File Submission Guidelines

To assure your prints are ready in time, and of the highest quality, please make sure your artwork meets our guidelines:

Acceptable File Formats -

Artwork should be submitted in the following formats:

.JPG – Compression setting should be set to the highest quality
.TIFF – Flatten artwork and use the lossless LZW compression for smaller file sizes
.AI – Illustrator files should have fonts converted to outlines and spot colors should be converted to process.
.EPS - files should have fonts converted to outlines and spot colors should be converted to process.
.PDF - files should have fonts converted to outlines and spot colors should be converted to process.
.PNG
.PSD – Flatten artwork and remove any Alpha Channels

Unacceptable File Formats -Please do not send artwork in the following formats. These formats are not reliable for large format printing and may cause font issues, color issues or diminished quality of artwork. Most applications allow for the exportation of files in a PDF format. Please use the PDF format if you are not using a graphics application:

.doc – Microsoft Word
.xdoc – Microsoft Power Point
.xls – Microsoft Excel
.pub – Microsoft Publisher
.QXD – QuarkXpress
.ind – Adobe Indesign

Image Resolution and Quality - An image resolution of at least 75 DPI at full print size is required for photos and other similar images to achieve acceptable reproduction. The better the quality of the image you provide, the better your final product will be.

Bleed – Bleeds are not required on any posters or vinyl banners. They are strongly suggested for banner stands or ballot boxes. The most important part of the bleed for banner stands is the bottom where the banner meets the stand. So that a hard white line is not visible where the banner meets the stand, please add 6” to the viewable height for banner stands.

Color - Our color management software transforms RGB color into CMYK color for printing so files in either color space is acceptable. For logos and other design elements where the best possible match is desired, please specify Pantone® colors or send us color swatches. Additional fees may apply for specific color matching.

Proofs - Due to our quick turn around and affordable pricing, proofs are not supplied either printed or in PDF format. We will print the file exactly how you send it to us. Please proof your files prior to submitting artwork.

Cancellation - If your artwork is reviewed and it is determined to be unacceptable quality for your printing project, you will have the opportunity to submit new artwork or cancel your order. AtlantaBanners will charge an $8 cancellation fee if an order is cancelled after our preflighting procedures has begun.

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