Decals are cut out of a sheet of material using vector based art. The cutting path is determined by a vector line.
Below are a few tips in designing artwork for production.
Lettering must be a minimum of 1/2″ tall and stroke lines at least 1/16″ thick. Simple and open type styles and basic graphics are recommended for this computer cut process. At least 1/8″ margin around graphics should be incorporated in overall size when requesting pricing.
Pricing is based on the total square inches (width x length) of overall final cut size of decal. All design layouts will be reviewed for pricing and suitability for this production method.
We can view and review art as .jpg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .eps, and bitmap files, but for production or design alterations we will need vector art. If you do not have vector artwork available we can create vector artwork from your art.
Conversion of artwork will have a small one time set up fee of $10.00, which will be indicated in the price quote. Once we have converted your artwork, we will keep it on file. Additional decals or size changes can then be made with no extra cost.
Questions about artwork? – email@example.com
A NOTE FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS:
If you already have, or can create vector based artwork, then you can send us the files directly.
ACCEPTED FILE TYPES:
- .EPS – Vector based artwork preferred, please convert all fonts to outlines.
- .PDF – File must contain; vector art, and postscript fonts.
- .AI – Adobe illustrator art (CS3 and older).
- .CDR – Corel Draw (versions X4 and older).
TIPS FOR PRODUCTION READY ART:
A 4 pt. stroke may give the visual effect you are looking for, but the path is what determines the cut detail of the image.
(Tip: in Illustrator try: Object > outline stroke).
Welding graphics together provides a clean path with no intersecting lines.
In all instances where a decal is produced, artwork will be checked and converted if needed for manufacturing requirements. The above are guidelines for those creating “ready to cut” production files.