Because Size Matters!
Your images (any graphics that are not vector) need to be 125 DPI at full size. Determine Image Quality from Source:
High resolution/ high-quality stock photography
High resolution/high-quality scanner
Screen capture of the video frame
Low resolution/ low-quality stock photography
Image lifted off a web-page
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.
Color Mode Your file has to be in CMYK mode. FILE -> DOCUMENT COLOR MODE -> CMYK
Prep Your Fonts
Convert all your text outlined. TYPE -> CREATE OUTLINE
*If your text is not created outlined, font shift might occur.
Save that shizzz
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 artwork, send us your original Illustrator file(s). (Graphic modification – $65 per hour. Please call for an 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 with your contact and order information.