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Template & art guidelines at foldersolutions.com
ARTWORK
Guidelines & Templates - We have an all digital workflow and work with
all Mac and Mac compatible files. Create artwork using accepted programs:
current versions of InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop. We cannot accept
files created with: Microsoft Word, Publisher and PowerPoint.
Artwork for
catalog and custom items MUST be created on our FREE item templates.
If supplying artwork as a .PDF, follow all art guidelines to avoid production
delays. Download art guidelines & templates at foldersolutions.com. Send
all file elements being used including printer & screen fonts and embedded
graphics. When sending digital files via our web upload or email, all files
MUST include your dealer information, purchase order number and job
name. Incorrect files and files created without our item template may delay
production and can incur prep charges. Charges for corrections, alterations
and set-up will be billed at $180.00 (P) per hr.
Copy Errors - All submitted copy is reviewed before production. We pride
ourselves on making every effort to ensure accuracy and that your expectations
are met. However, we are not liable for errors in customer submitted files.
ARTWORK / DIE STORAGE
To assist our customers with reorders, we store all archived art files and dies
(die cutting, foil, emboss, etc.) for 24 months. At that point, if we have not
received a written request for return, materials are recycled without notice.
NOTE: When working with a graphic designer, always ask them to provide
you with a final file copy of your artwork.
CHANGES / CANCELLATIONS
Changes to orders in progress may require additional cost and/or time.
Cancellation after work has begun requires payment for work performed
(preflight, materials ordered or generated and re-stocking fees). A minimum
cancellation fee of $50.00 (P) is applied once an order is entered into our system.
COATINGS
Aqueous - Water-based coating that seals the ink against smearing. Adds
no durability to the product. If necessary, an overall aqueous coating (gloss,
satin or matte) is applied FREE on print orders. If a coating finish is not
specified, gloss will be used. Matte coating can alter the appearance of
print color.
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Our aqueous coatings are recyclable.
Aqueous Soft-Touch - A special effect matte aqueous coating that gives
the product a soft or suede-like feel. Adds no durability to the product. It
needs to be applied to a coated sheet and requires an additional 24 hrs.
production dry time. When used on overall solid black (or dark PMS color), it
has a tendency to show imperfections. Like any matte coating, it can alter the
appearance of print color. See price tables or call for additional charge.
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Soft-Touch Aqueous coating can be recycled.
Lamination - Bonds a strong, protective film of plastic to the sheet.
Most durable of the available coatings. Available in gloss, matte or Soft-
Touch finish. Matte or Soft-Touch lamination can alter the appearance of
print color. See price tables or call for additional charges.
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Plastic lamination is not recyclable.
Spot Coatings - We have a wide range of spot coating options and
applications to achieve a gloss/matte combination effect. Costs vary
depending on material and if coating is applied in-line or off-line. Call for
information and assistance.
MAILERS: let us know your mailing requirements prior to production. A spot
coating may be necessary if using inkjet.
UV Coating - A HIGH GLOSS finish that seals the ink against smearing. Adds
no durability to the product. Exposure to ultra-violet light cures the finish to a
brilliant shine. Needs to be applied to a coated paper, such as our Semi-gloss
White. Tends to fingerprint on large solid areas of dark ink (wipes away easily).
You cannot write or inkjet on UV coating. See price tables for additional
charge.
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Our UV coating is 50% renewable with 30% soy content and can
be recycled with other mixed waste.
DAMAGED GOODS / CLAIMS
In the case of cartons lost or damaged in transit, the liability is that of
the carrier and not Admore
or ColorWorx
. Please mark the shipper
"received damaged". It is important to inspect all materials upon arrival.
Cartons may be opened for inspection, but do not dispose of damaged
merchandise or containers. A claim must be filed with the carrier within
10 days after receipt of merchandise. A digital photo is helpful in filing a
claim with the carrier. Please contact your dealer immediately if you have
received damaged merchandise. All other claims must be made within
30 days of delivery.
EMBOSSING
See price tables for size of emboss area included in price. Includes one
area, single level raised. Copy is raised to the maximum lift allowed by
the stock and your copy design. Copy needs to be 1/8" away from all
sides or edges. Please call for an estimate when combining embossing
with printing. Multi-level or sculptured emboss is available.
Emboss Artwork Note - Thick, bold copy is best. Recommended minimum
line thickness is 2 pt.
Increase point size/weight accordingly. Certain
copy will not emboss well and is best avoided, including: serif/thick-thin
type styles, screens, fine lines and copy with intricate detail. Submit one
color art in the size you want to appear on folder (consider maximizing the
allowable square inches found in the price table). Convert type to outlines
and send vector (.EPS) art. No RGB, .JPG, .GIF or web images.
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Embossing has no impact on a sheet's ability to be recycled.
FOIL STAMPING
See price tables for size of one foil area included in price. See inside back
cover for standard foil colors. We can order custom and special effect foil
colors. Non-metallic and pearlized foils will look different when used on
dark stocks. Please call for an estimate when combining foil stamping with
printing.
Foil Stamp Artwork Note - For most type styles, minimum point size is 8
pt. Increase size for serif/thick-thin type styles. To avoid loss of detail and
plugging do not use ultra-light type styles, screens, thin lines and copy
with intricate detail and gaps no closer than 1 pt.
Submit one
color art in the size you want to appear on folder (consider maximizing the
allowable square inches found in the price table). Convert type to outlines
and send vector (.EPS) art. No RGB, .JPG, .GIF or web images.
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Paper products selectively decorated with foil are recyclable (more
information at fsea.com).
OVERRUNS OR UNDERRUNS
Due to the number of production processes involved in the manufacture
of your folder, it is not possible to determine the exact quantity we will
complete. Please indicate your desired quantity using one of the following
methods:
Standard Trade Practice - Billed for the exact quantity shipped, not to
exceed 10% over or under the quantity ordered.
No Overs - Must be indicated on order. Order could run short by more
than 10%. Billed for the exact quantity shipped.
Exact Quantity - Add 10% to the price for the special handling involved.
No additional handling fee is applied to digital print products or prepaid
orders.
No Unders - Your order may run over by more than 10%. Billed for the
exact quantity shipped.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Custom Die Cut