Artwork Formats

Please ensure all artwork supplied meets our guidelines and specifications below.

Allsigns Artwork Guidelines

We accept the following file formats:
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF
  • X WinZip (PC)
We can accept artwork in the following formats:
  • DVD’s recordable and re-recordable
  • CD’s recordable and re-recordable
  • Zip 100mb & 250mb
  • USB/flash drives
  • File transfer sites

All artwork must be supplied to 25% of the finished size with a resolution of no less than 300dpi. All fonts and images used in the design also need to be supplied.

File Formats

If scanning photographs or creating digital imagery always save these as EPS or TIFF files. This will preserve the colour and clarity of the image. The TIFF format is the highest quality and is strongly recommended as our prefered artwork file.

Colour Matching and Reprodution

Computers, scanners and digital cameras create images using combinations of just three colours: Red, Green and Blue (called RGB). Printing uses four different colours to produce images: Cyan, Magenta,Yellow and Black (called CMYK or Process colour). RGB images must be converted to CMYK.

For colour matching purposes we use:
  • Pantone (PMS) for print colour references. The Pantone colour guides have been widely adopted by artists, designers, printers, manufacturers, marketers and clients in a variety of industries worldwide for accurate colour identification.
  • RAL colours for powder coating. RAL colours are used for defining standard colours for paint and powder coatings. These colours are standard for use in architecture, construction and industry.

All references must be supplied by the client along with their artwork.

If you have any questions relating to software or artwork issues please contact our studio on: 01302 752070 or email us on: [email protected]

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