Please send your electronically color files in RGB format. CMYK separation files are device-specific and cannot be readily translated. Accordingly, we request that, if you are sending bitmap files electronically and cannot provide a reference print, you send the files in the RGB color space. This would be the best.
Please e-mail us with the most original, cleanest, un-altered artwork or clipart that you used in developing your design. So much of the artwork gets shrunk down to fit in the coin design that much detail is lost. Sometimes we send enlarged sections to our engraver to point out the detail. So the better the artwork file the better the coin.
(Joint Photographic Experts Group). This file format for color-rich images was developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group committee. JPEG compresses graphics of photographic color depth better than competing file formats like GIF, and it retains a high degree of color fidelity. This makes JPEG files smaller and therefore quicker to download.
We have a large selection of Fonts; however, if the Font you want in your design is unique there are several options;
E Camera-ready artwork:
1 Convert all text to outlines or curves. Please be aware that once this is done the text in your artwork can no longer be edited as text.
2 Send us the Font (TrueType only) in a ZIP attachment or by disk.
3 Supply us with the name of the Font so we can obtain it from our sources.
4 Substitute the Font to another more common.
Camera-ready is a very specific and limited technical term that has been badly misused ... almost to the point where graphic arts industry pros ignore its use altogether. To be truly camera-ready, artwork must be pre-separated to allow a single camera shot for each color plate and the most efficient composing process possible. A stat sheet of logos is not camera-ready art. In any case, in this day and age of digital reproduction, camera-ready art may be a detriment and add unnecessary cost to your project. Be wary of art presented to you as camera-ready.
F "Mac file" or "PC file" are meaningless terms
. If someone says to you that they have a Mac file, be very wary. Files are generated in specific programs, most of which run on both Macs and PCs. The most common are Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw!, PageMaker, and Quark Press. Most of these programs can trade files among themselves. These formats are called TIFF (pronounced "tiff"), and EPS (pronounced "ee pea ess"). We can deal with files from any of these formats or programs, (as well as Microsoft Office programs).
G Copyright materials
. It is 100% the Customer's Responsibility to know whether or not they are authorized to use pictures, symbols, logos in their design. Any legal issues that might arise from the content that is used in the design the responsibility of the customer/purchaser. Midwest Laser Engraving and Awards, Inc and eMilitarycoins.com will not be held liable for any reason if used illegally. If there is any question or doubt of copyright material, please get it resolved before you commit to the coin order. Feel free to contact us for advice or assistance.