ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS
Illustrator CC or below
High quality, editable PDFs, Photoshop and Illustrator files are preferred, as they are more suitable applications for large format printing. Art time will be charged if files need to be fixed or altered to meet guidelines. When sending files, please be sure to include all support art (fonts, linked images, etc).
Please note that Illustrator special effects such as glows, transparencies, or drop shadows are not recommended. These effects sometimes have unpredictable results when printing. Photoshop is preferred when using these special effects.
Fonts must be converted to outlines. If fonts are not created to outlines, please provide Macintosh or TruType fonts. If changes need to be made in the file, please provide the fonts and a version of the file with editable type.
Please provide all vector files (Illustrator and InDesign) in CMYK format. Please supply all raster artwork (Photoshop files, jpgs, tiffs) in RGB format for the most accurate color output. Please provide a hard copy proof of the files being printed for color accuracy and a PDF layout for file layout accuracy.
If Pantone colors need to be matched please specify on purchase order or hard copy reference. All critical Pantone colors need to be called out in the file as solid coated swatches. If multiple Pantone swatches are used in the file, all will be matched to solid coated unless otherwise specified.
Please feel free to submit catalogs, brochures,
printed proofs, etc. to use for a color reference.
If color matching is required for Photoshop
may be charged to correct flattened Photoshop files.
If color matching to existing graphics, we will need those back to review. Please contact your sales representative for a case number.
We guarantee color matching on all hard copy proofs, specified Pantone colors and client- supplied hard copy proofs. Orders without indication of Pantone colors, supplied hard copy proofs or requested hard copy proofs are not guaranteed for color.
All raster files (either print files or linked files) must be at 100-120 pixels per inch at 100%.
Each product has specific bleed requirements. Please refer to graphic template for specific information.