File Specifications

Art Submission Guidelines

For Value Packs and High Volume Orders

Technical Requirements (applies to all formats):

  • Image resolution should be 300 dpi or higher at actual size.
  • Images should be provided CMYK color, NOT RGB.
  • For color matching, please provide/reference target PMS color(s) in artwork.
  • All type/text should be converted to outlines (or provide fonts with your artwork).
  • Please include at least a ¼" bleed past the outside edge of the artwork.
    (any backgrounds or images that extend outside the coaster should extend by ¼")
  • Include a 3/16" safe area inside the edge of the art.
    (no important images or text should come closer than 3/16" to the cut edge of the coaster)
  • Make sure files are named descriptively - i.e. "My Company Coaster 1 FRONT.eps"
    (Try to avoid generic names like "coaster" or "final art."
    Clearly identifying your filenames helps us tell your files from someone else's!)
  • Groups of files should be compressed together and sent in a ZIP or RAR archive.

If you are looking for art guidelines for our Short Run option, click here for more details.

Artwork Templates

Apple Mac Windows We accept artwork from MACs and PCs, but each format has its own special requirements.

Adobe Illustrator

(Preferred file format)

Please embed all images and convert text to outlines (or includes fonts with your artwork), and save as an EPS file. We are able to open files up to the latest Adobe CC.

Download Templates
(.EPS Files for Illustrator CS3 or newer)

Adobe PDF

Use your graphics program to save the art as an Adobe PDF, embedding all fonts and maintaining press quality resolution images (300dpi or higher). Please make sure to include adequate bleed and safe area as described above.
(Because PDFs can be created by many applications, no templates are provided. Please consult the documentation of your design software for instructions on how to create PDFs within it)

Adobe Photoshop

Save as Photoshop EPS files with the "Include Vector Data" option checked) or
Save as PSD file without text layers rasterized and provide font files with your art, or
Other image formats, such as TIFF, BMP may also be accepted, if they are at sufficient DPI.
Please make sure you design your artwork in CMYK not RGB.

Download Templates
(Contains .PSD Files)

Adobe inDesign

Package your entire project, including all linked images, vector art and fonts, and compress the packaged artwork folder into a ZIP or RAR archive before sending.
Please also include a PDF file for reference with Press Quality settings, so that we can use it for proof comparison, or as an artwork backup in case we have a problem working with your source files.

Download Templates
(.INDT files for inDesign CS3 and newer)

Stock Custom Library Shapes

The following download links are templates for our stock library shapes in .EPS format. Please see our pricing page for pricing or our Stock Library Shapes page for more information.

Circle with Two Holes

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Quote Balloon

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Hockey Game Pop-Out

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Car Coaster

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Square Puzzle

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Round Puzzle

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Cloud Shape

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Shield / Badge

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Football Game Pop-Out

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Special Ribbon

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Basketball Pop-Out

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Scalloped Edge

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