- COLOR MATCHING
Mouse Pads are printed with 4-color process inks rather than spot colors. 4-color process allows you to print as many different colors as you want for one price. All PMS colors will be converted to the closest 4-color process match. A perfect match cannot be guaranteed. Non-standard CMYK imprint colors are available at no additional charge. PMS Metallic colors are not available. Files submitted in RGB will be converted to CMYK which may result in color shifts. Due to the digital artwork printing process, using placed raster or photograph images limits our ability to make color corrections. When color is critical, we recommend a product proof.
- ARTWORK STANDARDS
Guidelines for sending in your art can be found in the help section. Please see below for details specific to BIC Mouse Pads.
- FABRIC SURFACE MINIMUM LINE WEIGHTS & TYPE SIZES
Due to the specialized process used to create fabric surface BIC Mouse Pads, there will be some dot gain on the final image (100% to 400%). This can fill in small type and reverse or "knock out" art. Minimum text is 12 point font. Minimum reverse text is 18 point font. Minimum line thickness is .5 point, minimum reverse line thickness is 1 point. If font sizes at or below these minimums are critical, then a firm surface mouse pad is recommended.
- FIRM SURFACE MINIMUM LINE WEIGHTS & TYPE SIZES
Text can be as small as 6 point on most fonts. Lighter fonts may need to be larger. Lines must be .5 point thick (). Reversed lines must be 1 point thick ().
There is no extra charge for bleeds. Art intended to print to the edge must extend 3/16" outside the cut line. Critical elements of your image must remain 3/16" inside the cut line.
We do not recommend borders on BIC Mouse Pads. If a border is necessary, it must be a minimum of 1/4" thick.
Always provide a layout and a hard copy of your art so we will know how you want your BIC Mouse Pads to look. Provide a color composite of multi-color images when sending in production-ready art or send it in color, digitally (VECTOR ART preferred). High resolution images are $250(G). This charge will be waived if the art is supplied digitally in CMYK format and properly sized to the product ordered. If color matching is critical, a product proof is recommended.
Proofs are provided upon request and include free overnight delivery. A product proof at $50(G) is recommended when color matching is critical and colors other than our standard imprint colors are used. Please allow 5 additional working days for a product proof. A free product proof will be provided on each order over catalog quantity. For custom shape BIC Mouse Pads please allow 3-working days for a fax proof. Product proofs are available, however a die charge of $150(G) applies.
- SPECIAL PACKAGING
Poly-bagging is available on BIC Mouse Pads (allow 2 additional working days). 1-5 pads per poly-bag, $.20(G) per pad.
Standard Imprint Colors
All colors print in CMYK. Due to our printing process, these standard colors may appear different than what is shown above.