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Document File Guidelines

Below is a list of recommended guidelines for submitting your graphic or document for printing. If you have any other questions regarding file requirements please contact us and one of our sales associates will be happy to answer any question you may have.

ACCEPTED FILE TYPES:

•  Ai. [Adobe Illustrator]

• EPS. [Encapsulated Post Script]

• PDF. [Portable Document Format]

• TIFF. [Tagged Image Format File]

- All files must be built in CMYK [Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black].

- Please convert all fonts to Outlines and embed all images and objects.

 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

Quality is our top priority so to ensure we meet or exceed your standards we do not accept graphics or files in: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Corel Draw. Adobe products are preferred for artwork creation.

 

VECTOR GRAPHICS:

•  Ai. [Adobe Illustrator]

• EPS. [Encapsulated Post Script]

• PDF. [Portable Document Format]

All files must be built in CMYK [Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black]

Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines and embed all images. If contour cut is required, please include layer labeled “contour cut line”.

 

RASTERIZED GRAPHICS:

When submitting rasterized files please submit as a layered .PSD [Photoshop] file or flattened .TIFF [Tagged Image Format File] for best results.

All files must be built in CMYK [Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black] with all fonts converted to outlines.

 

SIZE | BLEED AREA:

• All files must be submitted at 100% scale if program allows or at 10% if necessary.

When submitting raster files at 10% scale, please adjust DPI to match image.

[example: 72dpi at 100% = 720 dpi at 10%]

Image bleeds must be included with submitted files.

Business cards: 1/4 inch • Banners: 1 inch • Contour Cut Pieces: 1/4 inch. Please give us a call for correct bleed area needed on your project.

 

RESOLUTION:

• No less than 72 dpi: Vehicle Graphics | Outdoor Graphics | Banners | Signage | Window Graphics

• No less than 100 dpi: Close view items such as: Displays | Sightline Signage | Business cards | Flyers | Backlit |

   Menus | Etc.

 

COLORS:

• Please build files in CMYK [Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black]

• If PMS [Pantone Match System] colors are used please let us know by pointing them out and requested a color

   match print proof. Please note that not all PMS colors are achievable with process color printing but we will

   match it as close as possible.

• When dealing with [Solid Blacks], please specify the exact color needed to ensure we meet your expectations.

• CMYK is preferred in the creation of the file as RGB files may shift in color or lose vibrancy.

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