File and Art Prep Info
When placing an order you can upload your logos, images, or graphics and add any text you would like, and one of our professional designers will create your banner for you at NO extra charge. If your artwork is of low quality, your designer will send you a note letting you know. We may be able to redraw or "clean up" your bad artwork for a small additional fee, or we can print the banner "as-is".
Send the highest quality image you have. JPG, EPS, and PDF are our preferred file types, AI (Illustrator), CDR (CorelDraw), PSD (Photoshop), and TIFF are acceptable file types because they provide the highest possible quality
We accept Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher files for general layout ideas, but we cannot print directly from these formats due to the low print quality they produce.
JPG - High-Resolution Jpeg
EPS - Encapsulated Post Script
PDF - Encapsulated Post Script
AI - Adobe Illustrator
PSD - Adobe Photoshop
CDR - Corel Draw
TIFF - High Resolution TIFF
DOC - Microsoft Word
PPT - Microsoft Power Point
PUB - Microsoft Publisher
EXL - Microsoft Excel
INND - Adobe InDesign
Design at a minimum of 100 dpi for JPGs and all other raster (flattened) images. If you are submitting a vector format like EPS, CDR, AI, or PDF, please convert all text to "outlines" (curves). Please NO small GIF or web JPGs; they will not work.
Keep all text and critical graphics at least 1.75" from each edge.
Design at full print size, plus a 1/4 inch bleed on all 4 sides. For example, if you are ordering a 4 foot by 8 foot (4x8) banner, please design the file as 48.5" x 96.5".
IF THIS INFORMATION IS CONFUSING:
Or if you don't have access to professional graphics software like Illustrator or Photoshop, please use our FREE design service through our Standard Order Form. We can still use your logos or graphics.
If you have questions about file or art preparation, please contact us at:
866-527-1363 Ext. 1
Monday - Friday 9-4 Central
Or e-mail us anytime. CONTACT US