- Resolution: 125 DPI at 100%
- Color Mode: CMYK
- Preferred File Types: .AI
- Acceptable File Types: .PDF
- Fonts: Outlined
- Images: Embedded
Artwork is not required at the time of order. However, providing artwork separately may push back the estimated ship date, which assumes print-ready artwork will be submitted at time of order.
If you would like help creating your artwork you may request design services. A member from our friendly design team will contact you within 24 hours of your request to begin discussing the design. A design fee will be added to the order and at least one additional day will be added to the lead time.
|Adobe Illustrator: An illustration program used for print, multimedia and online graphics. Can create vector-based graphics that can be scaled up without losing clarity. It also allows us to color match these elements quickly since they are fully editable. Raster-based images and Photoshop elements can also be placed into an Illustrator file. Most preferred file formats: High Quality Editable .AI (.PDF or .EPS acceptable but not preferred).AI file too large? Uncheck “Create PDF Compatible File” to reduce the file size. We do not need the file to be PDF compatible since we have Adobe Illustrator.
All of the printers used at Focus Displays are CMYK-based printers. This means that we print your graphic using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black colored inks, otherwise known as Process colors.
We guarantee color matching on all orders with requested hard copy proofs, when Pantone colors are specified or when we receive client-supplied graphics for color matching. Orders without requested hard copy proofs, without indication of Pantone colors, or client supplied graphics or color matching are not guaranteed for color.
Please supply all vector files (Illustrator and InDesign) in CMYK format and all raster artwork (Photoshop files, jpgs, tiffs) in RGB format for the most accurate color output.
We work to make sure that you get exactly what you want when you order through Focus Displays. If you want to ensure that colors on your newly purchased display match something else exactly – like a complementing table cloth or a company logo – provide us with a Pantone Color, send in a color swatch for us to match to or request hard copy proofs to make sure the color is just right.
Want to make sure the color of your logo on your banner stand exactly matches the color of the logo on a brochure? No problem! Send us a sample of the graphic color output that you are looking to achieve and we can color match as close as possible. Client-supplied graphic samples can be anything from a previously printed banner stand graphic to a brochure or folder.
In order for us to color match, we ask that you send us the following:
While not required, we do strongly suggest that you receive hard copy proofs of your artwork if color matches are critical to make sure you are completely satisfied with our color matching.
We ask that all support artwork be packaged with your final print file to ensure proper file output. This refers to all font files and linked image files. The shipping date may be compromised if these files are not supplied for graphics that require minor adjustments, design time or color matching prior to printing.
These refer to any images that are placed into an Illustrator or InDesign file. We will not be able to proceed with preflighting if one of these elements is missing. We also require these to be sent if we are color matching to an existing graphic. That way we can adjust the color in these images accordingly. Images can be embedded into the file if we are printing the file as is.
Resolution is the term used to describe the number of pixels used to display an image. Higher resolutions mean that more pixels are used to create the image, resulting in a crisper, clearer graphic.
Focus Displays will send free e-proofs for all graphic orders we process. E-proofs are sent in electronic jpg format. Please note:
For a small fee, you may upgrade to receive a hard-copy proof to review layout, color and resolution. Hard copy proofs consist of a printed color layout and magnification test of the art file on the same material as the final product. Please note:
Focus Displays has some of the most competitive turnaround times in the industry. All production times listed below are based on final artwork proof approval. The quality of the artwork will affect the time it takes to prepare files for print.