At Add Value Promotions we provide a wide range of artwork and design services in house, for your convenience. Please help us to help you, by taking a moment to read through this Artwork Specifications Sheet, to ensure that this aspect of your job runs as smoothly as possible.
It is important to always make sure when you choose an item, that it will nicely complement and facilitate your logo and company message. If you are unsure about how your logo or branding will appear, feel free to ask us the best way possible to present your brand to your clients.
We then take a lot of care in printing, engraving or embroidering your logo or message on to our industry leading range of Promotional Products. To brand your promotional products to the highest standard though, we do need please to have the correct form of electronic art supplied by you in the first instance.
We can handle the actual artwork for you -- just send us your files by email (see specs below). Our design team will then lay it out for you within a fully detailed art approval.
An email PRECISELY describing (and/or pre-prepared artwork files) of your preferred lay out is ideal. This should include ALL design elements, such as:
Logos, Web and/or Email Addresses, Ph/Fax numbers, Office Addresses, Tag-Lines, Dates, Titles, Positioning / Sizing etc ..
Logos & Graphics: Please supply these to us in the following formats: Vector EPS, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Acrobat. (Up to: Illustrator-CS3, Freehand-MX, Adobe Acrobat – Vector PDF).
Please provide your corporate PMS colours (see this chart of colours), or alternatively an accurate colour reference for us to suitably match to.
ARTWORK AND DESIGN CHARGES
Of course, we always aim to keep our artwork/design charges to an absolute minimum and any costs will be discussed with and approved by you, before we go ahead with the work.
We charge a fixed fee for each standard art approval of $66 per product. The design of ‘simple’ layouts (eg: logo & contact details) is included in this approval cost, providing that this information has been CLEARLY SUPPLIED with the original brief.
A reduced (or nil) charge will apply for art re repeat jobs, which may still involve minor artwork changes (ie: dates etc).
ADDITIONAL ARTWORK AND ALTERATIONS
Additional artwork charges (over and above the $66) may apply for:
- The modification/redrawing or recreation of your logo itself or artwork, to a suitable format for printing.
- Original design work or the construction of more complex layouts.
- Significant alterations beyond your original brief (costs will depend on the extent of the changes). Naturally, we will always attempt to get your artwork 100% correct, first time, and subsequent minor alternations to artwork (ie simple sizing, placement, alignment or colour changes etc) WILL NOT incur any extra charges. However, complex or repeated requests for rework/redesign will incur further charges.
Please proof read and check all ‘Art Approval’ documents we send you very carefully before signing them. Your signature confirms that you are 100% satisfied with all aspects of the proposed artwork.
Although we naturally do our best to get the details right, we simply cannot accept responsibility if you sign off but haven’t paid proper attention, and missed an error within the proof. For this reason, written approval from you is required for ALL jobs please, before printing can then begin.
All logos or artwork which we have replicated or created for you will always be kept on file for future use, to minimise future artwork costs for other orders you place with us.
We trust the information above is clear and easily understood. If you don’t understand anything, or are unsure of any of the terminology used, please don’t hesitate to discuss any aspect of this with our friendly staff. Thank you for taking the time to read this document.
THE ADD VALUE PROMOTIONS DESIGN & PRODUCTION TEAM