For the best results, please be sure your artwork meets our specifications

Vector Files

We recommend for high quality prints that you use a vector file. Formats that we accept are .ai, .pdf, .eps, or .svg filetypes. This is ideal for solid areas of color and text that we will print with a method called spot color printing. Please ensure that there are no raster images embedded within your vector file. If you don’t send us a font, you will need to make sure you convert all your text to outlines. Also be sure to convert all colors in your artwork to spot colors and label the swatches with PMS (Pantone Matching System) numbers. By utilizing the Pantone Matching System, we are able to communicate color clearly.

Raster Files

Raster images are also acceptable. You can send us layered .psd, .pdf, or .tif filetypes to be prepared for print. Raster images won’t have as perfect resolution as vector files. If you are unable to send a layered or color separated file, we’d be glad to help! All Raster images must meet or exceed 300 ppi (pixels-per-inch) when rendered at the actual imprint size. Raster elements and art files must be sized to 100% or larger than the actual imprint size.

Vector Artwork Files (.Ai, .EPS)
All type that must be converted to outlines (curves), or package the file so the font is included with your artwork.

If the file contains any linked (placed) raster images, these images must meet Goodtimes Mfg. minimum requirement (300 ppi) for resolution when rendered at 100% actual imprint size and must be submitted with the original vector file.

Please convert all colors in your artwork to spot colors and label the swatches with PMS(Pantone Matching System) numbers. By utilizing the Pantone Matching System, we are able to communicate color clearly.

Raster Artwork files (.PSD, .TIF)
All Raster elements and art files must be sized to 100% or larger than the actual imprint size.

All Raster images must meet or exceed 300 ppi (pixels-per-inch) when rendered at the actual imprint size.

All raster elements must be submitted in the original color space (RGB or CMYK). We recommend full color graphics in RGB color space. If your artwork was created in CMYK color space, do not convert to RGB color.

Acrobat Files (.PDF)
PDF files created from vector files must retain the editing capabilities of the program that was used to create them.
PDF files must meet the minimum requirements for raster and vector art files as outlined by Goodtimes Mfg.

Maximum Print Size

Our maximum print size is 15″W x 15″H. If you are unsure of appropriate print size for the location of your print please contact us,
we will be happy to assist you.

Art Changes
A minimum of fifteen minutes is required for pre-press set up on every job. Pre-press time will be charged at $60 per hour unless quoted otherwise. Upon receiving artwork Goodtimes Mfg. will give an estimated amount of pre-press time beyond 15 minutes.