Art Guidelines


Acceptable Software in PC Format:
-Adobe Illustrator CS3 or earlier
-Adobe Photoshop CS3 or earlier
-Corel Draw 18 or earlier

Vector Artwork:  All artwork must be provided in vector format.  Vector artwork is an image created by points and paths.  Vector artwork allows for editing, scaling and the ability to be separated for spot color reproduction.

Cut Margins:  A cut margin is the minimum space required between the finished edge of the product and the artwork.  Spacing requirements vary depending on the product.  Refer to individual product information.

Bleeds:  A bleed is the distance the ink extends past the finished edge of the product prior to final cut size.  Minimum standard bleeds requirement is 1/8″.  Some bleed requirements vary depending on the product.  Refer to individual product information.

Custom Shaped Products:  For products requiring a custom shape, a vector line drawing is required of the actual size and shape of the finished product.  Submit vector line drawings in EPS format to

Typesetting:  All typesetting must be furnished by the customer.  Any typesetting requested will require an additional charge unless otherwise noted on the catalog page.  Please call for quote.

Specific Fonts:   For a specific font, please indicate font name on Purchase Order.  Unless using a TrueType font, specific fonts may not be true after conversion.  However, when possible, all efforts to match a specific font will be made.  All fonts on digital file must be converted to paths/outlines prior to being submitted.

Colors- Standard & Custom PMS:
Standard Ink Colors:  No charge for standard colors indicated on Color Chart.
Custom Ink Colors:  There is a custom color match charge per custom color.  When choosing a custom color, please specify color choice using the Pantone Matching System and provide that number.  Customers may also provide a color swatch to be matched.  Perfect Color Matches cannot be guaranteed.

Submit all Digital Artwork files to:

There will be no charge for digital files.  For orders requiring Dillco to re-create or to make any adjustments to submitted artwork, a final Artwork Proof will be sent for approval and sign-off.  Orders requiring re-creation of custom artwork will be charged accordingly.
To avoid additional artwork charges and production time:
-Submit artwork in vector format
-Convert all fonts to paths/outlines
-Submit all artwork at actual size of product
-Identify all spot colors, both Standard and PMS
-Include a JPEG or PDF for reference

Dillco will be held harmless and is not liable for the misuse of any copywritten artwork and is not responsible for any errors in the use of reproduction of any copyrighted or trademarked material and/or logos.

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