There are 2 types of image files: Raster and Vector.
We prefer vector images. These files usually end with an .ai, .eps or sometimes .pdf extensions. They must be created in a vector-based software program such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. (Not Photoshop) Vector images are made of lines and points instead of pixels and don’t lose quality when the size is increased. If you are able to send a vector file, please convert the text to outlines first.
Raster images are made of pixels and end with a .jpg, .tif, or .bmp file extension. Photographs and Photoshop files are raster images. We can reproduce raster files but the quality of the final product depends on the resolution of the image you send to us. 75dpi at the actual size that the image will be on your sign is preferred. Images grabbed off the internet are generally to small and too low of a resolution to produce a quality print.
If you aren’t able to send suitable artwork, we can convert your artwork for an artwork fee. The fee varies depending on the complexity of the artwork. For helpful information about ADA regulations, please click here.
If you have questions about our artwork requirements, please feel free to contact us via our web form or give us a call at 256-722-8522 .