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Graphics Guidelines

SUBMITTING YOUR ART

It is recommended to upload artwork after an order number has been assigned to avoid duplicate and/or missing orders. Artwork can be submitted via the following:

Upload via our FTP link on the web site

Files under 5 MB may be emailed to your sales representative.

All documents received after 12:00 pm EST will be considered as received on the next business day

TYPESETTING

Our normal art set-up charge includes typesetting 1-2 lines of copy, if applicable. If a specific font is required, the name of the font must be noted on your Order. If Exhibits Etc does not have the font, the type will be re-set using a standard font or font that matches as closely as possible.

IMPRINT AREA

On our website, we have included our most high demand products, but keep in mind that we can produce custom products for you. After perusing our website, contact us if you do not see exactly what you need.

FAXING ORDERS

Faxed orders are accepted as original orders. Exhibits Etc is not responsible for any fax malfunction that would affect receipt of the order or omitted information on the order.

FREIGHT CLAIMS

INSPECT ALL DELIVERIES CAREFULLY AND NOTE ANY DAMGE WHEN SIGNING FOR YOUR ORDER. Unless specified on order Exhibits Etc will use the best shipping method based on information provided on your order. We cannot be responsible for freight charges incurred including any extra charges such as inside delivery, interlining of carriers, and international shipments. Lost, damaged or delayed merchandise is the responsibility of the carrier. Initiate any claim with the carrier within 15 days.

IMPRINT METHODS

Maximum imprint areas for each item are listed throughout the website. Unless instructed otherwise, art will be sized and placed appropriately for most effective visual presentation.

COLOR VARIATIONS

Due to the nature of manufacturing and production, slight variations in finished products are possible. Exhibits Etc cannot guarantee exact color matches from order to order.

FILE FORMTS 1-COLOR / 2-COLOR IMPRINTED PRODUCTS

There are two types of art files: Vector (known as line art) and Raster (known as bitmap art).

vector rastor

ALL ART must be created as (or converted to) VECTOR for your imprinted product.

VECTOR ART

FILE TYPES: .ai, .eps, or .pdf (Vector) Vector art is made of lines and curves defined by mathematical objects called vectors. Vector art is resolution independent. Therefore, it can be scaled to any size without loss of quality.

IMPORTANT: Convert all text to outlines, paths, or curves to ensure exact duplication of a typestyle. If text is not converted, type will be re-set using a font that matches as closely as possible.

Vector art created in Corel Draw cannot be used unless the file is saved as Adobe Illustrator .ai or .eps.

RASTER ART

FILE TYPES: .psd, .tif, .jpg, .bmp, .gif, raster .eps, or raster .pdf Raster art is created using a program like Adobe Photoshop or scanned art which has not been converted to vector. A raster image consists of a grid, or bitmap, of small squares known as pixels, Raster images are resolution dependent (set at a fixed resolution).

IF YOU SEND RASTER ART, IT CANNOT BE USED FOR YOUR IMPRINTED PRODUCT. However, it may be possible to use it as a template to convert the art into vector format. Converting raster art to vector art will incur additional art charges (see ART CHARGES). If it is necessary to use raster art, your production method will be dye-sublimation.

FILE FORMATS DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Both raster and vector files are acceptable for digital printed products. Documents must be created at 100% of final size, print-ready and require no file manipulation. If your file will require manipulation, art charges will apply (see DESIGN CHARGES). If printing mural panels, create your layout as a one-page document; do not separate the panels. This is required to ensure accurate image alignment (registration between panels).

We accept files created with or editable by the following Programs:

Adobe Photoshop – High Resolution .tif / .psd / .eps / .pdf / .jpg Adobe Illustrator – .ai / .eps / .pdf

Print ready art (created utilizing our product templates.

Files with image resolution lower than 100 dpi at actual size may result in pixilated (blurry) image quality.

Image resolution of your file should be no higher than 180 dpi (dots per inch) at actual size ((1/4 final print resolution).

Solid Coated PMS colors preferred when ordering (CMYK/RGB accepted) – PMS colors are used to identify the CMYK formula that will best approximate the requested colors; PMS colors are not guaranteed.

FILE FORMATS FULL COLOR DYE-SUB

Both raster and vector files are acceptable for dye-sub products. Documents must be created at 100% of final size, print-ready and require no file manipulation. If your file will require manipulation, art charges will apply (see DESIGN CHARGES).

We accept files created with or editable by the following Programs:

Adobe Photoshop – High Resolution .tif / .psd / .eps / .pdf / .jpg Adobe Illustrator – .ai / .eps / .pdf

Print ready art (created utilizing our product templates

Files with image resolution lower than 100 dpi at actual size may – -result in pixilated (blurry) image quality.

Image resolution of your file should be no higher than 180 dpi (dots per inch) at actual size ((1/4 final print resolution).

Solid Coated PMS colors preferred when ordering (CMYK/RGB accepted) – PMS colors are used to identify the CMYK formula that will best approximate the requested colors; PMS colors are not guaranteed

Our Rich Black CMYK value is 0/0/0/100

Slight changes in fabric color may occur from order to order due to fabric dye lot variations.

COLOR MATCHING – DIGITAL / DYE-SUB

Digital and full-color dye-sub products are printed as CMYK (4-color) process from your file. If saved as RGB art will be converted to CMYK. We cannot guarantee PMS color matching. If you would like to match a specific PMS color, specify the color on your order when sending your art. We will provide the closest available color in CMYK to match your PMS specification.

VIEWING A PROOF

Viewing a proof prior to production is strongly recommended to avoid errors. With standard production proofs are sent 2 business days after receipt of order, payment, and usable art. Online proof approvals are required prior to production. Allow additional lead time for the proofing process when determining your ship date. When you select one of our Quick Ship items you waive your opportunity to view a proof, Exhibits Etc is not liable for production errors if supplied art has been used and instructions have been followed.

PROOF FORMATS

The first proof is provided free of charge.

E-mail Proof (color .pdf or .jpg)

Recommended for digital or full color dye-sub products. Also available for imprinted products.

Colors / image resolution of e-mail proofs do not represent final output (see TEST STRIPS).

PROOF REVISIONS

Proofs returned with changes are not considered approved. If customer’s original instructions were followed by Exhibits Etc and a proof revision is requested by customer, a proof revision charge will apply. Revised proofs are sent the following business day.

Proof Revision Charges:

1st proof is free of charge.

Additional proof revisions beyond the first cost $35.00 each. Proof revisions must be submitted in writing. SD Modular Displays will not accept verbal revisions.

TEST STRIPS

For the most accurate representation of color and image resolution, test strips are available. Test strips are provided for most products. The client is responsible to pay for the shipping cost.

One test strip is provide free of charge.

Additional test strips beyond the first cost $25.00 each.

A test strip is a printed sample using actual media and inks, showing one area of the art (approx. 8″ x 10″) at print size. For best results, indicate the exact area of concern in the artwork, specify PMS color, and / or send a printed sample of the exact color to be matched. PMS colors are printed in CMYK to match as close as possible.

Production time for a test strip is 2 business days. Allow Additional lead time for the test strip when determining your ship date. Order will not be considered production-ready until approval of final test strip.

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