Up to Bat: Your Role in Making Every Run a Home Run


Up to Bat: Your Role in Making Every Run a Home Run?

Part 3 of a 3-part series on color management.

In our most recent post, we talked about how Century Label’s equipment, software and printing expertise combine to give us precise quality control over your label and shrink sleeve jobs.

A great outcome for your next print job is directly related to specifying precisely what you want at the start of the ordering process. What do we mean exactly? Here are some of the things you can do to make sure we understand your printing expectations:

  • If you’re looking to have existing printed material duplicated, it’s a good idea to provide a sample when you make the order. This is especially helpful if you worked with another printer previously.
  • When providing digital art files, they should be in one of these formats: .ai (Adobe Illustrator), .eps (Encapsulated Post Script), .tiff (Tagged Image File Format), .psd (Photoshop Document), or print-ready .pdf (Portable Document Format).
  • If your digital material contains images that have been placed in a large file, such as an Adobe InDesign document, the links to those placed images must be either included, or embedded in the file, such as in a .pdf file. (View instructions and how-to videos here.)
  • Any fonts included in the document must be outlined.  (View instructions and how-to videos here.)
  • If you need white plating, or under-prints, to provide backing for a specific color, we have instructions and how-to videos that can view here.
  • If your digital file is raster (instead of vector), the resolution should be 300 pixels per inch (ppi at 100% scaling) to get a clean, crisp reproduction in print.

All of these tips and more are covered in our Art File Check Sheet (also downloadable here) that guides you through the steps needed to help you tell us exactly what you want. Completing this check list makes sure all the information we need to fulfill your order is at hand, and helps put you in control of the printing process.

It’s all about Century Label helping you show your true colors.

Read Part 1 & Part 2.

`