File Prep Requirements

TO ENSURE YOUR ORDERS ARE PROCESSED IN THE FASTEST TIME POSSIBLE WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF PROBLEMS, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WHEN PREPARING DATA FILES FOR OUTPUT.

SUPPLY PDF PROOFS: Please provide a PDF or screen-shot representation of the graphic to be printed and include final dimensions as well as PMS colors. Please provide a color sample for a color that is not a PMS color, but determined by custom CMYK values.

BLEEDS: For prints that bleed off the finished piece, please add a 1/4” bleed all around

CUSTOM ROUTER CUT GRAPHICS: For custom router cut silhouettes, please supply a cut file with a .25” point black vector stroke.

FONTS: Please convert fonts to outlines whenever possible. Otherwise, please include all fonts.

FILE PREPARATION: Files should be sized at 100% output size. If files are provided at 1/2 or 1/4 output size, be sure that the files are proportionately scalable to the final output size.

All non vector placed or linked files, ie., tiff, psd, eps or jpeg files must be provided at least at 100 dpi at their full output size.

Non-vector (Raster) files containing text 12 point or less should be provided at 300 dpi at full output size.

For Illustrator and In-Design files, you may use multiple artboards, not multiple layers for print files. For Photoshop files, please supply separate files for each graphic.

On the working document, use art boards or a frame drawn around the piece to be printed to show the dimensions of the finished piece. Do not leave graphics floating in an oversized area. We cannot tell where you intend the graphics to be on the finished piece.
Please make sure that your print documents match your specs.

PRINTER FILE REQUIREMENTS:

LIGHTJET PHOTOGRAPHIC OUTPUT: Files should be a minimum of 100 dpi and a maximum of 300 dpi at 100% output size. RGB mode is sufficient for files that are strictly photographic in nature. Files containing PMS or CMYK colors should be provided as CMYK files. The LightJet can output true photographic papers and films up to 50” wide x 119” long.

SEIKO ECO-SOLVENT AND HP LATEX INKJET: CMYK is required. Files should be a minimum of 100 dpi and a maximum of 300 dpi at 100% output size. The Seiko can print on a variety of rollable materials up to 64” wide x unlimited length.

DIRECT-TO-SUBSTRATE UV OUTPUT: CMYK is recommended. Files should be 100 – 150 dpi at 100% output size. The printer can print directly to rigid and rollable substrates up to 126 wide. Pantone Colors are always converted to 4-color process.

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