Graphic Guidelines

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR LARGE FORMAT GRAPHICS OUTPUT

Please contact our graphics department (636-861-0010 ext.13) if you have any questions regarding specifications for artwork.

 

General Layout Requirements:


Layout Scale:
    • 1:1 is best, 100dpi @ 100% / 1:2 is good, 200dpi @ 50% / etc.
Document Set Up:
    • Color: CMYK or RGB
    • Outline all fonts in Illustrator
    • Provide PMS color info
    • Provide hard copy, or PDF with dimensions
    • Provide native files with file extensions
File Requirements: Illustrator
File Format: .ai or InDesign files
Special note:
    • Use vector art whenever possible.
    • Outline all fonts.
    • Provide all placed/linked images, do not just embed them. This limits color correction.
    • Linked Images: File Format: .tif, .eps, .jpg or .psd (layered files are best for color correction flexibility)

Please do not send native PhotoShop, Quark Express, Freehand or Corel Draw files as they are not compatible with our large format output process.

 

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