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Graphics

Graphics and Artwork

JD's Sportsline provides graphics to enhance your products. All our retail merchandise carries graphics generated by our graphics department. Looking for new graphics for a logo, or have an idea for a new logo? Send us your ideas and let our graphic designer bring your logo to life. Just give us a call or email.

If you are looking for a more extensive graphic design or a complete line of designs for promotional products, brochures, print design, webpage designing or illustration, please contact Michael Eby at ebyart or check out his website at ebyart.com. Michael is JD's Sportsline prime graphic designer and he can provide JD's with the correct type of artwork that is best suited for your applicatiion - combining your ideas and his expertise.

Artwork Requirements

Graphics can be supplied in a number of ways. Ideally, computer files are best because they allow for the most control and flexibility.

Best (PC Applications)
• CorelDraw X6 or earlier (.cdr files) with text converted to curves (or fonts supplied for PC only)

• Adobe Illustrator CS3 or earlier with text converted to curves. Note - we have external access to the most current Adobe Illustrator files.

• EPS files with vetor images are ideal. Please ensure that all fonts have been converted to outlines

• JPG files are acceptable for photos & logos for sublimation printing. The better the resolution (within reason), the better the end result. Remember - jpegs are usually a "square" image and if used in a design, may cause problems due to the "square" image.

Digital pictures (JPG files) are always better than scanned images for pictures.

Web page logons or icons are designed for the computer screen and not for print and are generally too low in resolution to be usable.
Acceptable
• PDF files are acceptable but may not be editable
• PMT (or high resolution black & white laser output): If the logo contains strictly solid elements and no halftones (levels of grey) then supplying a PMT is fine. However, if halftones are present then supplying a PMT may necessitate the recreation of your logo (the reason: halftones do not scan well)
• TIFF, PICT, BMP and EPS bitmaps are acceptable only if the image is black and white (no halftones) and the resolution is ideal (actual imprint size x 600dpi) Non-graphic Applications: • Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect and applications like Excel and Powerpoint are not graphic applications and cannot be used to generate artwork. Typically, a user will import a graphic into one of the above applications. It is the imported graphic file that is required and not the application file. Web specific bitmaps: • web image formats like GIF, JPEG and PNG are designed for the computer screen and not for print and are generally too low in resolution to be usable. Photocopies and Stationary: • Generally speaking, providing a fax, photocopy, letterhead or business card will more than likely involve the recreation of your logo to meet graphic standards. Depending on the complexity of the logo, this may or may not require a substantial amount of work.
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• Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect and applications like Excel and Powerpoint are not graphic applications and cannot be used to generate artwork. Typically, a user will import a graphic into one of the above applications. It is the imported graphic file that is required and not the application file.
Web specific bitmaps:
• web image formats like GIF, JPEG and PNG are designed for the computer screen and not for print and are generally too low in resolution to be usable.
Photocopies and Stationary:
• Generally speaking, providing a fax, photocopy, letterhead or business card will more than likely involve the recreation of your logo to meet graphic standards. Depending on the complexity of the logo, this may or may not require a substantial amount of work.
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