Artwork Information

Customer Supplied Artwork
Artwork must be solid fills and contain NO halftones or screens depending on the product (please inquire).

Digital Artwork

Customer-supplied digital art (computer disks and E-mailed files) must be accompanied by a fax, black & white, or color copy. All digital artwork files need to be sent as "vector art" with type converted to outlines or curves. See graphic for the difference between vector-based and pixel-based art. AdVantage Industries can manage both Macintosh and PC files from most popular vector-based graphic software packages including Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw. Adobe Indesign files are acceptable, but some modifications may be required. Advantage Industries prefers Adobe Illustrator for vector files.

  • Adobe Illustrator CS6 (or less)
  • CorelDraw 11 (or less)
  • Adobe InDesign CS6 (or less)

Non-Digital Artwork
All orders for new designs or revisions must be accompanied by crisp, clean, B/W or camera ready artwork, color separated, and at 200% of the imprint size, or to a maximum size of 8" by 10". If artwork is to be returned after use, please specify this on your purchase order. Please indicate where the artwork is to be returned and by what shipping method. The customer shall hold AdVantage Industries harmless from any and all loss, costs, expense and damages to submitted artwork.

Product Proofs
AdVantage recommends a pre-production spec sample(s) for orders of $1,500 or more. Should you decline this service due to time limitations, you will be required to sign a waiver of release accepting all responsibility for any errors that may result. Spec samples will be billed at the per unit cost of your order plus any freight charges and set ups.

Design Responsibility
Buyer shall indemnify and hold seller harmless from all liabilities, losses, damages, suits, demands, and expenses arising in connection with the use of any picture, plate, advertising copy, specifications, or material furnished to seller by buyer, including but not limited to any claim of infringement of patent, trademark, copyright or other property right, or invasion of privacy. All designs are subject to production acceptance and can be refused due to the nature of content or if deemed in bad taste.

Plate Charges
Plates are made to our specifications and are required for all orders, per item, per design. Set-up charges are a one-time charge covering final artwork, film work, and printing plates. Any changes to an existing design would require a new set-up charge. Set-up charges are noted below the pricing grid on most products on this site. Plates are kept on file for a period of two (2) years.

Fonts
To give your message a dramatic effect or for straight line copy choose from available type styles: (the Adobe Font library & Corel Draw library are both available.)

Click here to view our recommended font chart.

Colors
Your requested PMS color will be printed using our closest standard ink color(s). AdVantage Line cannot produce exact PMS color matches. We recommend spec samples be done when matched colors are critical. PMS colors below are available at no cost. Additional PMS colors and matches are available at an additional cost. Contact customer service for details.

Click here to view PMS color chart. There are color calibration variances in different monitors, color swatches are only approximate values.

Imprinting
The majority of our products are decorated with a method called Pad Printing. With this type of printing, art work is photo-etched onto a metal plate which is covered with ink. When the plate is wiped clean, ink remains in the recessed areas. A silicone pad then presses against the plate, pulls the ink out of the recesses, and presses it directly onto the product. The flexible silicone pad allows us to decorate both regular and irregular surfaces.

Decoration on our products is available in a variety of colors. Because we use coated epoxy inks, PMS matches are not available. The following colors are available with their close PMS equivalents:

Bordeaux Red (PMS 195)
Carmine Red (PMS 193)
Bright Red (PMS 186)
Light Red (PMS 032)
Microsoft Red (PMS 172)
Orange (PMS 021)
Dark Yellow (PMS 1235)
Microsoft Yellow (PMS 123)
Medium Yellow (PMS 109)
Citron Yellow (PMS 102)
Olive Green (PMS 383)
Moss Green (PMS 5555)
Microsoft Green (PMS 360)
Bright Green (PMS 368)
Light Green (PMS 355)
Brilliant Green (PMS Green)
Fir Green (PMS 342)
Forest Green (PMS 560)
Dark Teal (PMS 5405)
Teal (PMS 321)
Light Teal (PMS 327)
Turquoise (PMS 3125)
Steel Blue (PMS 542)
Microsoft Blue (PMS 279)
Sky Blue (PMS 299)
Light Blue (PMS 300)
Medium Blue (PMS 2728)
Standard Blue (PMS 286)
Reflex Blue (Pantone Reflex)
Dark Blue (PMS 294)
Navy (PMS 282)
Dark Violet (PMS 2685)
Violet (PMS Violet)
Lavender (PMS 265)
Pale Purple (PMS 5295)
Purple (Pantone Purple)
Pink (PMS 225)
Light Pink (PMS 507)
Pale Brown (PMS 437)
Tan (PMS 466)
Light Brown (PMS 4705)
Dark Brown (PMS 469)
Dark Grey (PMS 424)
Light Grey (PMS 421)
Copper (PMS 876)
Light Metallic Gold (PMS 8383)
Dark Metallic Gold (PMS 871)
Metallic Silver (PMS 877)
White (White)
Black (100% Black)