabling the equipment to quickly and accurately manufacture your parts.

We are a leading California screen printing and industrial engraving company since our founding in 1963.

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