Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Camera Ready Artwork?
2. What file types can we accept?
3. Why do we need a high resolution image?
4. Can I e-mail artwork to you?
5. My artwork file is too big to email! What should I do?
6. Can I mail my camera ready artwork or a disk to you?
To avoid an art charge, camera ready artwork must be supplied.
Camera ready artwork is high quality black and white (B&W)artwork that is ready to be processed
by us to be used for printing. If the design is multi-colored, aseparate B&W image is required for each color.
Camera ready artwork is not:
Photocopies of any type
Business cards or other printed items
Dirty Artwork (smudges or marks)
Continuous tone images; i.e., B&W and color photographs
We will accept artwork supplied to us by the above methods, but anart charge will be applied.
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Images in vector format such as files created in CorelDraw, AdobeIllustrator,
etc., are the preferred file types and in most cases we will notcharge an art charge if you send your
artwork in this format.You may alternatively supply us with a highquality digital image (150 - 200 dpi
at actual print size) that has been separated into different layersor channels in a program such as Adobe Photoshop and no art chargewill be applied. Do not use "anti-aliasing" if at all possible.Anti-aliasing
blends the edges of text and other objects to make them appear softeron screen, but cannot be
reproduced in monotone printing.
In order of preference, here is a list of file types we willaccept for artwork. We use the versions listed
and we can use files created by older versions as well:
Adobe Illustrator 8 - *.ai, *.epsf
Adobe Photoshop 5 - *.psd
High resolution images are required in order to produce a clean,sharp print. Most images found on the
internet are at 72 dpi, and cannot be reproduced at thatresolution.
Sendingartwork by E-mail
Please notify us prior to sending us artwork by e-mail. You caneither call us at 1-800-320-7007 or
e-mail us to let us know how large this file is and when you'll besending it.
If your image file is large, you can use a compression programsuch as WinZip to compress the file
before e-mailing it to us.
If your file is larger than 4 megabytes there are 2 options:
1.E-mail or call us and we'll give you a name and password to useour FTP site to upload the file
2.Mail us a zip disk. The disk and file must be in Mac format.
Sending Artwork by "Snail" Mail
You can mail your artwork to:
North Bay Sportswear
570 #B Soscol Ave.
Napa, CA 94559
We can accept files on 3-1/2" floppy disks and on Iomega 100 megZip disks. Disks and files must be in