Art Specs

Artwork Specifications

  • Electronic artwork should be Macintosh compatible
  • Black & white (for stock color items) or color (for custom color items) layout should be included with orders
  • 4-Color Process artwork is preferred
  • Common programs we use include:
    • Photoshop version CS or lower
    • Illustrator version CS or lower
  • All artwork should be at least 600 dpi
  • Art accepted via:

Adobe Illustrator matchbook and matchbox templates are available for download at:

Emailed artwork should be sent to [email protected] and must include your company name, P.O. number, phone, fax, state, and imprint name.

Stock Color Matchbooks

Orders for one of our stock color combinations:

  • Photoshop tiff file or black and white Illustrator .eps file with font type saved as outlines
  • Background white will print as white on stock color jobs

Exception: Two-color stock items (RWB26, RBK27, RWB303). Art must be created in Illustrator and saved as an .eps file (do not place art in Illustrator). Please save any type as outlines.

Custom Color Matches, Toothpicks & Coasters

Orders with one or more specified PMS colors or four color process:


  • Vector art (art that is created, not placed in Illustrator)
  • Save any font type as outlines (this is very important)
  • Colors should be the proper PMS color
  • Indicate if it is acceptable to for us to convert your PMS to Four Color Process
  • Four color process art should be sent as four color process, if available
  • Four color process art is preferred