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How ot order?

1. Select your size, options and quantity and click 'Add to Basket'

2. Receive an order confirmation via e-mail

3. Then if necessary, send your artwork to us <ARTWORK UPLOAD>

How do I place an order?

Our Displays and Imprinted Banners & Signage are available for purchase securely online. Select your size and quantities then add to your basket. When you place your order you will receiver an invoice/order confirmation via email and a request to transfer your artwork to us.

When will I receive my order?

All orders are dispatched within 5 working days - if you need your order sooner, no problem - just let us know and we will get it to you in time.

I must have my banner by...

We cannot guarantee in advance the day of dispatch, that depends on the size, quantity and current orders. It will be dispatched within 5 working days maximum. If you are in a super desperate hurry let us know in the 'Special Instructions Box' when placing your order - we will always work with you to meet your deadline.

Using our design service

If you are unable to supply artwork in the correct format we can have one of our designers create it for you. Remember we charge for this service – we have a large library of images and fonts and create great designs for our customers for very specific requests we may need your help in supplying suitable images.

IMPORTANT - In all order correspondence please ensure you include your Order Number

We respect your privacy. We will not sell or rent your information to anyone. The information you provide us will be used to communicate the status of your order.We may also send you information, via email, on promotional offers at our store in the future.

 

Quick Reference


File Types: PDF, EPS, AI, PSD, TIFF
Providing an INDD file, or artwork that does not meet our
guidelines, may incure additional artwork handling charges.
We cannot accept the following file types:
CDR, QXD, DOC, FHX, PPT, XLS, PLT

Images: Embedded or Linked (include all linked files)

Fonts: Converted to Curves/Outlines
OR
All Fonts Included

Minimum
Resolution:
100 dpi @ 100% (actual print size)
Recommended 150 - 300 dpi

File Size: Under 500 MB

Colors: CMYK
PMS colors should be specified in-file as CMYK swatches,
no Spot Colors 
Specify PMS #s for Color Matching Purposes Only
Color Matching cannot be provided on raster artwork,
or for screen or thermal orders 

Additional Handling: $75 / hour
1 hour minimum

Process-Specific Guidelines


Print Method File Format Specifications
1/2/3-Color:
Thermal Imprinting
Screen Printing
Vector - .ai / .eps / .pdf
Fonts Must be Outlined
• Stock colors only, no color matching
• No gradients or halftones
• Min. line thickness .08”
• Min. .125” width & height on loose lines
  and shapes at actual print size

Full-Color
Dye Sublimation
Digital Print
4-Color Screen
        Printing
Vector
        - Illustrator Files
        - .ai / .eps / .pdf
Raster
        - Photoshop Files
        - .tiff / .psd / .eps
Fonts Must be Outlined
Images Must be Embedded
• Full color artwork including gradients,
  bleeds & halftones accepted
• Raster images:
  Min. 100 dpi @ 100%
        (actual print size)
  Recommended 150 - 300 dpi.
  Printing max. 600 dpi
• If using PMS Colors
  specify PMS colors
  in submitted artwork

Appliqué Vector - .ai / .eps / .pdf
Fonts Must be Outlined
• No gradients or halftones
• Min. line thickness .125"
• Min. .25" width &
• Customer must select colors that
  match our fabrics, or provide a PMS
  Color for our graphics specialists to find
  the nearest match. Appliqué projects
  are not capable of exact PMS matching.

Examples: Artwork Complexity


• Simple Vector Artwork
• Appropriate for Any Print Type
• Complex Vector Artwork
• Appropriate for Digital Only
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• Vector Artwork
  with Gradient and Shadow
• Appropriate for Digital Only
• Raster Artwork
  with Vector Text
• Appropriate for Digital Only

Examples: Raster vs. Vector & Outlined Text


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Image Resolution & Viewing Distance


Viewing Distance
6 in
1 ft
2 ft
3 ft
5 ft
10 ft
50 ft
dpi
1200
600
300
200
150
72
10

• 100-300 dpi is best for most applications.
• Greater viewing distance = lower resolution.
  ex: Billboard vs. trade show graphics vs. art photograph in gallery

Bleeds & Finishing


• Bleeds are not required unless noted on the template or graphic size provided,
  or unless creating artwork with special finishing.
• Retractor banners generally require 1/2 inch to 1 inch on top for the snap rails,
  and 6 to 8 inches on bottom for the leader.
• Banners need bleed for the full area of any pole pockets or finishing that involves
  folding and/or sewing.
• Ask your sales rep whether a bleed should be included.

