GRAPHIC TIPS & TRICKS
Because Size Matters!
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
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.
Your file has to be in CMYK mode. IMAGE -> MODE -> CMYK
Save that Shizzz
When you are done with the design, flatten all the layers, then save them as TIF. If you need our graphic designers to modify your artwork, don’t flatten layers but convert all text to shapes. (Graphic modification – $75 per hour. Please call for an 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 If you are satisfied with what you see, please UPLOAD FILES with your contact and order information.