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Art Specifications
VISIONSAWARDCRAFT art department accepts electronic artwork:
  • Via email
  • CD-ROM
  • USB
Lasering or Sand-etching art requirements
  • Please send VECTOR artwork only (BITMAP files, METAFILES, or PAGE LAYOUT files will not reproduce with quality).
  • Properly made PDF files from VECTOR files are acceptable.
  • Send artwork files with all elements in Black & White (without grayscales).
  • Line thicknesses should be at least 1.5 points * Provide a hard copy printout of layouts, a faxed version is acceptable.
Silkscreened and Photometal art requirements

Silkscreening Process:

  • Please supply artwork in vector format and in solid black and white.
  • Please supply artwork in vector format any art being screened in CMYK color.
  • Please supply in rasterized CMYK color format (TIFF, GIF or JPEG with a resolution of 300 d.p.i. or greater and at 100%), any photo art being screened in four-color process.
2D and 3D Subsurface Engraving Art Requirements
  • 2D file formats accepted - .png, .jpg, .tiff, .ai, .eps, .pdf (300 d.p.i or greater)
  • 3D file formats accepted - .obj, .3ds, .dxf, .dwg, .stl, .svg
  • Please supply, in rasterized CMYK color format (TIFF, GIF or JPEG with a resolution of 300 d.p.i. or greater)
Photometal Process:
  • Please supply all photo images at approximately the size they are to be produced (grayscale raster format such as TIFF, GIF or JPEG with a resolution of 300 d.p.i. or greater).
Camera-Ready Artwork
  • Camera-ready Black & White artwork is acceptable if rendered on high-quality paper. Minimum resolution for all the output should be 600dpi.
Software Applications include
Adobe Illustrator 5.5 CS3 Illustration-Vector
Corel Draw Macromedia 3.1 9 Illustration-Vector
Freehand     Illustration-Vector
MS Word     Word Processing
Excel     Spreadsheet
Guide for Type sizes in etching
  • San Serif fonts (ex. Helvetica) = 12 pt or larger
  • Script fonts (ex. Shelley) = 15 to 18 pt or larger
  • Serif fonts (ex. Times) = 14 pt or larger.
  • Please refrain from using Open Face fonts (ex. Caslon Open Face) the lines are not thick enough and will not etch with quality.
  • Note - Visions will not be responsible for the quality in etching for text pointsizes smaller than specified above.
  • At the customer's request, we will supply one paper proof via fax at no additional charge.
  • We will provide a proof of the desired imprint on a template of the item ordered so you can approve the size positioning and spelling.
  • Written approval not returned via fax within 24 hours may delay your ship date.
  • When multiple proofs are required due to customer revisions, an $18.75(G) fee will be applied per proof.
Add-On Nameplate Pricing Item Image Area 1
Recessed Copy Zinc Etched Plates ADPOSB4 Up to 4 Square Inches $18
Raised Copy Zinc Etched Plates ADREVB4 Up to 4 Square Inches $18
Rotary Engraved Aluminum Plates ADENGB4 Up to 4 Square Inches 19.00
  • Price includes personalization
  • Optional plate finishes available
  • Add $.40 (G) per unit for magnetic tape on back of plate