Share Your Files with Every USB
Share the files for your artwork, data & drive icons to be loaded directly on the flash drive, or data to be used for materials in creating publishing services like the Launch Menu or Virtual book.
Typically, our customers provide artwork right away, and we produce the printed parts while they prepare and share their data files at a later time. Return to this page whenever you have more files to share for your order.
Before You Share!
Learn how to get the highest quality flash drives with tips about preparing your materials.
- Consider print area size - Other than some very large exceptions, most print areas on custom flash drives are very small. Please consider the size and shape of your text when finalizing your design. Keep it as simple as possible to represent your brand.
- Choose appropriate colors - Select colors that contrast well with the background color of the flash drive or packaging to enhance readability. Keep in mind that colors may appear differently when printed, so always test print your design before finalizing it.
- Simplify your design - Given the small print area, avoid overcrowding your design with too many elements. Instead, focus on your logo or a simple message that represents your brand effectively.
- Select the right font - Choose a font that is clear, legible, and scalable to various sizes. Avoid using fonts with intricate details, as they may become difficult to read when printed on a small surface.
- Ensure proper alignment - Align your design elements properly to create a balanced look. This will not only make the design visually appealing but also easier to read.
- Opt for durable printing methods - Consider using printing techniques such as UV printing or laser engraving to ensure that your design lasts longer and resists wear and tear.
- Test print your design - Before committing to the final design, always do a test print on a sample flash drive or packaging. This will allow you to check for any inconsistencies or errors and make adjustments if necessary.
- Vector vs. raster formats - Opt for vector file formats when printing Pantone colors via silk screen and high-resolution images when printing full color. To achieve a clear and sharp print, use images with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. This will ensure that your design looks professional and is easily readable.
Vector files print line art, text, or simple logos and is certainly your best option if your drives are being printed with the silk screen method. These formats work well for all imprint methods and are easy to manipulate.
- EPS is universal vector formats that can be used for all imprint methods.
- AI is an Adobe Illustrator specific vector format that is also widely used and supported.
- PDF is a versatile vector format that can be opened and edited using a variety of software applications. However, PDFs can contain raster graphics, which do not print well with certain imprint methods.
If you're looking to print photos or images with lots of detail, then raster graphics are the way to go. These formats work well for direct full color and UV imprint methods.
- JPG, JPEG, TIF, GIF, BMP, and PNG are universal raster formats that can be used for all imprint methods.
- PSD is an Adobe Photoshop specific raster format that is widely used and supported.
Create a folder on your computer(preferably in your Google Drive or Dropbox folder if you have one of these services) and copy all of the data that you would like to be loaded onto your drives into the folder:
If you have data for multiple versions, place each version of the data in it's own folder.
Note: This is just a tip to help you organize your files on your computer. Multiple versions will be uploaded individually through this form.
Be Descriptive - Give your files a name that describes its contents. Avoid using generic names like "document" or "file", instead include specific information about the file's subject matter.
Keep it Short - Long file names are difficult to read and make it harder to navigate your files. Try to keep your file names concise and to the point.
Use Title Case - Title case is where the first letter of each word in the file name is capitalized, except for very small words like "and" or "the". It is commonly used to make text easier to read. Example: This is my Introduction.pdf, Title Case is the Best Case for Readability.Docx
There is no way to guarantee the order that your files will appear to the end user without creating a menu of files on the drive. If a user has their computer set to sort their files by date or type, then the the files on the flash drive will be displayed how it is set.
You can attempt to control the display order of your files by naming them to include a numerical prefix.