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How to Send Art

If you have already read the following guidelines, you can submit artwork using our online form.

How to Supply Art for Personalized Imprints

We require art submissions electronically.  PC compatible vector file formats are preferred - AI or EPS but we can work with PDF and TIFF files most of the time. Other formats may or may not require extra work to convert. One color art should be in black. Grayscale or colored art does not reproduce well. Full color art should be submitted only if the image is to be reproduced in full color.

Foil Stamping and/or Debossing

Foil stamping is a surface decoration. Debossing is below surface engraving. Art should be submitted in line art form. We charge a $95 fee to create the plates and to set up the press for each item run. 

The easiest and quickest way to send us art is to use our online form but art can also be emailed to us at sales@menushoppe.com. For best results, send vectored files prepared as EPS files or in Adobe Illustrator or a similar graphics program. If you are sending bitmapped files, prepared in Adobe Photoshop, MS Word, Pagemaker or some other word processing program please make sure your illustrations are at least 600 dpi. It will be be helpful if you include the fonts (type faces) that you used, or at least include their names and the name of their foundry, with your file (if you do not, it's possible our system will change the font!)

Make sure your images are in black (no colors and no gray scale tones, please)

However you choose to send us art, please keep the following in mind: In order to make sure that your image won't rub off your menu cover we have to force it into the material of your cover. When we do this, your image will spread. This will not be noticeable with normal type or illustrations, but will become noticeable your image is too detailed or crowded. Try to avoid: thin lines and fine detail as well as large areas of solids with reversed type. Absolutely no tints, tones or shadows. The foil stamping process has no way to reproduce tones or tints.

Proofs

We will provide you a proof of your order for approval. This can take 2-5 days, depending on our order volume and the complexity of your design. Note that production does not begin until you approve the proof, so the art process will add to the production turnaround time.

Please submit artwork using our Online Form