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Artwork guidelines

Acceptable File Types
Adobe Illustrator (.ai ) 
Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
EPS
PDF

*Please note that saving a png, jpeg or tiff file as one of the acceptable files types above does not change the file or make it acceptable.


Strokes & Fonts - All strokes MUST be expanded and all text MUST be converted to outlines. This eliminates the need for you to supply fonts used in the design.


Artwork Recreation- We can in most cases re-create artwork should it be un-available in vector format. We do charge for this service, price can be discussed based on the project.  


BMP, PNG, JPG, TIFF, GIF – All of these file types are pixel based files and are not recommended for large format printing. A PNG file with a transparent background may be acceptable if it has a high enough resolution for the print project.


Color Matching - We require a physical sample of the colors you would like to use in your printed artwork to ensure color accuracy. If you have used Pantone colors in your artwork we will still need a physical color sample because printed colors vary from the color that appears on your computer screen. We can then do test prints to ensure that our color matching is accurate.


Vehicle Wraps - If you are designing your own vehicle wrap it advisable to design on a template that is customized for the make/model/year of your vehicle. We can provide this template for you or you can purchase it from an outside source. We recommend building the design at 10% of the actual size. Make sure that the resolution will be between 200-300 dpi when it is output at 100% of its actual size.

Artwork Approval Process - For most jobs, we will send a design proof that must be signed and returned before print production is started. 

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We have a few recommendations to guide you through the process of sending us artwork for reproduction. Following these guidelines will ensure trouble free reproduction of your artwork.​