Artwork (graphic arts)

Artwork (also known as art layout drawing) is a type of drawing that serves a graphical representation of an image for its reproduction onto a substrate via various processes, such as silkscreen, label making and other printing methods. Transfer of the image often involves a photographic process.

Historically, some types of artworks were prepared on clear polyester drafting film or similar media for strength, durability and dimensional stability.[1] Modern artwork may be stored electronically, such as those created in Adobe Illustrator file format (.ai).

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  1. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008, "Undimensioned Drawings", ASME Y14.31-2008, ¶4, "Drawings that require strength, durability, and dimensional stability shall be prepared on Class 1 polyester film..."
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