Art Guidelines



RECOMMENDED FILE FORMATS

We use both Adobe Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC.
The preferred format for your graphic files should be compatible with one of these standard programs.
Of course if this is not possible we can accommodate your graphic needs with our talented and versatile design team.
This may incur additional art charges.

Design time required by Signs Alive Inc. is billed at $85/hour.

EPS or AI formats:

  • art work embedded, or sent separately
  • rasterized images at full size output resolution – 72dpi
  • fonts outlined or sent separately as .ttf or otf files

PDF formats:

  • fonts outlined or sent separately as .ttf or otf files
  • rasterized images at full size output resolution – 72dpi

TIFFs, JPEGs and PS formats:

  • rasterized images need to be full size output resolution – 72dpi

Important Note on File Format:

For most Contour cut or Cut Vinyl projects, Bitmap art will be unusable. Vector art is required.
An 1/8 inch bleed is recommended for your print only files

SEND US YOUR FILES

We accept artwork electronically via:

  • Flash Drive
  • Email (files up to 20mb)
  • Our web site
  • Cloud sites such as Dropbox, Hightail, Box
  • and as a last resort, CD and DVD.
    NO FLOPPY DISKS PLEASE!

 

Reference Copy:

Please supply either a colour hard copy, or email a PDF or jpeg for reference with all artwork.
Please note any Pantone colours required.
While we do our best to match your colours, some Pantone colour tones cannot be reproduced by our printing process.

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