Good artwork is the key factor to a quality job. All artwork at Lettersigns is processed in PC format. Artwork must be received and checked prior to an order entering production. When possible we ask that you send color copy proof for color accuracy and placement.
There are two kinds of computer graphics.
Vector art is required for dimensional logos and vinyl productions.
Vector graphics are composed of paths.
It is an outline of each letter or graphic using lines and curves to form the outer shape of the object.
Some know this as wire framing, line art or outlining.
Before sending art you must convert the art to vector art within the program you are working.
Then export the file in one of the following acceptable vector formats.
EPS, DXF, PDF, AI, JPEG or PS
Raster art are most commonly used for digital print production.
(Vector files can be used for digital prints, but must be color filled with desired colors and effects.)
Raster images are more commonly called bitmap images.
A bitmap image uses a grid of individual pixels (tiny squares) where each pixel can be a different color or shade.
Bitmaps are best used for photographs and images with subtle shading.
Acceptable Raster formats are: EPS, JPEG, PDF, PSD, TIFF, GIF and BMP.
QUOTES & ORDERS
We can provide a quote from almost any file, but when placing an order we must have the above file type.
Artwork for production must be clean and converted to the proper file.
Artwork scanned from Letterhead or Business Cards is usually too small and not acceptable.
If clean up or drawings are required by our art department, then an additional fee may be charged.
When sending files, the fastest transfer of a file is via the internet.
It may be necessary to compress very large files with a program like WinZip.
When sending email & attachments for quoting and ordering, send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure your email includes the following information:
Logo or Letter Size
Material & Material Thickness to be used
Face & Side Colors
Mounting Supplies (if needed)
If you have any questions about art requirements that were not answered here, please give us a call or send us an email.
We will be happy to answer whatever questions you may have.