Open the provided template pdf in Adobe Illustrator.
Put all of the printed designs in the layer labelled “Artwork” (if the Artwork layer is not present, create a new layer in the layers palette).
For any additional printing methods, should they apply, create new layers and please label their intent (Spot UV, Foil, PMS Spot Colors, etc. Again, only if they apply).
When the artwork is completed:
Package the file (including links and fonts)
In the links palette, click the flyout menu and with each linked image selected, choose “Embed Image(s)”. *Please ensure all images are converted to CMYK in photoshop prior to placing in to your Illustrator template.
Save the document as a pdf (“File” > “Save As”), making sure to:
A) Turn all fonts to outlines (select all, in the “Type” menu select “Create Outlines”
B) “Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities”
Create a new InDesign document at the size of the pdf template (document size can be found by opening the pdf in Acrobat and hovering your mouse near the bottom left corner of the window).
Place the template in the document (“File” > “Place”), then lock that layer.
Create another layer for the artwork.
For any additional printing methods, should they apply, create new layers and please label their intent (Spot UV, Foil, etc. Again, only if they apply).
Make sure to design your buttons on the Artwork Layer. When you have completed the artwork, please package the file (including links and fonts).