Artwork Best Practices
At Yerecic Label we love continuous improvement to increase our efficiency so naturally we want to share that knowledge with you! Here are some artwork guidelines provided by our Pre-Press Manager. Following these suggestions will ensure that your label proofing process is as efficient as possible.
Acceptable File Formats
Acceptable file formats include Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC and InDesign CC. It’s best to include high quality, editable Adobe Illustrator files, packaged with all imported graphics and fonts. Don’t worry if there’s any issues, all files will be preflighted by an in-house graphic designer.
Please note that Illustrator special effects such as glows, transparencies, or drop shadows are not recommended. These effects have unpredictable results when printing and should be created in Photoshop when possible.
In terms of resolution it’s best that all raster files sent at 300 ppi at 100%.
RGB to CMYK Conversion
For printing purposes, all RGB colors should be converted to CMYK. Please be aware that this can make colors less vibrant and subtle details less apparent, as you can see below. As we like to say, CMYK all the way!
It’s best that files are sent without overprint set.
All UPC codes are recreated in our own bar code software. Yerecic Labels minimum bar code reduction is 75%, we do not recommend reducing bar codes lower than this.
Yerecic Label does have an FTP site available for file uploads. For files larger than 5MB, please contact us for further direction.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out!
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