ARTWORK GUIDELINES – Artwork for foil stamping dies must be sharp, solid black against solid white, no screens, no greys, no drop shadows or gradations. Preferred file formats are editable, high resolution vector files such as EPS, AI, and PDF files. PSD or TIF files are also accepted, as long as they are camera-ready, and do not require any editing. All art should be high resolution and a minimum of 600 DP. All type fonts should be “outlined” as art, to avoid font substitutions.   If you have type smaller than 10 point, very fine lines or tight intricate detail this can cause foil to “plug” or fill-in, and should be avoided.

CHANGES TO ARTWORK – We can make changes to your artwork. If you supply us with good vector art, we can resize and position it on the cover to your liking at no charge. We will also make adjustments for you within reason. If your artwork needs major help or isn’t vector art, we charge $50. per hour to help you get exactly what you are looking for. We would discuss this with you before any work on your design is done. Once your artwork is perfect and approved by you, we will send you a vector copy for your files which you can use on other products as well.

EMAILING ARTWORK/PROOFS – All artwork files can be sent to I will work with the design department at the plant to get your proof done as soon as possible. Once the artwork has been set to the cover template we will email it back to you for approval. A simple email reply that you are happy with your design and “ready to go” is all that’s needed. If it still needs some tweaking, we will do that as well. Once you are happy with your cover decoration 100%, then we can go into production with your order.

ART CHARGES – For jobs that require a stamping die for a foil imprint or debossing, we charge a flat fee of $95. to create your metal die. If your artwork area is larger than 25 square inches a higher die charge may apply. This is a one-time fee for your die and would only be charged again if you changed your design. For jobs that are being silk screened, we do not charge for the first screen (color) but do charge for additional colors at $18. per screen, this is also a one-time charge unless you change your design. If you need a PMS match, we charge $24. per color and this applies each time we run your order. For “sealed in art” vinyl binders, you would provide either the sheets for us to seal in or artwork for them so we can print the sheets. We would know this at the time of quote and will include everything in your price. For “litho wrapped” turned edge binders, you would provide the art and we will have the sheets printed and laminated. We would include everything in your original quote.