Preparing your files for large format digital printing.
DPI: We prefer a resolution high enough
to maintain at least a 75 dpi (dots per inch) resolution at FINAL
PRINT SIZE for a vehicle, and at least 100 to 200 dpi if there
is small text created in Photoshop.
File Preparation: If possible, build your files
larger than final output size. We accept all types of
files to print from. We prefer them prepared
in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. If you are
using Corel Draw, convert text to curves and give us the original .cdr file. Export
a copy as an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file. Include
all screen and printer fonts with artwork. Convert all images from RGB to CMYK.
Download our FREE PMS to CMYK Color
Chart if colors are critical to your design
(Printed Proof is recommended for color critical designs).
We accept all types of media, CD, DVD, storage devices, etc.
You can also upload your files to our FTP server.
Supply a color output of your final artwork which includes any
cropping instructions, and note any PMS colors you would like us
IMPORTANT! When creating art for a vehicle, design layouts
in a rectangular format, using the proper template as a reference
for placement. Keep in mind that templates are only 2-dimensional
or flat. Your graphics must accommodate any curves or contours
that are not visible on the templates. It is critical to your
design to measure any of these areas. Also, try to keep all
live or pertinent images, such as logos, phone numbers, etc.
away from window frames, door handles, molding, mirrors, etc.
Example DO NOT cut out the areas around the wheel wells, windows,
etc., those areas are needed for adjustments of the graphics
during installation. Bleed all images 2" around the perimeter,
on full size art.
Vehicle templates are available at N/C with $100 deposit. Deposit is deducted
from your placed order. Contact your account rep for assistance.
archives hundreds of corporate logos in EPS vector format.
Logos are available for a $100 fee. Contact your account rep for
the logo you need.
WARNING: LOGOS ARE NOT CLIPART!
All logos are trademarks of their respective
owners, and are offered as a convenience for their lawful
use only, with proper permission from the copyright or
trademark holders. Obtaining logo files from AdGraphics
does NOT give you authorization nor permission to use the
copyrighted logos without the specific consent of the
copyright or trademark holder. Before you use, reproduce
or distribute in any manner any logo obtained from
AdGraphics, you must first receive the express permission
of the holder of the copyright or trademark of that logo.
Failure to obtain such permission is a violation under
quality and best looking designs are always produced from the
best original art that you can provide. AdGraphics can perform
image retouching magic, but we always ask for the best original
artwork to start with.