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Art Preparation

Large Format Guidelines

Preparing Your Art Files for Large-Format Printing.

DPI (dots per inch): Keep a resolution high enough to maintain at least a 75 dpi resolution at FINAL PRINT SIZE is preferred. For a small text created in Photoshop, we ask for at least 100 to 200 dpi.

File Preparation:

We accept any and ALL types of files to print from, however, when possible we ask that you build your files larger than the final output size. We additionally prefer them to be prepared in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. If using Corel Draw, please convert text to curves and provide us with the original .cdr file. Export a copy as an.ai (Adobe Illustrator) file, including all screen and printer fonts with the artwork. Lastly, please convert ALL images from RGB to CMYK.

If colors are critical to your design, please download our FREE PMS to CMYK Color Chart. Printed Proof is recommended for color-critical designs.

We accept ALL types of media, CD, DVD, storage devices, etc. You can also upload your files to our FTP server.

Please supply a color output of your final artwork, including any cropping instructions, with notes for any PMS colors you would like us to match.

 

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IMPORTANT

When creating art for a vehicle, be sure to design layouts in a rectangular format, using the proper template as a reference for placement. Please keep in mind that templates are only 2-dimensional or flat – your graphics MUST accommodate any curves or contours that are not visible on the templates. It is CRITICAL to your design that you measure any of these affected areas. You should also try to keep all live or pertinent images, such as logos, phone numbers, etc. away from window frames, door handles, molding, mirrors, etc. For example, do NOT cut out the areas around the wheel wells, windows, etc. Those areas are not necessary for adjustments of the graphics during installation. Lastly, make sure all images bleed 2” around the perimeter on full size art.