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File Setup

CAD Drawings
We recommend using PDF files for submitting your drawings. If possible, try to flatten or rasterize or flatten any layers prior to converting to PDF. If  project files are not named in order, please provide instructions on how your drawings should be sequenced (i.e. please follow Table of Contents). We also accept the following file formats

TIFF Group 4
PLT
DWF
DWG

Please note that conversion fees are applied to certain file formats which do not support direct batch printing. For support on any other file formats, please call us at 415-230-4333

Graphics and Publishing
The easiest and most common way to submit artwork is through a print-ready PDF File. We recommended a minimum of 300dpi (at final size), converted to CMYK colorspace, all fonts outlined AND embedded. Specify your trim area with crop marks (Don't place crop marks inside the work area). Make sure you have a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") BLEED on all edges of your job, and a 1/8" (0.125") SAFE area that has all critical design element such as text, pulled away from trim.

Following these guidelines, and CAREFULLY CHECKING THE RESULTING PDF before uploading will greatly reduce the possibility of error and accelerate your job through production.

PDF print ready files:
•Minimum resolution of 300 dpi (at final size)
•CMYK colorspace
•All fonts outlined and embedded
•Specify trim area with crop marks (Don't place crop marks inside the work area)
•Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed from trim line
•Information content ("Safe Area") should be 1/8" (0.125") away from trim line.

Vinyl Graphics
Create files in vector format (i.e. Illustrator, EPS,). Include a fonts folder with both printer and screen fonts. Please outline all fonts and please include font files if editing may be necessary


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