Pre Press

December 12, 2016

PREPRESS GUIDELINES
Here are some basic guidelines that should help with questions regarding your artwork. If you still have questions, please call our prepress department at 407-869-0077. We are here to help with your wholesale screen printing and wholesale digital printing orlando fl

SUPPORTED FILE FORMATS

The following is a list of common file formats we accept:
Raster: Photoshop (.psd), .jpg, .tif, .bmp, .png & .pdf*
Vector: Illustrator (.ai), CorelDraw (.cdr), InDesign (.indd), .eps & .pdf*
* The preferred format is .pdf.
The following is a list of file formats that we do not accept: Publisher, FlexiSign, Quark, CAD, or Word documents.

ARTWORK FORMAT

Adobe Illustrator vector files are the preferred format for graphics and allow the greatest flexibility for sizing files without loss of quality. Any art or scans placed within a layout application, such as InDesign should be placed in the document as an .eps at 70-100% scale.

SET UP OF ARTWORK

All files need to be setup at 25% scale of actual size (for example, a 96″ x 48″ sign should be sized to a 24″ x 12″ document). If file requires a die-line/cut path, you must include a 1pt cut line in a separate layer of the file

PHOTOS USED IN ARTWORK

NOTE: (.jpg .bmp .gif) These are formats usually formatted for web graphics. These can only be accepted if the resolution is as noted below. All images and scans must be supplied or embedded in file. The photo resolution must be a minimum of 700dpi at 25% scale for high end printing and a minimum of 300dpi at 25% scale for banner printing.

PROOFING

We require a .pdf of the final artwork to ensure that the final digital output matches your original file. If color is critical, we require you to supply us with the exact PMS colors.

Fonts
All files must have the fonts converted to outlines or paths. All fonts used in an InDesign file must be provided, both screen and printer fonts (in suitcases).

BILLBOARD RESOLUTION
• Raster files should be 10ppi at full size
MOBILE BILLBOARDS
• Raster files should be 30ppi at full size
ANY OTHER PRINT
• Raster files should be 72ppi – 200ppi at full size
TECHNICAL REFERENCE FOR TERMINOLOGY
• DPI = Dots per inch – units used to measure the resolution of a printer
• LPI = Lines per inch – The offset printing ‘lines’ or dots per inch in a halftone or line screen
• PPI = Pixels per inch – the number of pixels per inch in screen/scanner file terms
We refer to PPI

Fonts
All files must have the fonts converted to outlines or paths. All fonts used in an InDesign file must be provided, both screen and printer fonts (in suitcases).