ART REQUIREMENTS

READ BEFORE SUBMITTING ARTWORK:

1. ALL ARTWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED AS A 9 X 33 IN RECTANGLE. DO NOT SUBMIT ART IN THE SHAPE OF THE DECK.
2. FULL BLEED IMAGE 9” x 33” (DO NOT CROP TO BOARD SHAPE)
3. ART SUBMITTED TAIL SIDE DOWN.
4. CONVERT ALL TEXT TO OUTLINES/SHAPES.
5. SUBMIT ART IN CHAPMAN TEMPLATE.
6. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE A SEPARATE  JPEG VERSION FOR PROOFING.  (ie. FILE>SAVE FOR WEB>JPG)
7. ALL COLOR GRAPHICS WILL NEED “WHITE BACKING”  TO HELP ADHERE THE GRAPHIC TO THE WOOD.
8. SOLID BLACK COLOR GRAPHICS WILL NEED “CLEAR INK BACKING” TO HELP ADHERE THE GRAPHIC TO THE WOOD.
9. ALL GRAPHICS WITH A CLEAR BACKGROUND OR A KNOCKOUT IN THE GRAPHIC WILL NEED BOTH “WHITE BACKING” AND “CLEAR INK BACKING”.
10. WHEN SAVING ILLUSTRATOR FILE WITH LINKED IMAGES, MAKE SURE TO CHECK OFF “INCLUDE LINKED FILES”.

SPOT COLOR print process:

SPOT color print process is for graphics that have seven or less colors in the graphic. Preferably in vector format. 
1. EACH COLOR MUST BE ON ITS OWN LAYER. EX. ALL OF THE BLACK ON ITS OWN LAYER, ALL OF THE WHITE ON ITS OWN LAYER, ETC.
2. SAVE VECTOR-BASED PRODUCTION ART FILE AS ( .ai ) ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR FILE FORMAT.
3. PROVIDE PANTONE PMS COLORS. (PANTONE SOLID + COATED)
4. PROVIDE PROOF AS PER INSTRUCTION #6 ABOVE.
5. LABLE EACH LAYER WITH THE APPROPRIATE PMS COLOR.

CMYK PRINT PROCESS:

CMYK print process is for graphics that contain a lot of colors. Typically used for photographs and paintings that contain a lot of different colors.
1. SAVE FILE AS .PSD OR LAYERED .TIFF USING PHOTOSHOP.
2. 300 RESOLUTION AT 9” x 33” inches (ART SHOULD BE RECTANGLE).
3. IMAGE MODE SET TO CMYK.

ARTWORK NEEDS TO MEET CHAPMAN SPECS

IF YOU NEED HELP GETTING YOUR ARTWORK FILES SET UP CORRECTLY FOR PRODUCTION. WE PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH GRAPHIC ART FILES AT AN HOURLY RATE OF $60/hr. IF ANY SUBMITTED ART FILES FAIL TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED ABOVE, WE WILL CONTACT THE CUSTOMER DESCRIBING THE ISSUE. IN ADDITION WE CAN PROVIDE AN ESTIMATE TO CORRECT THE ISSUE.