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Artwork Requirements

HIGH QUALITY ARTWORK LEADS TO HIGH QUALITY PERSONALIZATION

The quality of your engraving or personalization depends upon the quality of artwork supplied to us!

Therefore we request that all logo's be in the very best quality.  Logo's are accepted in the following formats: .ai, .eps, or .cdr  for engraving.  These file types are considered Vector Art and provide the sharpest reproduction on your awards.  If you convert a jpg, tiff, png or gif file to a vector file extension, this will not be acceptable as the file resolution and quality of the file will be unchanged.

Our primary graphics software is CorelDraw, but we can import logo's from multiple software programs.  We do not accept graphic layouts that include fonts.  Only the logo is required in vector and all other layout work will be performed by Classic Achievements.  This is because layouts are product specific and best done during the setup process.  When a layout is done and stored on our servers with actual fonts, we can easily make formatting changes and speed up the production process on repeat orders.  Layouts that include fonts saved as outlines or curves produce a font that cannot be changed if required.  As graphic artists and decorators we must have the ability to make changes to artwork prior to decoration.  For that reason we ask customers to use fonts available on our computers or provide special fonts when it is a must to use them.  We can not purchase font's to complete a job, but we will try to match the special font as closely as possible.

SUBMITTING TEXT
 
We require all text to be typed by the customer and submitted via email or text file.  Excel files not accepted.  We will not retype text from original awards nor will we take text for engraving or printing over the phone.  Our goal is to minimize errors and rework for our customers and the company.
 
SOME AWARDS CAN ACCEPT BASIC FILE FORMATS
 
Full Color Sublimation Awards, Vector Art is best if it's available, but we can ACCEPT Hi-Resolution: JPG, TIFF, PNG or Gif files for this process.  The Sublimation process does not use the PMS Color management system.  Therefore we do not offer color match on these products.

Laminated Plaques, Digital Artwork should be provided in Hi-Resolution JPG, PNG or GIF formats.  These file types allow us to print a high quality copy of your document.  We can also accept your artwork in hardcopy format for these Awards, in the case of Diploma's, Degree's or Certificates.

UPLOAD LOGOS OR SEND VIA EMAIL

You can upload your Artwork directly from the Product Info page as you place your order online or you can email your Artwork to: cs@classicachievements.com.  If you have issues with uploading your logo, it's probably not in the correct format.  When sending art files through email, always ATTACH the files as opposed to INSERTING the image as a picture. 

Logo's pasted into MS Word or PowerPoint are not acceptable.

If you have questions about your logo or text files, please contact our office at 980-819-9176 to discuss it or send us an email.

LAYOUTS AND PROOFS

Proofs are created and emailed to minimize errors and provide the best award possible the first time.  We use your submitted text and logo to create a layout designed for the Award(s) you’ve purchased.  All engraving text is center justified and Logos are placed at the top of the layout if possible or a different position is requested.   To learn more about our Proof Process go to: How Does The Proof Process Work?