Digital file guidelines
We're here to help you create high-quality artwork, though not all files are created equal! This guide will tell you how to send set up art files that will translate to great prints with no surprises. If we notice anything unusual in your file---such as blur, pixelated images, missing text, etc---we'll let you know and help you make it perfect!
Please outline or rasterize any and all type, text, fonts, etc. Alternatively, you may provide us with the font file when collecting your files for delivery.
If you have images in your file, you must make sure to embed them prior to saving for print.
Vector logos are always preferred. Logos saved in a raster format will have limited scalability.
We use CMYK color values when printing. Please avoid sending files with different color profiles [RGB, LAB, Greyscale, etc] as this will result in unexpected colors when printed.
Use the Pantone matching system (PMS) whenever possible in order to achieve the best color matching with your file. Color is device dependent, and the same PMS color will look different depending on what printer and media is used. Please note that we use a 6-color process and some PMS colors are impossible to match.
Print files should be supplied at full scale and proportional to the desired output.
Please do not send art that is smaller than 1:10 desired scale.
Please provide files at 150 dpi or 300 dpi for best results.
PLEASE NOTE: If our design team is required to make any adjustments to your files other than re-sizing and basic prep, you could be subject to a design fee.
Image files with the following extensions are unacceptable:
-Quark Xpress 6.0
Image files with the following extensions are preferred:
-Vector files such as .svg, .eps, and .ai are generally the standard of the digital printing industry, especially for large format printing due to their scalability.