Frequently Asked Questions

A few of our most frequently asked questions:

File Guidelines

Accepted File Format

  • CorelDraw X8
  • Illustrator CS6
  • InDesign CS6
  • EPS*
  • PDF*
  • Photoshop CS6*
  • JPG*
  • TIFF*
  • Microsoft Publisher*
  • Microsoft Word*
  • Microsoft Works*
  • Microsoft Excel*
  • Microsoft Power Point*
  • Word Perfect*

* Printing Limitations may apply to these file types. Additional conversion fees may apply if needed. Please contact us for additional information.

Don’t see your file type listed? Give us a call, we may be able to help you convert your file.

General File Requirements

sRGB or U.S.Sheetfed Coated v2 Color spaces are Preferred
if artwork has a bleed it must be included (.125 inch minimum)
Embeded or Linked bitmaps at a resolution of 150 or higher (quality can not be guaranteed on resolutions lower then 150 dpi)
For larger Sign or Vehicle Wrap files a resolution of 72 dpi may be acceptable. Call for details

Corel DrawX4 File Requirements

All fonts converted to cruves or PC Fonts included
Included or embed all linked files

Illustrator CS6 File Requirements

All fonts converted to outlines or Fonts included
Included or embed all linked files

Indesign CS6 File Requirements

All fonts converted to outlines or Fonts included
Included or embed all linked files

PDF File Requirements

Vector PDF files are preferred
if artwork has a bleed it must be included (.125 inch minimum)
Any corrections may require resubmission of file.

EPS File Requirements

Vector EPS files are preferred
All fonts converted to outlines or Fonts included
Included or embed all linked files
Any corrections may require resubmission of file.

Photoshop CS6

If artwork has a bleed it must be included (.125 inch minimum)
Flattened artwork is preferred
Layered artwork containing fonts require font files be submitted as well
Any corrections may require resubmission of file.

JPG & TIFF File Requirements

Please use the Lowest (larger file) compression option available
Any corrections may require resubmission of file.

Microsoft Publisher File Requirements

All PC Fonts included
Please include any bitmaps used in the original layout

Microsoft Word & Works File Requirements

All PC Fonts included (Word and Works will not warn if fonts are not present)
Please include any bitmaps used in the original layout
Additional layout fees may apply if artwork is at different size then finished product

Microsoft Excel File Requirements

All PC Fonts included (Excel will not warn if fonts are not present)
Please include any bitmaps used in the original layout
Additional layout fees may apply if artwork is at different size then finished product

Microsoft Power Point File Requirements

All PC Fonts included (Power Point will not warn if fonts are not present)
Please include any bitmaps used in the original layout
Additional layout fees may apply if artwork is at different size then finished product

Corel Word Perfect File Requirements

All PC Fonts included (Word Perfect will not warn if fonts are not present)
Please include any bitmaps used in the original layout
Additional layout fees may apply if artwork is at different size then finished product

Other Questions

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