Label Artwork Guidelines
Our detailed artwork guideline documents give overviews to the types of artwork we can accept and use, along with detailed guidelines for designers or those looking to make their artwork well suited to their chosen production process.
Variable Data Labels
Use this guide to help prepare your variable data spreadsheets so that your labels can be printed quickly and easily, and see the different options available for your label presentation.
Introduction to Vector Artwork
Vector artwork is an important part of your label design, but what exactly is it? Our introduction gives you a basic overview of why we ask for vector artwork, and the benefits it has for your labels.
Frequently Asked Questions
What requirements are there for artwork?
There are a variety of requirements for artwork in order to achieve the best quality print.
What requirements are there for variable data?
We're able to print a variety of variable data using different print processes, but there are some limitations.
I can't meet a requirement - what now?
Depending on the requirement, there may be a degree of flexibility that means we can still make your labels. For example, we recommend that digital prints use 300 DPI images for best results, but we can print lower quality. Alternatively, we state that we can't print very small text on our Hot Foil press, which is because the print will merge together.
Are there any other guidelines or requirements?
Sometimes due to the combination of a print process, materials and artwork design, there may be some additional limitations which aren't detailed on this page.
Can Crown Labels produce my artwork?
Depending on the complexity of your label, we might be able to assemble a design for you.
Why are there lots of artwork guidelines?
We know the list of requirements can look daunting, but if you're able to ensure that your artwork meets all of them then it means that your label will look the best it can possibly be.
What should I tell my artwork designer?
We've produced a range of documents which go into detail about our print capabilities for each print process.
What is vector artwork?
Vector artwork is a type of artwork which is able to be adjusted and resized without reducing in quality. It's recommended and sometimes required for your labels in order to achieve a better quality print.