HOW TO SET UP ECOSTIKS™ ARTWORK
Artwork File Setup
Every custom EcoStik™ artwork file has three attributes: Safe Area, Cut Line and Bleed.
Safe Area: All essential information on an EcoStik™ should stay inside the safe area. Generally, the safe area begins 1/8″ inside the cut line.
Bleed Line: Any artwork that goes to the edge of an EcoStik™ should extend to the Bleed line. This creates a tolerance that ensures the background doesn’t get cut off in production. The bleed extends 1/8” out from the Cut Line.
Cut Line: The Cut Line is the edge of your finished EcoStik™. Our lasers cut along this path during production. In general, the cutline is set up 1/8” out from your artwork. To set up a cut line use a vector shape with a .5 pt stroke in 100% magenta.
Vector & Raster Images
We can print Vector images, infinitely scalable graphics made up of paths, lines and shapes. Vector graphics are commonly made in Adobe Illustrator and have file extensions .ai, .eps and .svg.
We also print Raster images, made up of pixels and are photographic. Raster images need to be 300dpi at print size for high quality printing.
We want your EcoStiks™ to print with the best possible quality. Please send your artwork in vector format or raster format at 300dpi CMYK color mode in one of these file formats. Not sure? Have a different file format? No problem. Our Art Department is standing by to help advise you or to fix up your artwork for print.
Our EcoStiks™ print using CMYK process color printing. That means the colors are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, like the four colors you see in the lightbulbs here.
Our EcoStiks™ are cut with lasers following a path around the artwork. To properly set up a cut path, use a vector shape with a .5 pt stroke in 100% magenta.
Square: 2.5” x 2.5”
Rectangle – Small Bumper: 1.5’x4.5”