Upload Your Artwork
The fastest way to send your artwork is to email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a reference to your job. We can receive files up to 20MB via email.
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.
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.
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.
(Four colour process print) Pantone matches cannot be guaranteed with this process.
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?
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.
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.