Files can be set up on Mac or PC platforms: most desirable software to create files is Adobe Illustrator.
Print-ready high-resolution PDFs are also welcome.
If you send us a PDF file, it should be created with a consistent, colour profile (all RGB or all CMYK). We recommend Adobe’s “High Quality Print” pre-set with no compression on images OR Line Art. PDFs that are all line-art can use the “Press Quality” pre-set, but note that by default, the PDF will be converted to a CMYK SWOP 2-colour space. It is helpful to pre-flatten the PDF if it has any transparencies.
Be sure to include all required images (preferably TIFF, PSD, JPG or EPS), CONVERT ALL FONTS TO OUTLINES (CURVES), and include any PMS#s and/or provide colour-matched proofs.
BLEEDS, if applicable, must be at least 1/4″ (1/2” preferable) beyond finished size on all four sides.
To achieve optimal resolution, an image file should be created @ 150 ppi at full-size or @ 600 ppi at ¼ size. Example:
|1′ x 2′
||1′ x 2′
|1′ x 2’
||2′ x 4’
|1′ x 2′
||4′ x 8′
Large Format signage (i.e. 16′ x 24′) requires tiling. We prefer to set this up internally.