If you are particular about the
appearance of your finished pole
pocket, please setup the artwork
with full bleed, or you may be
charged an additional art handling
fee for the time it takes to adjust
your artwork for bleed.

Graphic size listed in catalog
does not include bleed.


Additional Handling Fees


You may incur additional artwork handling fees if your artwork does not meet our requirements. Examples of situations that may cause your artwork to require additional handling include, but are not limited to:
         • Incorrect Dimensions or Not Set Up to Template
         • Color Matching Requested but Colors Not Spec’ed In-File
         • Changes/Adjustments Requested
         • Changed Artwork File Submitted After Proof
         • Missing Fonts
         • Files Set Up in InDesign or Corel
         • Screen or Thermal Files with Gradients, Messy Vectors
         • Raster Files Requiring Vectorization
         • Low Resolution
         We will contact you for your consent before proceeding.

File Setup


File Naming
Please provide files with useful, descriptive names. Whenever possible, include the order number in the file name. This will help our graphics specialists better track your artwork.
         [OrderNumber]_[GraphicDescription].eps
When providing artwork for jobs with multiple different printed pieces, please place each piece in a seperate file, and name each file clearly. For example: two different artwork for the front of a double-sided banner, and a third artwork on the back of both, clearly label:
         [OrderNumber]_front1.eps [OrderNumber]_front2.eps
         [OrderNumber]_back.eps
When preparing artwork for products with multiple adjacent panels, set up as a single file.
ex: Show N Rise

Templates & Measurements
Many templates are available to help you set up your artwork correctly for your display. Please be sure to follow the provided instructions carefully. Contact your sales rep for relevent templates. If a template is not available, please check with your sales rep for accurate measurements. When creating your artwork file, please be sure to make the document page size the full desired size of the artwork (with bleed when necessery).

Files not set up to our specifications may require an additional artwork handling fee.

Programs & File Types
Artwork should be created in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, CS4 or sooner. When using any other program, artwork MUST be saved as a PDF or EPS.

For raster images, please send both layered and flattened images whenever possible. Layered files allow our graphics specialists to make necessery alterations to the artwork if you notice an error or in case the file is not setup ideally.

Adjustments beyond basic pre-press steps may incur additional artwork handling fee.

Order & Submission Process


Quotes & Placing an Order w/ Artwork
To guarantee that we provide you with the best quality printing, and to ensure that your artwork meets basic requirements for your desired printing method, please be sure to email your sales rep a low resolution JPG or PDF of your artwork during the quoting phase. Depending on your desired printing method and the complexity of your artwork, you may be asked to send your full artwork in advance to be certain it meets all requirements.

Failure to meet the guidelines relevent to your artwork and process may result in your order being delayed and incurring additional artwork handling charges.

We are unable to guarantee quotes made without artwork samples.

Submitting Artwork
If you are submitting artwork files with your order, please following instructions when placing order.

If you are sending artwork after you have placed your order, click on ARTWORK UPLOAD in your order email confirmation.


Proofs & Approvals
A proof will be provided to you within 24 hours of receipt of payment and artwork. Orders containing 5 or more seperate graphics will require 48 hours to proof. Please check proofs and order confirmation closely to be sure that all artwork and order details are correct. Reply with your approval, requested adjustments, or revised artwork as soon as possible. Submitting new artwork may incur additional artwork setup fees and delay your order.

Delay in proof approval may delay your order.

Turn Times
Your sales rep will provide you with a current turn time estimate. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your order reaches you when you need it.

Official Turn Time begins upon receipt of proof approval.
Turn times DO NOT Include Shipping.
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