We are always willing to accommodate you. However, for quick service and to avoid delay, the following guidelines have been provided for art submission.
Accepted File Formats include:
Adobe Illustrator (.eps, .ai)- Version CC or lower
Photoshop (layered .psd preferred, .TIF, .PNG)- Version CC or lower
CorelDRAW (.CDR)- Version X8 through X3
COMPRESSION: ZIP, SIT and RAR your files for large data transfers.
PLEASE INCLUDE a JPG composite of how your artwork should look in print. We will use this to compare to the output for accuracy.
Please do not send WORD, POWERPOINT, QUARK, or PAINT files. These are not designed for printing glorious masterpieces... mostly only used for printing out a grocery list.
PULLUP CORDS- Please set up your file at 100% scale, with embedded graphics at least 300 dpi in CMYK colorspace. Please use template provided.
AIRBLADES & BANNERS- Please set up your file at 100% scale, with embedded graphics at least 75-100 dpi in CMYK colorspace. Please use template provided.
PLEASE USE THE PDF TEMPLATES SUPPLIED FOR EACH ITEM- You can open the PDF templates in Illustrator, CorelDRAW or Photoshop to help place your graphics and images where you want them.
- MAKE SURE TEMPLATE GUIDES ARE NOT VISIBLE IN FINAL PRINT FILE YOU SEND.
PLEASE INCLUDE ANY Photoshop files with your design.
KEEP the use of effects and transparencies to a minimum in Illustrator. Overuse of these tool can produce unwanted results. This includes drop shadows and gradients with transparencies.
AVOID gazillions of clipping masks in your Illustrator file. If an illustration is that complex, please create a raster background image in Photoshop and embed in your Illustrator file with your text and graphics.
EMBED any placed images... do not link them. If you don't know how to do this please include all of the images you used in your design. Missing graphics will not appear on your final design... so this is important!
CHECK to make sure your are building your files in CMYK and not RGB.
FONT SIZES- On pullup cords especially, use no less than 5pt type! Thin fonts do not reproduce well, neither will fonts with high detail or ornamental type.
NEVER rasterize small fonts in your photoshop files. The will likely become unreadble in print.
ALL FONTS SHOULD BE CONVERTED TO CURVES. If possible, fonts can also be included.
Two easy ways to get your original artwork to us:
1. VIA EMAIL: Please attach your files (preferrably encapsulated in a ZIP, RAR or SIT file) as long as they do not exceed 10MB
2. DROPBOX UPLOAD: Click the link for a direct file upload through DROPBOX.
OPTION STUDIOS will gladly design your artwork for $75/hour. Call 505-352-7477 and get started right away!
We want your custom pullups, airblades, etc. to look their very best! Please read the following for specifics, and other tips and tricks to make your image exactly what you want to represent your company