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General Information 802 bicgraphic.com CAD $ Vector Raster ABC Company Futura Bold, 11 pt., upper/lower case 1234 Abbey Rd., Our Town, FL Futura Reg, 8 pt., upper/lower case (000) 123-1234 Futura Bold, 8 pt. ABC Company 1234 Abbey Rd., Our Town, FL (000) 123-1234 Production-Ready Order Standard Production Times Standard production times vary by product and are available on all catalog quantity orders. See product pages for information. Seasonal fluctuations and size of order may affect production times. Production time begins the day after receipt of the complete order or after final proof approval. See Production-Ready Art section for requirements. BIC Graphic offers FREE 24-Hour Service on many items. Please see page 840 of this catalog for complete details. Production-Ready Artwork We accept high-quality laser prints, or digital art on flash drive or by e-mail. For fastest service and best imprint quality, we recommend providing artwork via e-mail. Artwork should not need any additional touch-up, design, color separation or rearranging for use. Halftones, screens and shades of gray are not available on screen-printed and heat transfer imprints. The use of licensed artwork requires proof of license or a written release from owner/licensor. Artwork when submitted is assumed to be in full compliance with laws governing copyrights, trademarks, etc. We are not responsible for typographical errors incorporated in submitted artwork. Factory reserves the right to make slight alterations in copy and logos to adapt to imprinting processes. Please Note: BIC Graphic reserves the right not to print any logo or message that is deemed inappropriate. QR Codes: BIC Graphic is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or usefulness of QR code operations or content. A pre-production proof is recommended to test the functionality of the code. Social Media Logos: BIC Graphic reserves the right to alter social media logos in your artwork to ensure compliance with the owner’s brand guidelines. Where permission is required to print social media logos on promotional products, proof of license or permission from the owner is required. Electronic Artwork Artwork will be accepted digitally from the following programs: ••Adobe Illustrator® CS6 (PC or Mac)—with preferred format saved as PDF ••Photoshop® bitmap images (B&W) should to be at least 1200 DPI to size for product being ordered. Color images should be in CMYK color space at least 300 DPI to size for product being ordered. ••InDesign®—include all linked files needed for output. Also include a PDF file saved for press quality output. ••CorelDraw® 13—save output as an .ai file with Convert Type to Curves selected. Also include a file output as a PDF for reference. ••For personalization (select items), submit list of names with the following file extensions: Excel®: .xls or Comma Delimited Text: .csv ••Submit a copy of the art layout with the order. Note: there is a 1/16" variance on all BIC® Sticky Note® items when cutting the final product. ••Fonts should be outlined ••E-mail Artwork: Artwork should be submitted within 24 hours of sending the order. Please include ONLY the purchase order number in the subject line of the e-mail. Multiple files should be compressed in either .zip or .sit format. File size limitation, when sent via e-mail, is 10MB. Artwork can also be transferred directly to us via our website. Vector Art We recommend using vector art because it produces the highest quality artwork. It is “resolution-independent,” which means it can be enlarged without affecting the quality of your imprint. Please be sure to outline all fonts when submitting vector artwork to avoid the fonts defaulting. Transparencies To avoid a color shift, please flatten all transparencies or submit artwork in the exact CMYK breakdown desired. We recommend 10% opacity for phantoms for ease of writing. Raster Art (Placed/Continuous Tone Images) Raster Art is “resolution-dependent.” When you change the size of an imprint, you change the quality. This means that the resolution (DPI) of your file is critical. Files must be at least 300 DPI at 100% of final size. Grayscale images and bitmaps must be 1200 DPI. Do not submit files with linked images. Please embed all graphics. Raster Artwork will be accepted in Photoshop® format (black-and-white .tiff, .pict, .jpeg files scanned or created at 1200 DPI high resolution and at approximately the actual size of the imprint area). Vector images can be scaled infinitely without loss of clarity or degradation of image quality. Raster images are based on pixels, so they scale with a loss of clarity. Hard-Copy Artwork If electronic art is not available, please provide sharp, high-contrast, color- separated or black-and-white artwork. Artwork will be returned upon request or it will be discarded. Minimum Line Weights & Type Sizes Please refer to the minimum line weight and type size information on the General Information page for each product line. To incorporate the Pixaction option, a full-color imprint with crisp, high-contrast artwork/imagery needs to be utilized in the imprint area. A video must also be supplied along with the imprint artwork. Charge $196.50(g), add 3 days to standard production time, 24-hour service not available. Typesetting We can add text to your imprint at no additional charge. Choose from our stock typestyles shown on next page and send a TYPEWRITTEN version of the text, specifying typeface, point size and case (see example to the right). When typestyles are not specified, our typesetters will set your copy for the best effect. Your copy must be at least the minimum point size required for each product. Script fonts are only legible when set in upper/ lower case. Due to variances in product surfaces, some logos and geometric shapes may distort when printing on curved products. Order Information


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