At Coast Label Company all prepress work is performed in house by our team of specialists. By having the entire label engineering and production process under one roof we are able to control the development of your label project from start to finish. This ensures quality, speed, and cost control.
Our prepress process, along with the rest of our manufacturing operation, operates with an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Quality System. We have defined repeatable procedures to ensure consistent quality.
Coast Label is also a L.I.F.E.® Certified Facility–proof of our commitment to responsible environmental practices in the production of your order. We recycle all plate making materials and chemistry as part of our commitment to maintaining the smallest possible environmental footprint.
Click here for information on how to prepare and submit artwork.
What vector formats do you accept?
What is the difference between a vector file and a raster file?
A vector file is a collection of connected lines and curves that produce objects in an art file. Vector files are defined by math, not pixels. They can be scaled to any proportion while maintaining clarity. Colors can be changed, trapped and separated with ease. Unlike raster files, quality is not limited by dots per inch. A raster file is a collection of dots called pixels. Each pixel is a tiny colored square. When an image is scanned or photographed, it is converted to a collection of pixels called a raster file.
If you would like to see an example of the visual differences between what the printed text would look like from a vector file and a raster file please click the link below:
Click here for a Demonstration of a vector file vs a raster file.