To begin, we accept a wide variety of file formats for print files including, but not limited to: .pdf, .eps, .tif, .psd, .jpg as well as native Illustrator files .ai.
All fonts should be converted to outlines to ensure accuracy of text on the final printed pieces.
We would like files to be provided in CMYK color mode.
All files should be set up at final size or scaled proportionally, however when working with Photoshop or raster images you must take into consideration the resolution of the file and adjust accordingly, as an example, if you have a 100 dpi final size image (48x96) it should be 200 dpi at half scale (24x48) and 400 dpi at quarter scale (12x24).
Resolution for raster images varies depending on output device and final output size. Generally small graphics such as stickers/decals should be 300 dpi at final size.
We can print as low as 100 dpi but the quality will drop accordingly. Signs and other graphics printing on our Flatbed printer should be 150 dpi at final size, however we can print at 100 dpi and even 72 dpi for very large signs, banner and murals.
Bleed Requirements: When the image or color extends to the edge, it is necessary to include bleed. Please keep all text at least 0.125” inside the finished edge or cut-line.
Pantone colors, when converted to CMYK can result in undesirable colors. All files with Pantone colors should be converted to CMYK. The only exception to this rule is when submitting files for screen printing. Spot colors are required in vector files for all screen print orders. We offer 16 standard colors for our corrugated plastic signs. If a PMS match is required, there is a fee per color.
Blue output: Depending on your CMYK color build, some blues can come out purple. As a rule of thumb, make sure to leave at least a 30% difference in your Cyan and Magenta values. For example: C-100 M-70 Y-0 K-0