Imprint Area



As you browse through our products, you will able to see the artwork guidelines & imprint area dimensions clearly stated within the product specifications. Imprint areas are the printable dimensions where your company logo is placed. These dimensions are rough guides only to give you an indication of how much space you are able to play with. You can discuss your possibilities with us so we can get our design department to mock up your requests.

 

Color Chart
Pantone Colors

In most cases, USB Canada works with pantone colours when it comes to the production of your custom usb drives. If you have detailed and specific branding specifications, it is especially important to advise your account manager of the exact pantone colors you use for your corporate logo.

Download the Pantone_Chart.pdf document.

The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.

More infos about Pantone colors :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantone
http://www.pantone.com

 
Artwork Requirements
Artwork Guidelines: 

 

NOTE: OUR DELIVERY SCHEDULE MAY DEPEND ON THE QUALITY OF THE ARTWORK SUBMITTED AND UPON ANY CHANGES MADE TO THE ARTWORK ONCE THE ORDER HAS BEEN WORKED ON.

Artwork can be accepted from the following programs:

  1. Adobe Illustrator – CC or lower
  2. Photoshop – All EPS, TIFF, JPEG files (layered if possible)
    They must be 600 dpi or higher at 100% of final size or larger.

Please Note: Vector Art is preferred. It provides the best quality and allows images to be resized without loss of sharpness and detail.

The main reason, is because vector images retains its clarity when scaled up or down.

Here is an example:

You can see how .jpg, .bmp or .gif files are all pixilated and distorted.

For the vector files, the computer remembers the file using vector paths, thus avoiding pixilation of the image. Vector paths are saved as mathematical equations, allowing resizing of the image without any loss of clarity.

For the majority of other file types (jpg, bmp, png, gif, etc.), the computer uses a grid of pixels or small squares that get fuzzy and distorted when enlarged.

Why certain .ai or .eps files won’t work?

Certain graphic programs allow saving any image as an EPS or AI file, but this does not make that file a true vector file that will allow printer/engraver to resize the file without loss of image clarity. If you do not have your artwork in its original format, these files will require to be recreated into a vector file by a professional graphic artist at an additional cost.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

.GIF files, Page layout files such as Quark or Pagemaker, Word processing documents such as MS Word/Power Point, Photocopies or photocopies of business cards, letterheads, fax transmissions, etc. (These formats are too low of a quality to ensure you a quality imprint.)