When placing your order through our website, follow all the steps for purchasing your selected product. When you reach the summary page within the ordering process add a comment in the special instruction area, letting us know you’ll be sending artwork to us. Once we have your order & your art file we'll be able to send a proof for your approval, before printing. Proofs have a first time fee of $22 and are $16 for any additional proofs needed.
Note: If you’d rather work directly with one of our customer service representatives instead of ordering through crane.com, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them directly at 1-800-268-2281. They’ll be happy to provide you with all the necessary details.
We'll need the following details emailed to us at email@example.com along with your art file.
Or you can mail us your art slick, flash drive, DVD or CD at:
1466 Curran Highway
North Adams, MA 01247
We currently support the following file extensions from both Mac and PC software programs (our preferred is listed first):
.jpg, .bmp, .doc and .psd are great for emailing or websites, but for paper printing, they are not acceptable.
If your artwork is in one of these file formats, please make sure it is high resolution (at least 1200 dpi) and in black and white format. We may have to make changes to the artwork, and because fonts can differ from program to program, please email us a clear copy of the artwork with your order.
Multi-color artwork needs to be in an .eps vector file format [CMYK spot], as does black and white artwork that was created or developed using Adobe Illustrator. Color artwork that’s a .pdf or .tif file and requires us to do a color separation, may incur a fee. There will be no additional fee for printing in Crane standard ink colors. If you require a PMS match, there is a flat fee of $80 per color for thermography & flat print processes or $150 for letterpress and engraving processes, and please use the “U” version.
Please note that when we evaluate customer supplied artwork, a charge of $100 will be applied if your artwork must be re-submitted. If your artwork is high-resolution and found usable, then the evaluation charge is waived.
If you created your artwork in Quark, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Corel PhotoPaint or as a .pdf, please include the font or fonts.
If we need to re-work your art file so it usable for printing, we’ll let you know. Fees for changes will be communicated prior for approval. We also suggest proofs ($22 for the first proof, $16 for each additional proof) before processing your order takes place.
Make sure your image is a .tif or .jpg, and that its resolution is at least 300 dpi. If not uploading your photo through our online services, please send all digital photos as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, and make sure you include a customer name, order number and contact info so we can match your photo to your order.
Photographs can also be mailed to us at the address provided above, and will be returned to you with your printed order. Please don’t send negatives, as those cannot be converted to a digital image.
In addition, if you’d like us to print a color photo in black and white or Sepia, be sure to let us know.
If you’re using a photo taken by a professional photographer, please get authorization for use from them first. Once it’s in our hands, we trust you’ve already taken this step.
We have a team of artists that are here to help you create the perfect design, whether it’s just a touchup or turning a rough idea into a usable image.
Receiving unusable artwork means spending time making it usable. Below we’ve created a handy list of what your artwork should (and shouldn’t) strive to be.
What Useable Artwork Is
What Useable Artwork is Not