Acceptable PC Art files Vector Art
files saved from their native program: Adobe
Illustrator 9.0 or lower .ai convert text to
outline or add font folder Adobe Illustrator 10
or CS .ai must be exported as an Illustrator 9.0
file CorelDraw 12 or lower .cdr convert text to
outline or add font folder Encapsulated
Postscript .eps Saved from a vector-based
program i.e. Illustrator Autocad .dwg Word .doc
may convert large amount of copy without
re-typing Excel .xls can convert large amount of
copy without re-typing Raster Art files: Adobe
Photoshop 7.0 or lower .psd do not flatten
image, leave as layers Adobe Photoshop CS .psd
must be exported as a Photoshop 7.0 file .tif
tagged image file .jpg may be used for smaller
signs, depending on file size.
Text - (Always include a hard copy of the
artwork.) Fonts incorporated in artwork must be
converted to curves OR paths.
Media Requirements – Files must be
sent on a 3.5" floppy disk, or CD. Submit a hard
copy for each order.
Laser-Generated Art – Should be
minimum 300 dpi at size indicated above.
Black-and-White Line Art – (i.e.,
graphics and text) that is sharp in detail and
not folded, wrinkled, etc. Fax transmissions are
not considered camera-ready art.
MAC Art Files We currently do not use
MAC. All MAC art files must be exported so a PC
can open them.
Acceptable Art containing Photography
Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or lower .psd Leave layers /
Do not flatten image .tif Hi-resolution (at
least 600 dpi at 1/2 size) .jpg Hi-resolution
(at least 600 dpi at 1/2 size)
Not Acceptable for Large-Format Printing These
art files are low-resolution images and do not
contain enough data to accurately reproduce at a
larger scale. .gif .wmf most .jpgs .bmp .pdf
.doc .eps (any of the above saved as an .eps)
Any art being used for internet, greeting cards
software. If this is the only type art you
posess, it will be possible for our Graphics
Center to create a Working File. Please ask your
Not sure? If you are not sure what type
of file you have and you are on a PC, you may do
the following: * Highlight the file by
right-clicking, click on PROPERTIES, will show
you what type of file. * Or, open the file,
using the zoom tool, zoom in 200-500%. If the
art appears pixilated or "jaggy", the art is not
usable or editable.
COLOR * All color is direct-to-print from
your art file unless otherwise noted. * If you
prefer a close color-match, please use the
universally-used PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM (PMS)
to assign the number to each color you prefer to
be matched. * Provide us with a hard copy in
color you wish us to color match. Color-Matching
can be time-consuming. Please allow additional
time to meet your need.
LAMINATION All signs are laminated to
insure protection from fingerprints, smudges or
moisture on print surface. It is not necessary
to laminate a banner.