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Art Guidelines & FTP
Acceptable File Formats
Illustrator CS2 or below.
Photoshop 7 or below.
Quark 6 or below (not preferred).
Photoshop and Illustrator are
preferred, as they are more suitable applications for large format printing.
Quark files may cause fragmented text or gradients. If this occurs, art time
will be charged to fix the files. We recommend that you export the files as an
EPS and convert all fonts to outlines.
Fonts must be provided or text must
be converted to outlines. If you are working on a PC, please provide True Type
fonts or convert all text to outlines.
All rasterized files must be between
100-120 pixels per inch (PPI) at full size.
Files must be built as one image. Be
aware of panel breaks and try to minimize the amount of text that crosses over
panels. Do not use Quark to layout your artwork for murals, use Illustrator or
Photoshop. Illustrator special effects that mimic Photoshop effects, such as
glows, transparencies or drop shadows are not supported for mural output.
All files must be CMYK.
Provide hardcopy layouts on all
If Pantone colors are used, please
indicate on hard copy. Any critical colors pertaining to logos or corporate
identity should be called out as Pantone coated or uncoated.
All artwork must be vector.
Assign PMS values for color matching.
Add 2” of bleed around perimeter and
make sure graphic is proportionate to the display.
Templates for all banner-stand are
Acceptable Storage Media
DVD, CD, 3.5” floppy and Zip disks.
FTP is also available at
For a username and password on accessing this site,
please send an email to
Placing graphic files on the FTP site
is easy, fast and free. There are simple steps to follow and you can have all
the files you want produced placed on our site and ready for production.
Put all art files in a folder and
label it something unique to the job.
Stuff or Zip the folder using
compression software such as Zip or Stuff It.
Be sure the compressed folder size is
under 500 MB.
Go the site by using your web browser
and entering in the address field
ftp://firstname.lastname@example.org or use a program called an FTP software such
as fetch which is an interface for transferring files via FTP. For a username and password on accessing this site, please send an email to
Simply drag your folder onto the site
and drop. The file transfer will begin automatically. When the transfer is
complete you must send an email to
email@example.com explaining what the file name is and that it
has been posted.