At Alpine Packaging, our products’ success—from our custom labels and poly bags to flexible packaging and poly films—is based on a collaborative approach.  We are a sum of our parts, and every single person and department is an important part of the overall product.  Here we’d like to focus on our art department: What they do, how they do it, and why they’re important to the overall process.

Alpine Graphics Room

 

Our art department has a range of capabilities that includes typesetting, page layout, creative design, reworking art files, and outputting customers’ art files for plate production. Art files are received from industries ranging from consumer product goods to tire labels—and lots in between—and often make plates for other companies, including printers, trade shops, corrugated products, and envelope and poly film printers.  In short, our skills are numerous. Working with the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, we are a talented team who can create design solutions from any concept (even from bar napkins!), and will happily design from scratch. Artwork can either be composed of Pantone spot colors or four color process, which is a build of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.

What are some things to keep in mind when considering artwork?:

  • Accepted art files (for compatibility reasons) are Adobe Illustrator .eps, .ai, and .pdf files
  • If artwork contains photos/images created in Photoshop that require four color process (CMYK) printing, artwork should be in highest resolution JPEG for highest quality possible
  • If we do not have the same fonts as you supply, it is helpful to include font files with your artwork or convert the fonts to outline (changing the fonts to a vector object)
  • Images can be lost in translation, therefore we recommend including JPEGs with your art files

We are proud of the skills, expertise, and creativity of our art department, and are sure you will be too.  If you have any questions about the above mentioned tips, or want to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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