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Custom Artwork Specifications

Your artwork must meet certain specifications so it can be optimally engraved for a Custom Embosser or Rubber Stamp.

Artwork Type & Quality:

  • We can only use solid black and white artwork. We cannot reproduce color, shading or grayscale in artwork.
  • We accept the following file formats" AI, EPS, TIFF, PSD, PDF, CDR, JPG, PNG, GIF.
  • Image artwork must be at least 300 dpi to produce vector artwork. 6x6" printable file works best.
  • No shadings or color
  • No 3-dimensional art
  • No photographs please
  • No Hand Drawings (unless lines are crisp and clean , such as with a black marker than could be converted to graphic art)

  • Other Specifications:

    • We do not reproduce copyrighted, trade marked or licensed art without
    • Pricing Shown on our website assumes that your artwork meets the above specifications-if modifications are needed we will advise you. You can make such modifications yourself or we can make them for you for an additional fee which is quoted on a case by case basis

    How to Choose your Plate Size:

    You can choose the die size simply based on the size embossing you wish to make, but you also should bear in mind that the more complex and larger the art, the better it will turn out on a larger plate. In addition, the natural shape of the art should also be a consideration- for more wide spectrum art, choose a rectangular plate. In most cases however a round shape should suit most artworks.

    • Basic art usually fits on the smaller plate 1 5/8".
    • Crests and similar high detail art should be on the larger Plate 2" or rectangular, based on the shape of the art..

General Information for Embossers:

Text: The larger the text size the better the impression will turn out. We recommend at least 1pt text size. If possible, avoid cerif fonts and any fonts that will easily "fill in" when reduced to size. Remember that when producing an embosser, the thickness of the font has be increased when compared to the actual artwork, so letters can start to fill in or even cut through the paper if the font is too thick.