Upload Your Artwork

The fastest way to send your artwork is to email it to artwork@activeprint.co.nz and include a reference to your job. We can receive files up to 20MB via email.
To send us larger files you can upload your artwork to our file drop


Artwork Requirements

Having good artwork ensures your logo comes out the best possible.

Artwork requirements vary depending on the product being printed. Active Print uses an artwork code system to specify our preferred artwork requirements.

Artwork Code 1S

(Spot colour) We prefer electronic artwork wherever possible as a vector line art editable file.
Acceptable file formats
:

EPS Encapsulated Postscript file

CDR Corel Draw file format – this is our base preferred software application – Version 13

FH Freehand files – please ensure version is no later than 9.0

AI Adobe Illustrator file format – please ensure version is no later than CS2

PDF Portable Document File

All of the above file formats need text converted to curves/paths/outlines.

 


TIF Tiff files are not editable. There may be art charges for conversion of these file formats.

JPEG, BMP, GIF The resolution of these is often too low to use successfully. These are mainly used on websites.

Web based art is too low in resolution to use successfully.

DOC Word Documents are not suitable. There may be art charges for conversion of these file formats.

Please specify your logo colours using the industry PMS (Pantone Matching System) colours or choose from our PMS chart.


Artwork Code 4C

(Four colour process print) Pantone matches cannot be guaranteed with this process.
We prefer artwork of highest resolution possible -at least 300dpi at actual size.
Please supply files in CMYK colour with at least 2mm bleed and trim marks.
Acceptable file formats:
PDF
EPS
TIF
JPG

Artwork Code 1E

(Embroidery) Almost any file can be used for this process but a good clear logo is preferred and it is great if you are able to provide the digitised embroidery file. If you are unable to provide PMS colours to colour match to you may be able to provide thread colours we can work with.

Don't have the right formats?

Do you have an artwork or signage person we could speak to that may have your logo on file?

Or just send the best quality logo you have and see what we can do!


How do I make sure my logo colours are right?

Please specify your logo colours using the industry PMS (Pantone Matching System) colours or choose from our PMS chart.

 

If your logo is to be embroidered, we will colour match a thread which most closely matches your PMS colour.

Due to the nature of ceramic colours, we cannot guarantee an exact or identical match when printing onto kiln fired ceramics.
The colour of the Product can affect the colour of the imprint.

Sometimes when printing light colours on dark coloured products we are required to print white first to make the print stand out. If you have any questions ask our team for advice.