Artwork Guidelines

 

 

 

ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS

VECTOR FILES (Preferred for vinyl)- .CDR, .AI, .EPS, .WMF. We can also use other formats such as Freehand(R) or AutoCad(R). Please let us know what you can provide. All fonts must be included or embedded with the artwork OR all fonts should be converted to curves or paths (preferred).

RASTER FILES (Suitable for prints)- .TIF, .JPG, .BMP, many others (please ask). Raster image files must be high-resolution original artwork or scans. Raster images which are to be vectorized by us for production in vinyl, etc. are subject to additional charges. Any scanned image should be saved in CMYK. Spot colors will be reproduced with CMYK equivalents. (Not all spot colors are reproducible with CMYK equivalents).

ALL COMPUTER MEDIA should be accompanied by a full-color rendering of the layout or of the critical elements (logos, special effects, etc.) showing actual colors of finished product. Emailed files should be accompanied by a full-color bitmap image (.BMP, .JPG, etc.) for color reference. Please specify PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM(R) colors where possible.

PLEASE NOTE (For displays using vinyl graphics) - Since vinyl film is available only in discreet colors, we will use the closest match to your specified PMS(R) color.

COMPUTER MEDIA:

Platform: PC or MAC (PC Preferred) Media:   USB Thumb Drive, Compact Disc / DVD, Email

Artwork files may be emailed to:

tony@gulfstatesigns.com