These guidelines cover the most common, though not all our requirements. Even if you do not fully know what all your project requires, we do: The Decal Factory® staff is trained to know, and acquire from you all the necessary elements your artwork and project needs and requires for the professional final product The Decal Factory® is noted for producing.
DECAL FACTORY products use many printing processes, including: screen printing, offset, rotary letterpress, and flexography. While art preparation varies for each method as well as for the product being produced, there are some general guidelines to follow in preparing camera-ready artwork.
For screen printed products, artwork should stay 1/8" from the edge of the decal or continue past the edge 1/8" if the imprint will bleed. If two colors touch on your artwork, the light color should bleed under the dark color by 1/32".
Tighter registration is possible with rotary letterpress and flexography so artwork can be as close as 1/16" from the edge or continue 1/16" past the edge of the label for a bleed. When two colors touch, we only need 1/64" bleed of the light color under the dark color.
For all four printing processes, check with us to see if tones are available and what line screen is recommended.
Contact DECAL FACTORY for specifications on four-color process printing.
If your artwork consists of multiple files, PLEASE use a ZIP utility to make one file, before uploading them. This avoids confusion if several customers are uploading more then one file at the same time, or using the same file names.
Small files (less than 1.0 MB) can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Files (over 1.0 MB) must be uploaded to us by filling out our Quote form. Follow the directions on the quote form and the page that follows it.
If you are printing multiple decals, we can help save you money. View our animation on combining orders for more information.