Initial stage to ensure a quality print
What is an artwork approval form?
An artwork approval form is a template showing the artwork, mocked, to size, on the mug style chosen, with print colours indicated for all positions. This artwork approval form should CAREFULLY checked to ensure accuracy for your logo, spelling, text style and colours. Once you have checked all the details carefully and everything is correct then the art sheet must be signed and return emailed to email@example.com.
Any errors found in the artwork needs to be addressed and indicated changes sent to our office by email. The art changes will be made and another artwork approval sheet will be supplied. This process continues until the artwork sheet is signed, approved and return emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Production will not begin until the final artwork signed is received to ensure quality decoration of the mug selected
Free artwork approval forms to a point?
We will guide you in regards to artwork to ensure appropriate artwork is initially supplied to the printer to ensure accurate reproduction, clarity and quality of the print to protect your brand.The first artwork approval sheet is FREE as well as the Second artwork sheet that has been modified from the first sheet supplied. Any changes after the second supplied artwork sheet will be charged at $35.00 for each subsequent approval prepared plus any additional artwork modification(s) that could be required by our graphic artist..
Decorations colours to ensure brand consistency
What is a PMS colour?
PMS stands for Pantone Matching System. It is a globally recognised standard used by all printers around the world. This means that wherever and whatever you print, the colour will always be consistent. We require that all PMS colours are indicated within the artwork to ensure accuracy. The artwork approval sheet that we provide will also have the PMS colours specifed for approval and cross checking. Online Chart Note: Computer screens do not provide accurate representations of colours due to screen resolutions and setup - to be used as a guide only.
What are CMYK colours and do we work with them?
CMYK colour system is used for printing in what is called 4 colour process or digital printing, like photographs. This form of colour representation cannot be replicated in the printing processes used for decorating mugs. Only PMS colours can be accurately matched..
What is artwork?
Artwork in a specific form is required to enable the printer to accurately reproduce onto a coffee mug. A specific type of file - see below - is required to accurately reproduce the artwork.
Can Pascall Promotions produce the artwork?
YES, Pascall Promotions has a graphic designer/artist that can assist you in creating wonderful artwork.
What type of art file should I supply?
Please provide print-ready vector artwork with all text converted to outlines in either ai, eps or pdf in CS5 or CorelDRAW X3 (or earlier versions) file format. This applies to both text (including names) and images. Must not have embedded scans or images.