File compression – If you are sending multiple files please compress them into one file beforehand
MAC - Select all desired files > right click > Compress items > will compress as Archive.zip > Rename
PC - Select all deisred files > right click > Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder > Name
When Sending Illustrator or InDesign jobs, please package them to ensure we have everything neccessary to successfully print your job.
Illustrator – File > Package > Package window will open, please include all links and fonts when selecting packaging options > Continue and save
InDesign – File > Package > Summary window will open, Click "package" to continue > Printing Instructions window will open, Fill out diesired fields > Continue and save
Image Quality: Generally, printing crisp photos require having at least a 300 DPI/PPI (Dots Per Inch or Pixels Per Inch) However, for large displays or banners where your audience will be further away, a lower DPI is sufficient. If you have any question or concerns about image quality please contact us or read more about image quality here.
Vector Vs. Raster - Vector files can be blown up or shrunk to any size without ever appearing pixilated. Raster files on the other hand have a fixed resolution and depending on how large the file is will appear pixialted once it reaches a certain size. The larger the file the larger it can be blown up.
Vector File Types – .ai, .eps, .svg, or .pdf (occasionally, a PDF file may not be vector depending on how it was orginially created)
Raster File Types – .jpg, .gif, .png, or .tiff