*Please submit your graphic before 3:00PM Pacific Standard Time as you place your order to avoid any Delays in your Turnaround time.
*Don't forget to
Outline all Fonts / Link all Images / Flatten your files
Thumbnail files such as jpg, gif, or png that are small in file size CANNOT be printed at high quality due to pixel limitations.
Images pulled off of websites are generally very low quality. Make sure your file is created at a high resolution.
All graphics should be designed in CMYK, Not RGB, or Pantone.
Converting NON-CMYK files to CMYK will result in color shifts or degradation.
JPEG or PSD format (Using Adobe Photoshop CS 5 or lower)
Make sure the dimensions are what your gaphic needs to be (a 5 feet by 5 feet banner needs to be 60 inches by 60 inches in dimension)
100% Scale at 100-150 dpi (Best)
50% Scale at 200 dpi or higher (Better)
25% Scale at 300 dpi or higher (good)
Do Not RESIZE lower resolution files to a higher resolution.
Save your file as either a TIFF, JPEG with no compression, or PSD.
Vector format (Using Adobe Illustrator CS 5 or lower)
We accept any sizes of vector format which we can blow up to any size.
Prepare your logo or line based objects as a vector format.
Convert All Fonts and Strokes to Outlined, Curves, or Paths.
Save your files as AI or EPS.-Do Not save Vector format files as TIFF.
*Do not embed placed files, images, or color profiles in placed images or Photoshop files.
*Any embedded TIF, PSD or other bitmap must be sent as well if you need it to be included in your design.
*Include a layered file and a flat file. This way we can make any small changes if necessary.
*Tips for Rich BLACK color, we advise you to use C-60 M-40 Y-40 K-100.
*How can I tell that my file is print-ready?
In Photoshop, check your image size and make sure it is at the dimensions you need it (in inches), then view your file at 100%. You can see how your artwork will look when printed.
See the example.
To avoid pixelization, check your file in 100% scale (full size) and compare clarity to Example A shown above.
Double check your graphic dimension to make sure it matches the product you are ordering.
Make your file at viewable size. You don't need to include any bleed.
Place any important element of your image within the safe zone (avoid finishing line).
We Do Not match PMS colors with CMYK colors.
Artwork submissions with specific PMS colors will automatically be converted to CMYK.
If your job is color sensitive, please contact us first.
We will put our best effort into matching the requested PMS colors (It applies to Vector File only.) ,
but we cannot GUARANTEE a 100% exact match.