Art Work

Submitting Your Artwork

Please provide your artwork in one of the following way:

By Email

Send your files to art@akranmarketing.com and include the following:

  • Your Name
  • Contact Number
  • Email Address
  • Project Name in the subject line
  • Special instructions, if any

By FTP

  • Upload here http://ftp.akran.com
  • Send an email to your sales person that you have uploaded the art work here

By Hardcopy in mail or by courier

Send your file to the Art Department in the following formats:

  • CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, USB Flash

When in doubt or have any question, please call or contact us and we’ll be happy to help you!

We prefer the following formats

  • Vector formats such as Adobe Illustrator EPS, AI and CorelDraw CDR
  • High resolution Adobe Photoshop PSD
  • High resolution rasterized PDF
  • High resolution bitmaps (JPEG, PNG, TIFF to the size of imprint)

Colour Considerations

  • All artwork will be converted to colours of the Pantone Matching System (PMS) for printing. Pantones do not directly correspond to RGB and CMYK colour values, so for best results and colour consistency, assign appropriate PMS colours to your submissions. (View swatches at http://media.wix.com/ugd/f1b430_430015ef6fe30ca2226c5ee9247ebb7b.pdf) 

Artwork Quality & Preparation 

  • All bitmap images (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, PSD) should be at least 300 DPI (dots per inch) at 100% of desired print size.
  • Whenever possible, size artwork to desired actual print size and  inform your account manager of desired size.
  • Convert all fonts to curves or outlines. 
  • If you require PMS colour match for spot colours please provide PMS colours, there may be some additional costs. 

File Formats that we can not work with: 

  • Low resolution less than 300 DPI PDFs and bitmaps (such as images pulled from websites BMP, JPEG, TIFF), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, Letterhead, business cards, photograph, photocopies and faxed art work
  • Images pulled off a website with 72 DPI
  • Hand-drawn or other non-digital artwork 

Note: 

If you do not have artwork that meets our needs we would be happy to assist you in modifying or creating your artwork to ensure an accurate reproduction of your logo or image is achieved. Please email us at art@akranmarketing.com to request a quote and be sure to note the name of your account manager.