Art Specifications

Acceptable Digital Art: Adobe Illustrator (.ai or .eps) files & Corel Draw (.cdr) files.

1. All (.eps) files need to be saved as “vector” or “editable”
2. All fonts need to be converted to paths/curves/outlines.
3. Please attach a hard copy of the art with your purchase order, otherwise art department will not be held responsible for translation of digital art. 


Art Email*: info@timberwolfplastics.com - please put PO# in the subject line. 

Typesetting/Artwork Charges: $20 (U) if artwork needs additional basic work. Additional charges may accrue on artwork that requires more then standard artwork time. A quote will be provided if any additional charges occur.

PRINTING CHARACTERISTICS

Screen Printing: Is the process for smaller quantities and the best quality image.  Screened images are very sharp and crisp with good ink opacity. One disadvantage is that multiple color imprints must be printed and re-registered one imprint at a time making it more costly than offset printing. Multi color registration may have a variation of approximately 1/16".

Offset Printing: Is an economical way of printing larger quantities. Offset printing provides multi-color and tight registration artwork as it lays all of the colors down in one pass. Cups are available up to 4 imprint colors. Cup color must be either white or natural (clear). Offset printing is available as one side, two sided, or wrap. Registration may have a variation of approximately 1/32". Quality of offset printing is excellent; however, ink coverage is thinner than screen printing resulting in an imprint which may look transparent, especially on clear items. Do not expect the same clarity and opacity of print as screen printing. Please request random samples or product proofs if this is a concern.    

PRINTING DISCLAIMERS

Halftones & Screens: Halftones can be printed on an individual basis.  Please email artwork for review to info@timberwolfplastics.com

Ink Color Match: No Charge for PMS matching. Color is matched as close as possible. 

Ink Change: $20 (U) for each additional ink change within an order.

Copy Change: Available upon request, screen charges will apply. 

Second Side/Wrap Imprints: A second side or wrap imprint on a 1-color is included. Please request 2-sided or wrap on your purchase order. Orders not requesting 2-sided or wrap imprints will be entered as 1-sided. Multi-color imprints are priced per color per side on all silkscreen products.

Over/Under Runs: We ship exact quantities on all orders.

Ink Adhesion: All plastic items are residential top rack dishwasher safe*. 

*Note due to variables beyond our control we can’t guarantee the imprint to stay on after washing.

PROOFS

Email Proof: Emailed black and white proof showing imprint size. No charge.

Virtual Samples: An emailed 2 Dimensional proof with logo placed on a digital photo of the item. Virtual samples show color and placement, these are not to be used for color and print characteristic approval. $25 (R) sent with in 24 hours of request. Paper or email proof required first. 

Spec/Product Samples: Available upon request. Screen printed items $40 (U) per color plus regular screen charges. Allow normal lead time for spec samples (10 days). Offset printed items $100 (V) per color plus plate charges. If an order results, there will be no additional art or screen/plate charges if no changes are made. Paper proof sent before production.