If you're not sure how to use our artwork templates, don't worry! This page was designed to help you understand what we need to make your buttons or magnets look awesome.
Let Us Help! Quality Files Make Quality Buttons.
If you don't have access to Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, or if you do an you're not feeling confident using our templates, send us what you have and we'll look at your files at no cost. If we can fix it quick, we'll do it. Let us help you!
PowerPoint files, Text documents with placed images, or Microsoft Paint files, don't make good buttons and are not recommended. Sometimes saving your file via the Print to PDF dialogue can do the trick.
Consider the Size of Button or Magnet.
Be sure you are familiar with the size limitations of the final product. For example, 1" buttons aren't necessarily the best choice for a design containing lots of text or very thin lines. Shrinking the design down to true size on your monitor can often give you a good idea of how legible the finished buttons or magnets will be.
Let It Bleed.
Having the proper amount of bleed will ensure your button or magnet art fills the image area completely and keep the sides of your buttons clean.
Adding Side Text.
One Inch Round can add your website, copyright text, or anything else you'd like to the side of your buttons or magnets free of charge. Use the “Side Text Message” field in the order form. To ensure the best legibility, side text in printed in all caps in black or white.
Color: We print CMYK.
Save your files in CMYK instead of RGB color. Keep in mind that your monitor will always display images brighter than a printed piece of paper. If you’re nervous about your art file for any of these reasons don’t be shy about asking us for help.
If you supply vector files indicating Pantone colors, we will do our best to match. Some Pantone colors are impossible to recreate in CMYK. We recommend consulting the Pantone Color Bridge (coated) library. If you're interested in having your job printed using spot colors, please contact us. It's generally cost prohibitive for smaller order (orders under 5,000 buttons).
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For Photoshop art files, a few tips:
- Minimum DPI 300 of actual button size. 600 DPI is preferred.
- Keep your file .PSD format with layers.
- If you are not using our template file, be sure to include a crop guide layer.
- Include a .25" full bleed around the perimeter of your artwork.
For Illustrator created art files, like EPS and AI, a few tips:
- If you are not using our template file, be sure to include a guide indicating your crop line.
- Include a .25" bleed around the perimiter of your artwork.
- Convert all text into outlines using the "Create Outlines" function.
- Embed all placed image files when saving.
For PDF art files created in Illustrator the above Illustrator tips apply. For all PDF art files:
- Be sure any placed images have a resolution of 300 DPI or higher.
- Be sure to include a bleed of .25" past your crop guide on all sides.
TIFF files should follow the same rules as a PSD art file. If possible, don’t flatten.
PNG files are web resolution graphics and generally won't meet the minimum criteria. See the requirements for PSD art files.
JPEG files can work if they were saved at print resolution. See the requirements for PSD art files.
Still need help?
E-mail us your art file(s) with your concerns and contact info. We'll gladly take a look at them free of charge.
You can always place your order now and we can help you with your artwork later. We'll keep your order on hold until we've got your art issues resolved.Contact Us!