Art Specifications

Thank you for choosing Allsafe Technologies! As an extra service to our clients we offer state of the art hardware and software for your graphic design needs. Our pre-press department will assist you to ensure a quality finished product. The following are our art department requirements and answers to frequently asked questions that will assist us in bringing you the best possible looking product as fast as possible. Please adhere to these specifications to ensure proper processing and eliminating any unnecessary delays. Deviation from the following instructions may delay your order and/or incur additional art charges.

General Requirements:

The following will not normally be charged extra for:

Digital Requirements

We accept computer-generated art (Macintosh preferred) from the following programs listed in order of preference:

What are vector files?

They are artwork files that store information about the shapes and lines constituting the image in a mathematical format. They can be scaled easily without producing the 'stair-step' edges you will see in pixel-based (raster) images. They adapt to the resolution of any output device and are considered to be resolution independent. They are produced by programs like Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia FreeHand and CorelDRAW.

They are image files that are defined by a checkerboard pattern, similar to viewing mosaic tiles. Raster images are limited by the number of pixels and cannot be enlarged without producing noticeably jagged, 'stair-stepped' edges. They are produced by digital cameras, scanners, and can also be created by programs like Adobe PhotoShop and CorelPHOTO-PAINT (among others). Magnification of raster files can never increase their resolution.

Type/Font Requirements

Sending Files

FTP Access

This same information can be used for any FTP client program. We would suggest Fetch for MAC and WS_FTP for windows, but others work as well.

Password: your email address -for example(