Placing Your Order- Submitting Your Art
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We're not overly picky on how you submit your art. We're here to help!! Many people just say " I want (name) in this (font). and I'd like it in (color) about 18" x 6". no problem
If you'd like to get us art. Sometimes (cross your fingers) we can take what we need off of your website. Usually you can just attach a simple picture file in an email.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE NAME OF ANY FONTS USED IN YOUR ART!!!!!
If possible, have any submissions which are more complex than the example above, meet this criteria (below)
A Note from the Marketing and Art Depts.It's important to understand that simple IS better. I'm not just saying that for any ease on our end. Put your Name, or logo, or both, but we don't recommend the following: -A) clutter the head and distract from the main image or B) use a design that is detailed with photoshop effects like lightning, shadows, glows, etc. First of all, remember that you're audience will not be able to even easily distinguish an overly detailed image from off stage during a performance. That is your goal. For the sake of promotion, you want a clean image that is easy to understand even when the crowd is not making an effort to retain it. You want it to stick in their brain. All great corporations have logos like these. think Pepsi, Nike, Whatever. They are all simple, You don't care what the logo is supposed to be, because you looked, it stuck, and your done. But you won't forget it either. The same can be done through fonts. Many items have fonts that are special to them. No matter what the word, you would probably recognize the Hersheys Font, or say Metallica... you get the idea. Your Band is a Brand. You want to Sell Merch! That is your bread and butter on the road and what helps create your value to labels and distributors. Don't Forget to Keep It Simple!
Our Equipment Limitations (as far as your Art is Concerned)
Traditional Die Cut - Creating a logo is done through computer driven die cutting vinyl. Each color is it's own layer. Then they are each stacked as applied to create the final art. because of this process, we cannot cut shadows and lighting effects, nor sketchy fine lines , like veins in a 1" eyeball. (those would need to be drawn in by hand) The best art is kinda like a coloring book. Line drawing with bold defined lines. Color can be added, but fine details may need to be simplified. But remember super detail won't necessarily be seen by your audience. Feel free to email a sample, and I can clear up any questions
Full Color - These are printed and can support photos, shading, special effect, etc. Do do these, we need BIG art files. Min of 180dpi at 100% ( if you aren't sure what that means, ask us) As a general reference, a nice file size is about 8MB ish. Anything less than 2MB may print fuzzy. Please send in jpg, tiff, psd, .ai, .eps. NO gif, bitmap!
If you want a reverse decal (goes on the inside of a window instead of the outside, we can do that no problem!
IF YOU WANT ORIGINAL ART RETURNED, LET US KNOW!!
If there are multiple colors, do not color them in on your paper original, Just make clear notes of what colors you want and where. We'll do our best to accommodate color requests, but we don't stock every shade of every color all the time. We'll contact you and let you know what's up with a confirmation email. Look for it!
If you're going to email...
You can email a modest file attachment (please keep it small) We have a slow connection and big files are brutal. keep it about half the desired size. We can enlarge on this end easier. resolution should be at least 72 DPI.
If are using an adobe
program, To send a small image for us to check out, Optimize it first, by
using the "Save for Web" option in your file menu. this will
dramatically cut down the file size. (since we're working with solid colors,
you can even mess with the # of colors in that window, ie.. if it's a green
tree with a brown trunk, you only need 2 colors, not 256- if this confuses
you, don't mess with it)
WE KEEP COPIES OF THE ART ON FILE SO THAT REORDERS ARE A SNAP!