SubmittingThere are just a few simple rules to follow when creating your artwork that will help to ensure a quality output from our printers.
- If you are creating artwork using raster based software such as Adobe Photoshop or if you are using vector based software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW and your design has raster images such as photos, then you must create your image the same size as your final output. For instance, if you are designing for an 18” x 24” sign panel, then your artwork should be 18” x 24” at 100dpi. If you are using vector based software and all elements of the design are vector based, then your artwork can be scaled and you just need to be sure to create the file in the exact aspect ratio of the intended output.
- Create your artwork in CMYK. In order for us to match your colors as close as possible, it is optimal that you supply us with the CMYK value for each color in your artwork. Please designate in your artwork or on supporting documentation what the exact CMYK values are. If you would like to match your colors to PMS values, then please supply those as well.
- Bleeds and Crops. No bleeds or crop marks are necessary with the new digital RIP systems.
- Make sure to flatten all artwork before submitting.
FontsWhen submitting your artwork, you must either convert all text to curves or supply us with all fonts used. Fonts must be submitted in MAC format (both screen and printer fonts). You will also need to include any links, imports, or embedded graphics.
Artwork Design FeesIf you are unable to supply us with digital ready files, we can design the sign for you. We can convert any file/image or even create custom artwork for you.
Just submit your ideas and pending artwork under the “Job Instructions” section and one of our designers will call you shortly. An additional fee of $50.00/hour will be incurred. Once we learn the “scope of your job”, we will issue you a quote. We ask for an additional 24-72 hours to create your artwork. A digital proof will be given to you as well.