Art Requirements

Illustrator/Vector artwork

Make art to size. Save in .AI or .EPS format, CMYK colour mode. Create Outlines on all fonts. Convert all strokes to Outlines. Files with each colour on its own Layer is strongly preferred. Include any/all imported or placed images and graphic files. Avoid using Clipping Masks. Use the Pathfinder tool instead.

Photoshop/Raster artwork

Make art to size. Save in .PSD or .TIF format, CMYK colour mode. Files with each colour on its own Layer is strongly preferred. File resolution should be at least 300dpi at print size, and not to exceed 600dpi.

Typography and Line Weight

For positive reading type, keep fonts at a 8pt minimum (12pt for Metallic ink). For knocked-out text, keep fonts at a 12pt minimum (16pt for Metallic ink). Final results will vary depending on chosen typeface.

Technical and Printing Specifics

Please let Paranoid Print Co. determine halftone size and angle. Paranoid Print Co. is not responsible for errors or unsatisfactory results caused by halftones created by the client. Please allow us to assist you if you’re not familiar with the screen printing process. Please proof-read any and all copy. Paranoid Print Co. is not responsible for mistakes in spelling. Paranoid Print Co. will not reproduce any imagery which you do not own the rights to.

TO AVOID ART FEES… Make each file on its own Layer (Photoshop & Illustrator). Convert all strokes to Outlines. Avoid using Clipping Masks (use the Pathfinder to keep shapes simple).

Art/Design fees are $50/hour with a minimum charge of $50.  We will let you know in advance if Art/Design fees must be applied.