Artwork Guidelines and Information

Vector based artwork is required for the best quality in reproduction. Vector images are made up of individual objects instead of pixels. The objects are defined by mathematical equations. You can adjust the size of a vector image and the image remains clear and of high quality. Some common vector files include: .ai, and .eps. Rasterized (pixel-based) images (.jpg, .tif) can also be submitted but the quality of the reproduction cannot be guaranteed. Changes to artwork or major touch-up work are charged on a time-use basis.


We utilize the Pantone Matching System for our colors. We cannot guarantee exact PMS color matches, especially if the item being printed on is another color besides white. Our best efforts in color matching must be considered acceptable in situations where no pre-production proof is requested.


Size of imprint must be specified, otherwise we will size to maximum imprinting area. Positioning of art must also be indicated or a default position will be used. On handled items, indicate side 1 and / or side 2, opposite handle or wrap. If positioning is not indicated, we will automatically position art on side 1, facing a right handed drinker.


Art can be accepted in the following formats:
Adobe Illustrator, please convert all text to outlines. Embedded bitmap images may incur additional charges. Corel Draw users, please convert any text to curves and export your files as .ai Adobe Illustrator format. EPS Files. Any .eps file must be a true vector file. Embedded bitmap images may incur additional charges. Some bitmap files (TIF, JPG, GIF, PSD) may be used, depending on size and resolution. An art charge may apply if you submit a bitmap file. 300dpi or higher recommended. PDF files. Must be a true vector file. Embedded bitmap images may incur additional charges. Raster image file formats include the following file extensions:

JPG/JPEG, TIF/TIFF, GIF, PNG, and PSD. Finally, raster Artwork you submit for our 'Digital Full Color' products must be provided at a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (DPI).


E-Mail Requirements:
Digital art can be submitted with your purchase order to Make sure to include your company name and PO# in the subject line in all correspondence.


Multi-Color Imprint Registration:
Multi-color screen printing, due to the nature of the process, will incur registration error. Please ensure that your art allows up to 1/16” movement in any direction for glass and ceramic items.

Due to complexity, some multi-color images may not be acceptable for 2 sided imprint.


Artwork Charges:
Baltimore Glassware Decorators will determine whether the art submitted is acceptable. You will be contacted about additional charges before we proceed with any changes.


Digital Full Color:
Digital Full Color is our process to apply full digital color images to the same bestselling items that we screen print. This process is perfect for photos, multi-color graphics, logos and complicated images.

Pricing for Digital Full Color products includes the full-color digital imprint. Images and the copy should be in CYMK. Neon colors, metallic and exact PMS matches are not available.

Accepted files types include resolution of 300 dpi or higher with extensions of .eps, .tif, .psd, .pdf or .jpg.

Due to the nature of the Digital Full Colo process, 24 Hour service is not available. Standard lead-time for Digital Full Color products is 3-4 weeks from proof approval.


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