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Art Specs/File Types2018-05-01T01:18:40+00:00

File Types & Art Specs

Production-ready Artwork:

All pricing is based on clients submitting production-ready file(s) directly to our production department. We reserve the right to refuse or adjust any artwork not meeting our minimum imprint specifications and are not responsible for detecting errors in supplied files.

File types supported

  • EPS, TIFF, PDF, and AI, save Corel Draw files as a PDF.
  • You can e-mail small files (smaller the 2 mb) sometimes larger files will get kicked back by the servers.
  • Larger file can be uploaded to our FTP on our web site – Click here

Technical Information

In order to provide the highest quality prints, the most competitive prices, and the quickest turnaround, we strongly recommend that all digital files sent to us conform to the following parameters:

Large format and outdoor applications larger than 3’x3’

  • Save files as TIFF, EPS, PDF or AI files
  • 75 dpi
  • 100 % final print size
  • CMYK mode with blacks set to 10/10/10/100

Smaller format and indoor applications smaller then 3’x3’

We do not print anything smaller then 1 sq. ft. Our printers are for larger size images. The viewing distance is very close on small images sharpness might become an issue. We print large format digital and the recommend minimum viewing distance is 5-8’.

  • Save files as TIFF, EPS, PDF or AI files
  • 150 dpi
  • 100 % final print size
  • CMYK mode with blacks set @ 10/10/10/100

Special note for saving large files

Larger files can be compressed safely and efficiently using the following procedure.

  • In Photoshop
  • Flatten all Layers
  • Save as Photoshop EPS
  • In the next box of options under Encoding – Select JPEG (maximum quality)
  • all other boxes UNCHECKED<save

Need DESIGN HELP? We can design the Graphic for you.

If you do not have a completed ‘print-ready’ art file, then we can design your Graphic for you. The Graphic Design fee for this service is $35.00. This fee includes an initial design with 2 revisions. If it takes more than 2 revisions then there will be a $15 fee per revision after that. Our Graphic Designers will base your design on the information that you provide to us. You must select the “Design Help” option when placing your on-line order. You will be sent a e-mail with an confirmation order # w/ a link that will take you to an On-Line Information form where we will gather information about your design ideas. Here, you can upload logos/photos and tell us your design thoughts. Soon after you submit this form, you will be contacted by a Graphic Designer who will begin the design process with you. Once you complete the on-line information form and talk to our Graphic Designer you will receive your initial mock-up within 48 hours. The complete process from start to finish usually takes 2-3 business days so be sure to include this time in your schedule for when you need the order.

Order Cancellations

All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Once an order is placed, artwork is received, inspected, readied for imprinting and an order confirmation has been created that order will be charged a minimum cancellation fee of $39. Client is also responsible for all credit card charges along with all labor and material costs incurred prior to cancellation and will be billed accordingly. Once an order has been confirmed and entered into production, it is considered firm and cannot be cancelled.

Proofing info

What you see on your proof is a low-res representation of what you will receive. If you send in your order in black and white and you need us to change a color make sure it is changed on your proof. If you have PMS colors make sure the file is set up CMYK and the values are correct in the file, also include a note in your purchase order and we will also check it for you. Remember all monitors are different and the colors might not be exact but they should be close (red- red, blue-blue, etc.). PMS colors from a process book are the best way to ensure accurate color.

Standard Turnaround Times

Banner N Flags’ standard turnaround time is 3 full working days (4 day’s Fabric) after art is approved. If a shorter turnaround time is desired, the job may be subject to expedite charges; we offer a next day (2 day’s Fabric) service. For details, questions, and comments, please feel free to contact us.