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Files for logo and branding projects: Small business branding projects typically involve many reference files, images and support documents. Preferred image files are .jpg and .pdf. For text, please send as .txt files.

Files for digital print projects: Preferred file formats for digital: jpg, tif, ai, pdf and eps (with type/fonts converted to curves).

Additionally, we gladly accept all major file formats from professional graphic applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Freehand (yes, even Freehand).

If contour cutting is required an additional vector cut path should be supplied as a vector path with a 1 point stroke, pink in color. Typically resolution should be kept to 100-150 dpi at finished size for raster images for best results. With some projects 50-75 dpi may be acceptable. We will not print your job if it is going to look bad resolution-wise without your prior approval first. Files at 1/2 or 1/12 scale are encouraged for very large layouts.

Important color information: For predictable color, vector files must be submitted with colors defined from your application’s PMS coated library. RGB color pallete definitions DO NOT reproduce consistently. Please note, not all PMS colors are capable of being accurately produced on our presses. If color matching is critically important, we offer a color matching press proof service. Color matching is not guaranteed without the press proof service.

Files for CNC routing and dimensional sign projects: We gladly accept all major file formats from professional vector graphic applications such as Illustrator, Freehand and many signmaking and CAD programs. All files for CNC routing and carving need to be vector based. Raster images are not workable for CNC routing, cutting and carving

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