Free Custom Imprinted Promotional Product Art

Custom Imprinted Product Art Gemline

Art Requirements

Gemline accepts artwork in any form or format, but electronic art is the best method to ensure speedy and accurate production. Please ensure all artwork includes the format used, a distributor name, PO number and contact name.

Electronic Art

We use the latest software versions of Adobe Illustrator CC (.ai) and Adobe Photoshop CC (.psd). For all other software, please save files as an encapsulated postscript (.eps) file. Such files are generally acceptable, as long as the file has been exported as an .eps file and not merely renamed as such. Departure from our standards may result in delays to production schedule.

Embroidery Digitizing/Art

Art must be digitized to prepare a disk for embroidery. Please note that disks used for other items such as apparel or hats may need to be redigitized to work on bag fabrics which are generally coarser in weave. For embroidery artwork we prefer Wilcom 3.x or earlier (.emb). We also accept stitch tapes in Tajima (.dst), Barudan (.dsb), Melco (.exp) and Brother (.pes) formats. Camera Ready Electronic art requires digitizing charges. Stitch tapes require digitizing charges for changes in size. Text should not be less than 1/4" high. Color stops should specify Robison Anton SSR-8 thread color code, otherwise all thread colors will be converted to Robison Anton SSR-8.

Additional Requirements

  • Convert all type to curves, paths or outlines (vector art). If this is not possible, also attach font file.
  • If line screen or dot pattern is used, a 35-line screen must be used with percentages no less than 10% nor greater than 40%. Files that include gradients or blends will need alterations for optimum printing quality.
  • 300 PPI at the size of imprint is the lowest working resolution for raster format and art work.
  • For large art files (greater that 10MB), please send your art via and reference your PO# and Distributor Name in the message body. Please use as the recipient. Please contact Gemline Customer Service for assistance.

Artwork Submission

Email art to

Please include a color print of all electronic art.

Please include the following in the "subject" field:

  • Distributor's Name
  • Purchase Order Number
  • Contact Name

E-mails received without identification will be returned to sender delaying the production time. We can accept compressed files, if necessary, with Stuffit, Win-Zip, or Self extracting archive (.sea).

Note: Microsoft office programs (i.e., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, etc.) are not graphics programs and are not acceptable file formats. Gemline can recreate or alter most formats to meet printing requirements, but a delay in the production schedule may occur.


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