There are a couple of industry-standard recommendations we would make for artwork printing on corrugated materials:
- Choose a font that is 10 points or larger to ensure high-quality results (too small and the words may appear fuzzy or not be visible in the final print).
- Choose a thicker or bolder font over a skinny one so that no type gets lost in the printing process.
- If you are using light or knockout fonts on a dark background, embolden the font. Inks bleed a bit and the optical illusion of the dark background both make the text appear smaller and can make it "disappear." The same applies to any intricate line art or fine detailing.
For line art:
- Ensure that all line art is a minimum of 1 pt thickness for visibility, or 2 pt thickness for easy legibility of text lines.
If you're worried your design might not turn out quite right, let us know before you make an order and we'll review and advise on any possible issues.
- Usually labeled as a .jpg, .png, .psd, .tif, or sometimes a .pdf file.
- We strongly encourage high resolution 300 ppi images.
- Lower resolutions (below 300 ppi) have noticeably lower print quality when converted to half-tone for printing.
- High contrast raster images are recommended for best print results.
- Usually labeled as an .ai, .eps, or sometimes a .pdf file .
- We strongly encourage 100% black-only or grayscale color settings to prevent unpredictable shifts in tone during conversion to half-tone for printing.