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Graphic Specifications

Adobe Softwares

Acceptable Files For Printing

PDF .PDF EPS .EPS TIFF .TIFF Illustrator Adobe Illustrator Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Graphic Service Price

$65 per hour
Estimated design time will be provided to you prior to start of your project. The following are what we have done for our customer's pop up displays as examples.

Express 1-hour Design
Simple layout & Typesetting
Vector base graphics (Customer must supply vector base graphics: logo, image and text)
Custom Design (3 hours)
Layout & Typesetting
Simple photo editing which includes cropping and color adjusting
Custom Design (7 hours)
Layout & Typesetting
Photo editing which includes cropping, color adjusting, and cloning.
Creating vector elements

Graphic Tips

Graphic Tips for Photoshop Users | Graphic Tips for Illustrator Users

Photoshop Users

Download templates

Whether you use our templates or you create your own document,
please make sure the dimension of your file is the exact size of the finished size.

Image Resolution

Photos and graphics need to be 125 DPI at full size

In Photoshop, you can go to IMAGE -> IMAGE SIZE to find out your file resolution.

Determine Image Quality from Source

Good Quality:
High resolution / high quality stock photography
High resolution / high quality scanner

Low Quality:
Screen capture of video frame
Low resolution / low quality stock photography
Image lifted off a web-page

Hight and Low resolution difference


Why 125 DPI?

Since your banner will be a large format print, you don't need to prepare your file in 300 DPI which is usually used for smaller format print.

If you are uncertain of the quality of your images, please call us at 888-748-7446 or email us at info@sdsign.com


Color Mode

Your file has to be in CMYK mode.
IMAGE -> MODE -> CMYK

RGB
CMYK

Saving

When you are done with the design, flatten all the layers

then save as TIF.

If you need our graphic designers to modify your art work, don't flatten layers but convert all text to shapes.
(Graphic modification - $65 per hour. Please call for estimated time.)
LAYER -> TYPE -> CONVERT TO SHAPE

You are almost done!

Before you upload the file(s) to us, view your graphic in actual pixel view. VIEW -> ACTUAL PIXEL
Review the entire graphic carefully, especially your logo and photos if any, to make sure it looks good to you.
Because what you see in the actual pixel view is very close to what you will get on your banner(s).

If you are satisfied with what you see, please UPLOAD FILES Upload Files with your contact and order information.

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Illustrator Users

Image Resolution

Your images (any graphics that are not vector) need to be 125 DPI at full size.

Determine Image Quality from Source

Good Quality:
High resolution/high quality stock photography
High resolution/high quality scanner

Low Quality:
Screen capture of video frame
Low resolution/low quality stock photography
Image lifted off a web-page

Hight and Low resolution difference

Why 125 DPI?

Since your banner will be a large format print, you don't need to prepare your file in 300 DPI which is usually used for smaller format print.

If you are uncertain of the quality of your images, please call us at 888-748-7446 or email us at info@sdsign.com

Color Mode

Your file has to be in CMYK mode.
COLOR PALLET -> OPTION CMYK

Fonts

Convert all your text outlined.
TYPE -> CREATE OUTLINE


*If your text are not created outlined, font shift might occur.

Saving

When you are done with the design, save the file in EPS format.
If you have extra graphics outside of the finished size area, create a crop area with the exact size of finishing size before saving.

If you need our graphic designers to modify your art work, send us your original Illustrator file(s).
(Graphic modification - $65 per hour. Please call for estimated time.)

You are almost done!

Before you upload the file(s) to us, open the EPS file you just saved.
Review all the graphics/text and make sure the dimension is right.

If you are satisfied with what you see, please UPLOAD FILES Upload Files with your contact and order information.



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