Diamond Line uses Macintosh computers for all design, artwork and artwork e-mail processing. The main software used for artwork is Adobe IIlustrator.
ALL FILES SHOULD BE PRODUCED IN VECTOR FORMAT FOR BEST RESULTS. FONTS (TEXT) SHOULD BE IN OUTLINED FORMAT (TEXT-AS-CURVES) OR FONT FILE SHOULD BE PROVIDED AS WELL.
We can accept the following files.....
Save as Illustrator or Illustrator EPS. Type as outlines or be sure to include the font file. This is the best type of file for us to use. Be sure to call out all colors in PMS numbers to avoid confusion.
TIFF (.TIF) files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Lower resolution will print rough or incur art charges to clean up. .jpg & .gif Images copied from the web, usually do not have the detail required. Photoshop files that are over 1MB are requested on disk only to avoid e-mail errors.
Please be sure to include all font files and linked images.
Save as EPS.
Must be exported as .AI file with text converted to curves.
Save as EPS, with text converted to paths.
When using a PC, please be sure to save files in .AI, .EPS or .TIF formats so we may open them easily.
We can accept your files on a floppy disk, Zip disk or CD. If your disk must be returned, please include return label.
Please call when you have a file not mentioned above. Files that may require art charges are .JPG, .GIF, .DOC, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint etc. This is usually because these files are either too low in resolution (image quality) or do not contain usable art. We have methods of extracting something from most files sent, but results may vary.
File compression for disk or e-mail.
We recommend using compression software whenever possible for disk and e-mail files. This helps files arrive without errors. Use Stuff-it, Disk Doubler, .SIT, .SEA or PKZIP.