Submitting Artwork To Us
Before submitting your artwork to us, take a minute to review the below file specifications. Below are the optimal settings, formats, and specifications you’ll need in order to save time and insure your graphics print exactly how you’ve designed them!
We commonly work with:
Fonts must be converted to outlines. If fonts are not created to outlines, please provide Windows fonts.
Preferred file formats:
.ai .eps .indd .pdf .psd .tiff .jpg (high resolution only)
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 in our system. Photoshop is preferred when using these special effects.
All files are printed as CMYK format. Please send files with a CMYK build. Please provide a PDF layout or hard copy proof of the files being printed.
If Pantone colors need to be matched please specify on purchase order or hard copy proof. All critical Pantone colors need to be called out in the file.
Orders without indication of Pantone colors, supplied proofs or requested hard copy proofs are NOT guaranteed for color.
All raster files (either print files or linked files) must be at 120-150 pixels per inch at 100%.
Mural files must be built as one file. Please note where panel breaks are located and try to minimize the amount of type that crosses over the panel breaks.
All graphics produced require specific bleeds. Below is a general outline for the required bleeds.
Dsg & Inkjet: 1/2” bleed around the perimeter
Dye sub: 2” bleed on left & right sides
4” bleed on top & bottom
Please keep all logos, type, and critical information at least 2” in from the visual edge of the graphic.
Each product has specific bleed requirements. Please ask your account executive for clarification on which process your project is using.