Artwork Guidelines

Below our are guild lines for submitting your membrane switch or graphic overlay artwork, such as acceptable software and file formats, image resolution, fonts, colors and bleeds. For more information on our artwork guidelines please contact us and one of our engineers will get back to you.


Epec currently support following software:

  • AutoCAD (.dwg & .dxf)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
  • Adobe InDesign (.indd)
  • CorelDraw (.cdr)

Other Acceptable Formats:

  • Adobe Portable Document File (.pdf)
  • Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg)
  • Tagged Image File (.tif or .tiff)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd)

Many other formats exist for electronic file transfer. If you have a file type other than what is listed above please send us what you have and we will do our best to accommodate your format.


A minimum resolution of 300 dpi is recommended. Lower formats may result in poor quality reproduction.

Text & Fonts

All text needs to be converted to outlines to prevent character or font substitution. Convert the fonts to "curves" (when using CorelDraw) or "Create Outlines" (when using Adobe Illustrator).

If you do not have this capability please include any associated font files along with your graphic file.

If fonts are not included or converted to curves we cannot guarantee the graphics will match your intended design.


Artwork should be submitted as process (CMYK) or spot colors. Please provide the CMYK or Pantone color being used with your artwork file.

Linked Graphics

If you are using a program that allows for linked images, rather than embedded in the file, please provide linked graphics separately in one of the following formats:

  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
  • Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
  • Bitmap (.bmp)
  • Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg)
  • Tag Image File (.tif)


Elements that extend beyond the edge cut (bleeds) should extend a minimum of .125" beyond the edge cut.

Artwork Proofs

Our standard procedure is to e-mail you a color .pdf file for approval before production begins.

This proof will be exactly what we plan to print and you should be carefully reviewed. The colors shown in the proof will be close approximations of your specified color(s), but should not be used for color matching purposes.

Please note that while we make every effort to create the artwork exactly to your requirements, it is your responsibility to verify we have accurately interpreted your design. The due date for your approval of the returned proof is critical to maintaining your project's production schedule.

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