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What is a PSD file?

PSD files are "PhotoShop Document" files which are proprietary to Adobe PhotoShop®. However, this file format has become so popular over recent years, that many other graphic software programs have programmed their software to be compatible with this file format. You can scan a drawing into Photoshop, or create art in Photoshop. Please read the following tips closely so that your artwork meets our requirements. Customer art files not meeting our requirements will incur art charges when it becomes necessary to convert a file to an acceptable format.



Scanning Artwork
  1. Set your scanner "Image Type" or "Mode" setting to: "Line Art" or "B&W" (Black & White).
  2. Use a resolution setting of 600ppi or more. You may need to go to the "Advanced" settings on your scanner to input this value. These settings are critical to the quality of your imprinted product.
  3. Set your output file size (scaling) to be equal to your imprint size. We will provide the size needed when you place your order.
  4. Set the format to TIFF if applicable.
  5. Scan your item.
  6. Edit the file as you need, then save it with the .psd (Photoshop) file extension (.tif is also acceptable).


Creating Artwork
  1. Create a New document with the "Width" and "Height" settings equal to your imprint size. We will provide the size needed when you place your order. Be sure to select "inches" when entering these settings.
  2. Use a "Resolution" setting of 600 pixels/inch or more. These settings are critical to the quality of your imprinted product.
  3. Under "Mode" use the "Bitmap" selection.
  4. Create your artwork. Your artwork should be black text/logo on a white background. Do not use halftones (gray areas), reverse text (white text on black), fine lines (less than one point), intricate details, photos, shading or embossing.
  5. *Make your type legible: the edges should be clear and the letters must not touch. Type cannot be smaller than 10 point when the art is reduced to the final plate size/imprint size. Small script type does not reproduce well. Type that is not legible will appear as a solid filled-in area on the printed product.
  6. Save your file with the .psd (Photoshop) file extension (.tif is also acceptable).
*Please note that if you are using an existing layered file with text, you do not need to rasterize your type. Instead send the layered file with the Text converted to shapes: In the "Layers" palette, select the Text Layer to be converted. In the Layer Menu, select Layer/Type/Convert to Shape

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