MAPLE RIDGE FARMS PRODUCTS
The smallest font size that can be clearly reproduced is 8 pt. in sans serif or 12 pt. in serif fonts. Script fonts must be at least 12 pt. Be sure you've chosen one of our stock fonts (Typestyles – see below). If you desire a font other than one of Maple Ridge Farms standard fonts, submit it as Vector art and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, company name, phone, email, and item(s) ordered, so it can be matched to the order(s) you've placed.
Artwork must be one color high contrast with no gradients, halftones, screens, or shadows or bold typestyles. All strokes and outlines should be 1 point or greater. Type, characters or lines that are within 1/16'' on finished art will fill in. Very fine and intricate details cannot be clearly reproduced.
Please submit VECTOR art – .eps, or .pdf file. If you have any questions, or don't have Vector art, please CONTACT US and we'll discuss creating it for you.
Please attach art to an email message, which includes your name, company name, phone, email, and item(s) ordered, so it can be matched to the order(s) you've placed and send to email@example.com.
Stock Designs – Firebranding
*Note: Limited Edition Design available on wooden boxes and cutting boards only.
Stock Designs – Foil Stamped Ribbon
Repeat Imprint – Foil-stamped ribbon only: Imprint repeats approximately every 3-5 inches. There is approximately 2-2 1/2 inches in between each imprint.
Maple Ridge Farms Stock Greeting Cards available – Options and Prices
Art Requirements for Chocolate
Art must be VECTOR art. Black art is engraved. White art is raised.
In order for your art to show well in chocolate:
- Fonts should be at least 12 pt.
- Lines and details, and spaces in between lines and details should be at least a 1 pt.
thickness and prominent lines should be thicker.
- Convert all fonts to objects.
Art Requirements for Printed Items
For best results and best print quality:
- VECTOR art works best.
- Use PMS colors whenever possible. We can’t color match without them.
- Make sure your images are embedded and fonts are converted.
Art Requirements for Hot Stamped Items
Keep in mind that art tends to thicken in the hot stamping process.
Following these hot stamping guidelines will minimize the loss of detail.
1) Even and consistent line thicknesses in your art is the most important concept to keep in mind for
the best possible results in the hot stamping.
2) Art must be in black and white only. Black represents the art to be hot stamped.
3) All lines and details must be at least a 1pt thickness. Very thin lines and details don’t always show
4) Try to leave plenty of space in between lines and details.
5) Large solid filled shapes don't adhere well to surfaces. The foil flakes off either during production
or soon after. Convert large solid shapes to white with a black outline.
6) Avoid fonts with both thick and thin lines.
7) A general guideline to follow for most fonts is to use at least a 12pt size. Script fonts and serif fonts
often need to be larger.
8) We prefer VECTOR art.
VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure that when you prepare your file all images are embedded and all fonts are converted to objects (”create outlines” in Illustrator, “convert to paths” in Freehand, “change to curves” in Corel Draw).
We accept .eps, .ai, and .pdf files. Please send VECTOR art to firstname.lastname@example.org
and attach to a message, which includes your name, company name, phone, email, and item(s) ordered, so it can be matched to the order(s) you've placed. Please tell us what type of item you are sending art for (chocolate, printed item, hot stamped item).
If you have any questions, or don't have VECTOR art, please CONTACT US and we'll discuss creating it for you.
Logo Artwork and Set Up Charges
Logo files must be Vector art submitted as an .eps file. Please attach art to an email message, which includes your name, company name, phone, email, and item(s) ordered, so it can be matched to the order(s) you've placed, and send to email@example.com. Set up charges are $60.00 per logo, per decoration method. Please CONTACT US if you don't have VECTOR art, and we'll discuss creating it for you.
Standard text does not require artwork, so there are no set up charges. Set ups will be charged for decorative text. Standard texts are:
The first art proof is provided at no charge. Additional proofs will be provided at $15.
A variety of decoration methods are offered. The decoration methods available for each product are identified in the product details.
|Imprinted Ribbon $7.95*||Direct Engraving $4.95|
|Engraved Plaque $9.95||Custom Inserts $1.95|
|Engraved Hang Tag $9.95||Sandblasting $8.95|
|Pad Printing $1.95*||Screen Printing $1.95*|
*Pad printing and screen printing are available for quantities of 75+ units.
*Imprinted ribbon for 10+ units is $7.95
Decorative Colors Available
Gift cards printed with a general or personalized message are available at no extra charge. Insertion of provided cards with general messages is available for no additional charge. Insertion of provided personalized cards must all be the same and will be charged $5.00 per card.
*Not available during December.
For other Art and Imprint Information, or any other questions, please CONTACT US.