See instructions below or download PDF instructions here.
EmailArt can be sent to your CSR or Salesperson or directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please identify your CSR or salesperson.) There is a 7MB size limit on files sent to us via email.
Preferred File FormatOur Pre-Press Department is Mac-based. We primarily accept .ai and .pdf files.
- Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) preferred
- Adobe Acrobat Professional
- Set all bleeds to a minimum of .0625” on all edges.
- Convert all text to outlines. All type should be set in a vector-based program. If this is not possible, please send all fonts along with your art files.
- All text or design elements must be no closer than .0625” from the die line edge (excluding full bleeds).
- Specify label size.
- Please use proper naming conventions (ie. no special characters or symbols including slashes, commas, periods, asterisks, etc.).
- Make each file name relevant to your order (i.e., company name, brand name, purchase order, part number).
- Specify the process or PMS colors used by including color call-outs (eg. C-50, M-24, Y-29, K5 or PMS 376) and swatches within your file. Remove any colors not used from your color palette.
What to Send
- Native Files plus all linked or supporting graphic elements
- PDF or Hardcopy for Viewing
- Die lines (or intended cut lines) with your artwork plus your finished label size
- Our pre-press department may need to adjust artwork in order to meet your intended finished look for flexography. This may include adjustments to resolution, color saturation, out-of-gamut fluctuations or other technical considerations.
- Though WE will trap your artwork here, keep in mind that we need a minimum .5 pt of trap when designing your artwork.
- Minimum Screened Line Width: .5pt @ 10% tone
- Minimum Solid Line Width: .4pt
- Minimum Type Size, Positive: 4pt (Sans Serif)
- Minimum Type Size, Reversed: 6pt (Sans Serif)
File Transfer Options
Mail/DeliveryArt files can be mailed or delivered on a CD or DVD or a USB flash drive and directly to your CSR or salesperson at:
- (Name of Salesperson)
- c/o Craftsman Label
- 13101 SE 84th Ave., Suite B
- Clackamas, OR 97015