||Most orders will incur a $100 artwork charge. This is exclusive of shipping charges for sample pieces etc. If artwork comes ins well set up and job is of a medium to large size we can waive charge.|
|Templates borg .AI & .pub for Hospital boards for 18" x 24"|
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We do not have Quark at our MarkaSteel printer please provide
Illustrator(10 or CS) or Photoshop (7) as of 10/05. We normally
print digital at 720 DPI in CMYK color inkjet.
Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft
Publisher (less than 18x24 only) and PhotoShop OK ..... Please read
1st -- more details below
Exacting Jobs --
In short we suggest that for exacting jobs you send us a quality hard copy (call for address of dye-sub shop)- we will try to match with our standard techniques and time constraints. We will send you a sample (give us UPS or Fedex number). If this fits the bill we are a go. If not we can go to the $75/ hour perfection matching.
PhotoShop -- If you are working in PhotoShop and have room to save on a disk, please leave in PSD format if layers may need to be manipulated separately. If this is not possible, save each layer as a separate file. No manipulation is necessary if the file is saved as a TIF or a JPEG.
Resolution in General -- We find that with sublimation printing that the final size should not be less than 250 dpi. If you sending a file that you will want enlarged please start with a file of high enough resolution to start with. I know that this is not always possible, especially if you want a mural size piece...but the better the image is to start with, the better the final image. I have a flat bed scanner here so I can scan photos at a high resolution. You should consider sending a good quality photo rather than a low resolution digital image.
Autocad Drawings - If you have not started drawing please use Illustrator or Publisher rather than AutoCad. If artwork is already done in AutoCad Do Not send DWG files- we cannot use them!. If you must sent from AutoCad you need to flatten it, explode it, then export as as a dxf. We have found that there are sometimes translation problems so please also sent an adobe .pdf that you have checked for details. We also might be able to work with a pdf that will print at full size without pixelating if you can convert to pdf.
General File Format -- To get the best result in from a Sublimated piece send us good art. Do not send
Illustrator -- Illustrator is (.ai) is our preffered format and any version is OK. Also, if saving an Illustrator file that uses fonts, please create outlines of texts before saving; so the text will read as graphics, not text, and can be read without translation. Also if you do not save text as images we will not be able to open it since we won't have the font!
Publisher only allows us to output 300 DPI on sizes below 24" x 24" therefore on 24x36 and larger we have to convert to Illustrator and there will be both conversion hassles and costs. So please go with Illustrator on 24x36 and larger!
Zip Files - do not Zip or compress it usually cause problems. We have very fast lines and big mailboxes so sent as is. have gotten 25 meg files via e-mail so try that 1st before Fedexing. or use our free big -- Send us Big files thru this Link