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Step 3. Place Artwork into Die Template. (Order Die)
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||Using your Vector Artwork
Drawing Program open the Artwork you want on your die. Group the entire
Artwork. Copy and past the Artwork into the Die Template. Then
center the artwork in the template. The artwork position should be 4 1/4"
and 5.5". The Artwork should appear to be centered in the template.
Now save the completed file where you can find it for later use. Do
not save is as your template.
Now you are ready to send your file to your die maker. Most die
makers will want a Encapsulated PostScript or .esp. file. You will
need to Export your file to .eps. Make sure you convert any fonts
you may have used to curves. When exporting your file. It is also
good practice send a .pdf file of your die so the die maker can see that
the .eps file opened properly.