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Acceptable Files For Printing: .PDF - .EPS



Photoshop Users
Whether you use our templates or you create your own document, please make sure the dimension of your file is the exact size of the finished size or the right proportion if you are preparing at 1/4 size.


Image Resolution
Photos and graphics need to be at least 125 DPI at full size or 500 DPI at a 1/4 size. In Photoshop, you can go to IMAGE -> IMAGE SIZE to find out your file resolution.




Determine Image Quality from Source

Good Quality:
High resolution / high quality stock photography
High resolution / high quality scanner

Low Quality:
Screen capture of video frame
Low resolution / low quality stock photography
Image lifted off a web-page


Why 125 DPI?
Since your banner will be a large format print, you don't need to prepare your file in 300 DPI which is usually used for smaller format print.
If you are uncertain of the quality of your images, please call us at 888-941-1202.

Color Mode
Your file has to be in CMYK mode. IMAGE -> MODE -> CMYK






Saving
When you are done with the design, flatten all the layers




then save as PDF. If you need our graphic designers to modify your art work, don't flatten layers but convert all text to shapes. (Graphic modification - $50 per hour. Please call for estimated time.) LAYER -> TYPE -> CONVERT TO SHAPE



You are almost done! Before you upload the file(s) to us, view your graphic in actual pixel view. VIEW -> ACTUAL PIXEL Review the entire graphic carefully, especially your logo and photos if any, to make sure it looks good to you. Because what you see in the actual pixel view is very close to what you will get on your banner(s).

Illustrator Users

Image Resolution
Your images (any graphics that are not vector) need to be at least 125 DPI at full size.

Determine Image Quality from Source

Good Quality:
High resolution/high quality stock photography
High resolution/high quality scanner

Low Quality: Screen capture of video frame
Low resolution/low quality stock photography
Image lifted off a web-page


Why 125 DPI?
Since your banner will be a large format print, you don't need to prepare your file in 300 DPI which is usually used for smaller format print. If you are uncertain of the quality of your images, please call us at 888-941-1202.

Color Mode
Your file has to be in CMYK mode. COLOR PALLET -> OPTION CMYK







*If your text are not created outlined, font shift might occur. Saving

When you are done with the design, save the file in EPS format. If you have extra graphics outside of the finished size area, create a crop area with the exact size of finishing size before saving.
If you need our graphic designers to modify your art work, send us your original Illustrator file(s). (Graphic modification - $50 per hour. Please call for estimated time.)

You are almost done! Before you upload the file(s) to us, open the EPS file you just saved. Review all the graphics/text and make sure the dimension is right.