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Production Ready Artwork
Production ready artwork is artwork that can be utilized in production systems.  Vendor specific adjustments that do not require approval may be made to the production ready artwork based on the final printing method or machine utilized.
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Special thanks to Thomas Faernstrom, Apollo Promotional Products, asi/36537; Jay Busselle/Craig Mertens, Digital Art Solutions (Booth#1022); Larry Triplett, Hat Flags, asi/60220; Andy Shuman, Rockland Embroidery, Inc., asi/734150 (Booth #1920 )and Brandon Fixsen, Tradenet, asi/91760, for generously donating products for distribution at the Philadelphia ASI Show PRA Booth #1125.  We appreciate your support!

Already committed to supporting Production Ready Artwork Standards includes the following companies
and many more:
Norco
Custom HBC Corporation
Diversified Novelties
Volume Specialties
Sanford B2B
Dixon Fila
Allredy Canopies
The Chest
Wendell's
Hurricane Line
ACE
Apollo
Click here to read the PRA Committee Meeting Notes

Acceptable Formats for Electronic Art

Vector Art:
  1. PDF (preferred format)
  2. EPS
  3. Adobe Illustrator – AI
    Version 10, or higher
  4. CorelDRAW – CDR
    Version 10, or higher
Note: These formats are also acceptable for art that contains both raster/bitmap art and vector art in the same graphics file.
All files must be created in approved professional graphics software. Files saved without vector data or from unapproved software are not considered Production Ready Artwork.
 
Raster Art (bitmaps):
  1. PDF at final imprint size
  2. TIFF at final imprint size

Unacceptable Formats for Electronic Art

  1. PowerPoint
  2. Word
  3. Excel
  4. Publisher
  5. JPEG
  6. GIF
  7. WMF
  8. Scans of logo, letterhead or business cards
  9. Page layout files
    (Quark, PageMaker, InDesign)
The above formats explicitly do not comply with Production Ready Art Standards and if submitted, will incur cleanup charges. This is not a comprehensive list, rather a list of the most common unacceptable formats

Approved Professional Graphics Software

Preferred professional graphics software: Acceptable professional graphics software:
  1. Adobe Illustrator CS3
  2. CorelDRAW X4
  1. Adobe Ilustrator - Version CS2, or higher
  2. CorelDRAW -Version 12 , or higher
   
The Production Ready Artwork committee will announce when the next version of software is recommended and provide a minimum 3 months notice before it becomes a requirement to maintain certification.


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