Barbara and Gary Hammersley's

(330) 575- 3249

Custom Logos

How to Send Artwork and other Files to
MAGIC WORKS AWARDS

YOUR CUSTOM LOGOS - FREE

  • Provide a complete digital / application-ready file of your logo and we'll apply it FREE.
  • Production time is a minimum 10 working days after acceptable and/or approved artwork and payment is received.
  • MAGIC WORKS is PC based using Corel Draw. We prefer Corel Draw files.
  • Magic Works accepts JPG or Word files.
  • Convert all art and text to curves.
  • Always send (in addition to your master layout) copies of both screen and printer fonts as well as any graphics.
  • A FAX OR PHOTOCOPY IS NOT CONSIDERED APPLICATION-READY ART
  • MEDIA: Designs must be submitted on a CD-ROM or you may E-mail your design to our regular e-mail address profham@cannet.com
  • If proper digital files are not supplied and the artwork needs created or retouched to your custom specifications, please add an additional charge of $35.00 per hour art-work fee.
  • The normal minimum fees (usually free or $10.00) apply if we can use our own stock art and/or layouts. We will come as close to your design as possible.

 

If Application-Ready or Computer Art cannot be furnished please call our Voice Mail at
1-330-575-3249
E-Mail: profham@cannet.com


DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE FOLLOWING SOURCES FOR CUSTOM ART - THEY WON'T WORK!!!

  • Those cute little 15 bit files usually come out lousy. Also - saving a file at 300 dpi if it wasn't 300 dpi to start with doesn't work. (You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear by saving a low resolution graphic at a higher resolution.)
  • Word Processor Documents such as: Word Perfect, Quality goes way down hill when I have to scan something printed - especially from an ink jet original.
  • Graphics inserted in an e-mail - you need to attach the file, there is no easy way to extract the art.
  • Digital Camera Photos usually work well for a background.
  • PDF files can not be edited.
  • Any Photoshop file with a resolution lower than 300 dpi at 100% printed size
  • Any CAD Programs

 

 

MORE GUIDELINES FOR YOUR ART:

  • Keep all your art clean and simple.
  • Please do not create or include halftones, dithered dots or Gray areas in your Black & White artwork.
    For ribbons, Wooden Nickels, and engraved items Black & White Line Art is a must. These files must be created, scanned, and/or saved as two color (line art setting) - not greyscale. Greyscale art has a lot of shading that turns into pure garbage when reproduced as black & white. Check out Hagar the Horrible, Blondie, or Beetle Bailey in the Comics section of your local newspapers - don't send art with thinner lines than the artists use in these strips.
  • Art must be 200% actual size (if finished size is 3"x4" or under - actual size is O.K. for larger projects).
  • Use a 1/8" imaginary border (at finished size) or 1/4" border (at 200%) - We can't bleed off the edge of the plate.
  • All lines must be a minimum .25 pt. thickness at finished size. Thinner lines will not print.
  • All art and graphics must be sent with a transparent background or as a spot color if you want us to use a color other than white behind your work.
  • You can send a description of your logo (or a FAX to 413-235-7262) - and we'll use something similar from our artwork library.
  • Files over 1 Meg sometimes get hung up in e-mail (particularly if you use AOL.) If you have lots of graphics either send us a pc compatible CD or try to send separate e-mails with each graphic attached to its own e-mail.

 

IF YOU SEND A JPEG FOR ORIGINAL ART ......

  • We can use your jpeg but what you send is what you get. Art on a white background will be printed with a white background. Fuzzy type and "watery" backgrounds stay fuzzy and watery. In other words, we can't touch up a jpeg or use part of the image and set type for the rest. When in doubt -- call me! (330) 575- 3249

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