Full size @ 72 dpi
1/10th scale & 720 dpi
This insures that when your art is scaled to full size, the image
quality is protected from the original scaled art.
NOTE: WEB IMAGES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE since
websites usually use 72 dpi images, which are very low resolution
to work with.
All images, whether vector or bitmap, should be in CMYK color format.
Use Pantone PMS colors where possible (Pantone Coated is preferred).
Be sure to specify all PMS colors. PMS colors are used as a reference
target. Since not all PMS colors are reproducible in CMYK, all color
specs are matched to the closest CMYK color. Images received WITHOUT
color specs will be produced using the CMYK values contained in
the digital file. This may not produce the desired effect, because
different presses and printers produce different colors using the
|It is essential that you make us aware
of any critical colors BEFORE we go to print, and not afterwards!
If you would like us to check the accuracy of colors before
printing, then it is essential that you make this clear when
you place the order. If you are at all concerned about how a
particular color will reproduce, then please request a HARD
COPY PROOF before we go to press (see proofing services below).
We do not print or match Metallic or Fluorescent colors. Use 100%
blacks to insure you get a pure black color, code your CMYK values
to C-0, M-0, Y-0. K-100.
We recommend you supply artwork created in the following applications.
If the program you are using is not listed, please contact us for
more details. Items with asterisks are preferred applications.
|Adobe Photoshop CS5 or below (bitmap)
Adode Illustrator CS5 or below (vector) *
Corel Draw x5 or below (vector)
|.psd - layered files
.cdr, .cmx files
Alternatively, you can supply artwork in the following generic
|EPS - Encapsulated postscript file.
Many applications offer the facility to save artwork in this
format. When saving files in this format please convert all
fonts to curves/outlines
PDF - Adobe Acrobat PDF format is also a versatile format
that is usable in most situations. When saving files in this
format please convert all fonts to curves/outlines
JPEG, TIFF - Photo editing programs, like Photoshop, allow
you to save your artwork in any of these file formats. If
the artwork has been created in a photo package, our preferred
format is as a CMYK Tiff saved with LZW compression
Artwork is best supplied on clearly labeled CD / DVD's. Sending
a proof of each of the files to be printed lets us know what you
are expecting and helps us see if any fonts / graphics are missing.
Alternatively, artwork can also be uploaded here Artwork Upload Link.
If possible, please turn all fonts in your artwork to 'curves' or
'outlines', eliminating then need to provide fonts. If this can
not be done, then please check with us to ensure we have the fonts
in our database. Ideally, please supply all fonts with your artwork.
It is very helpful that you also supply a proof along with your
artwork . The following
proof formats are acceptable, including their limitations.
Hard Color Proof - The ideal proof
for us to work from. Please make sure to include print sizes,
and to mark any critical colors
Hard Black & White Proof - Only
be used to check content and positioning. Any critical colors
can still be marked separately
Jpeg Proof - If artwork is supplied
electronically, then this is a good way to provide a proof.
Can be used to check layout and colors, although any critical
colors must be highlighted in a covering letter
PDF Proof - The ideal way to provide
an electronic proof. Again, any critical colors must be highlighted
in a covering letter
The above proofs help us in laying out your artwork properly and
making sure that the resolutions / colors etc. are as you specified.
However, we highly recommend that you request a hard copy proof
(printed on our actual wide-format printer) and verify the colors
and images under broad daylight (colors in broad daylight are much
different than how they appear in an indoor office environment;
therefore, for vehicle graphics, hard copy proofs should always
be verified in a bright outdoor environment).
Hard copy proofs are available to customers for a nominal fee of
$20 throughout the US. Proofs are shipped by FedEx / UPS. These
proofs are a scaled down version or a section of the artwork at
full size, enabling you to check colors, image resolution and any
finishing options (laminates etc.).
|If you would like us to carry on with
the production of your artwork without a hard copy proof, please
submit a written request by email or fax. In that case, Saifee
Signs will not be liable in the event of any omissions or errors
in respect of the artwork you supplied.
If you need to scan flat artwork (photographs etc.), it is important
that they are
scanned at the correct resolution. The bigger the final output size
of the image, the higher the resolution has to be when you scan
the image. For very high resolution image requirements, drum scanning
is frequently used. This captures every detail of a print, resulting
in a high quality final print. Please talk to one of our sales team
for more information, and pricing. Below is a guide to the size
of digital file we require to produce a good quality final print.
Supported Electronic Media
We can receive your artwork by email or through our artwork upload link. If the artwork is less
than 5 MB in size, you may send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise send it to our artwork upload link. Please keep file names short
and related to the job so that we can immediately identify them.
VERY IMPORTANT: If using the artwork upload link, please email us short message to
email@example.com to let
us know the file name and job description.
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