Graphic Specifications

  • When using Pantone® colors, provide the numbers. If you are unsure about your Pantone® color selections, please contact us for assistance at: 800.879.8273 or
  • Any spot colors must be designated in the colors palette by a Pantone® solid-coated color with a PMS number.
  • Include all fonts with your file. Or, outline all fonts before saving your file.
  • Fonts are limited in size by the silkscreening process. Details below.
    • Spot Colors:
    • 4 pt. minimum in positive
    • 5 pt minimum in negative (knockout)
    • 4-Color Process:
    • 6 pt minimum in positive
    • 7 pt minimum in negative (knockout)
    • Halftones:
    • 7 pt minimum in positive
    • 7 pt minimum in negative (knockout)
  • Send a color hardcopy proof with all artwork.
  • Send vector-based artwork when possible. If vector-based artwork is not possible, 300 DPI is the minimum resolution of all raster artwork.
  • Save all artwork in CMYK gamut whenever possible; RGB gamut artwork may require manipulation.
  • Artwork in Pantone® or Duotone gamut will be accepted, but needs to be saved and setup correctly as an EPS or native file.

Note: Preferred development applications are: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and QuarkXpress.

  • The MediaXpress screen press can accommodate any combination of up to 5 colors.
  • When screen printing on CD media without a white flood under process inks, colors WILL NOT appear the same as they do on paper.
  • Be advised that although every effort will be made to make an exact color match, the nature of screen printing on the surface of CD media will cause slight variations. Example: Pantoneâ and other process tints that are less than 15% are unlikely to screen properly. Tints less than 10% may not screen print. Tints of 85% or higher may screen as a solid color.