Electronic File Information
If you plan on mailing Action Signs the digital file of the artwork for your custom graphics, please include a printed copy as well. If uploading the file to email, also send a .jpg proof. This gives us the ability to ensure what was opened is what was intended. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have IBM computers and use the following programs: Omega 2.0, Graphix Advantage, Corel Draw 11, Photo Paint 11, Adobe Photoshop 7 and Adobe Illustrator 10. We can convert many different file formats, but some work better than others.
If you use a program not listed above, please save your file in one of the following formats (listed in order of preference):
- Adobe Illustrator PC: .ai
Files We Cannot Open
Do not send QuarkXPress or Pagemaker files. We cannot open them.
File Submission Guidelines
When sending vector-based files, always convert text to outlines or embed the fonts when saving. We cannot install mac fonts onto our computers.
All graphics must be at least 100 dpi when made full size. When doing artwork, use a scale that will allow the design to be as large as possible on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper. Printed resolution of .jpg and .tiff images varies greatly from file to file. We can only print what is supplied. Make sure you view your images at full size at 100% scale. What you see there is what you will get.
Media types accepted: DVD, CD-ROM, flash drive or email.
Write the company name, contact name and phone number on outside of disks.
For photos taken with a digital camera, use the highest resolution available. Make sure there is adequate lighting and get as close to the subject as possible. Make sure it is at the desired angle. We cannot rotate 2 dimension images.