Graphic Designs - Printing Designs - Logo Designs
We have updated our Design Rates - All Projects Will Have A Design Fee Unless Stated on a promotion.
» Quick Print Designs $
• Includes: 2 Concepts w/2 Revisions
• Design Turn Around Time: 4 Hours
-E-mail your logo and I will add it to the design.
-Text you'd like along with the color(s) you'd like.
» Basic Designs $$
Includes: 2 Concepts w/2 Revisions•
Design Turn Around Time: 10 Hours
Access To Adobe Stock Images + Custom Font Downloads
» Elaborate (multi step) Designs $$$
Includes: 3 Concept w/3 Revisions•
Design Turn Around Time: 1-2 Business Days
+Request Design Similar to A design You Have Seen
+Request Certain Details and Touches
+Remove Background up to 3 images.
+Request up to 3 Pantone Color Matches
» LOGO FEES (Applies to 10% of Projects)
• Vectorize Your Logo - $40 (Takes 1 Day)
•New Logo LVL 1 - $35 (Single Color Basic Design) 1 Day
•New Logo LVL 2 - $75 (Full Color Standard Logos) 2 Days
•New Logo Custom - $250+ (Full Color Standard Logos) 2 Days
Remove Image Background - $25 1 Day
Convert Files or Re-Size - $25 1 Day
What is a Print Ready Design?
» Print Ready Check List
If you’re a designer, chances are you spend a lot of time in the digital realm. And while you might be the best pixel pusher around, the rules change when it comes to print design. Here’s a checklist of everything you need to do to make sure your design is perfectly print-ready.
» 1. Dimensions: At least 300 DPI
If you’re working with vector artwork, you can go ahead and check this off. If you’re working with raster artwork, you’ll want to make sure it is at least 300 PPI.
If you plan on using a logo, text, or illustration for print, we recommend tracking down a vector version of the artwork if possible. Otherwise, try to get the highest resolution version of the artwork possible.(Learn more about the differences between vector and raster artwork here.)
» 2. Color Mode: CMYK
Digital screens use a combination of red, green, and blue light (RGB) to form different colors, while printers use a combination of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink (CMYK) to form different colors.
You can convert your colors from RGB to CMYK (or vice versa) in most applications by simply changing the color mode.
However, while RGB can display a very wide color gamut for screen viewing, the same bright, vibrant colors may not be achieved in the more limited CMYK color space available for printing.
When designing something for print only, it is best to start in CMYK color mode, or at least be aware that some RGB colors might look different when printed.
» 3. Units: Inches
Designing with inches (instead of pixels) will help you in a few ways.
» 4. Cut lines
Cut lines tell the print shop where to cut your print.
Some print products, such as die cut stickers, can be cut into any shape. At Sticker Mule we will automatically figure out your cut lines for you if none are indicated. By default, this is usually a uniform offset of the shape of your artwork.
Indicating your own cut lines will give you full control over how your print is cut and can often speed up the proofing process. Cut lines should be indicated with a 1pt stroke.
A bleed is anything being printed that extends beyond the cut lines. Bleeds are necessary whenever you want something to extend beyond the trim edge, leaving no white margin.
» Outline text
This is a pretty basic rule when it comes to design, but it is often overlooked. Since there’s no way to ensure that a print shop will have all the fonts you use in your design, it’s best to make sure any text used is converted to outlines.
Software I Use: Coreldraw, Illustrator, Photoshop
Acceptable Files: .pdf, .eps, .ai, .cdr, .psd, .jpg, .png
Find Your Fonts at www.dafont.com