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Graphic Specification - Check the following for your art files.

  • CMYK Mode? Your graphic must be in CMYK mode. Colors may differ in RGB mode.
  • Rich or True Black CMYK Value (see below for more details)
  • Good Resolution? Please use 300dpi images and a document set up of 125DPI or upload as Vector.
  • Right Dimensions? Your file needs to be saved at the correct document size as the template.
  • Preferred File Type - PDF | Acceptable Files - TIFF, JPG, AI, EPS, PSD (flattened)
  • Fonts - Outlined, Images - Embedded
  • Art files need to be print ready with no template lines

Graphic Service

Price: $65 per hour

Estimated design time will be provided to you prior to start of your project. The following are what we have done for our customer's pop up displays as examples.


Examples and Timeline*

Express 1-2 hours Design
  • Simple layout & Typesetting
  • Vector-based/hi-res graphics
Custom Design (3-4 hours)
  • Layout & Typesetting
  • Simple photo editing (includes cropping & color adjusting)
Custom Design (5-7 hours)
  • Layout & Typesetting
  • Photo editing (includes cropping, color adjusting, & cloning.)
  • Creating vector elements
Custom Design (8-11 hours)
  • Layout & Typesetting
  • Photo editing (includes cropping, color adjusting, & cloning.)
  • 15+ photos used (must be provided by customer)
  • Complex layered design
*Customer must supply as many images, vergiage and vector-based graphis (logo, image, & text) as possible.


Graphic Tips

1. Color Mode

Your file has to be in CMYK mode. You can go to Image > Mode > CMYK to view the setting.


2. Blacks

With continuous improvement, our requirements for a deep black may change overtime. Currently, this is what we suggest when setting up your print-ready file:
For the following materials: Stretch, Multi-Stretch, Roll Up, Classic Tent
C:0 M:0 Y:0 K:100
*This mix 0/0/0/100 of CMYK is unique to our printers and printing process.

For the following materials: Mesh, Scrim, Super flat, Backlit, One Choice Tent, PVC, Laminate
C:75 M:75 Y:75 K:100
*This mix 75/75/75/100 of CMYK is unique to our printers and printing process.

We have adjusted our profile rips for this specific formula and are getting a much better output.

Black comparison and paper release (Stretch, Multi-Stretch, Roll Up, Classic Tent)


True black 0-0-0-100 vs Rich Black 75-75-75-100
Transfer release showing true black vs other blacks and overinking
Ink release from paper


RGB Black to CMYK and True black Photoshop adjustment

RGB blacks convert to a weak CMYK black
Photoshop black adjustment

You may be skeptical about using a mix with 0% C/M/Y. Reasons why we recommend this formula C-0, M-0, Y-0, K-100:

  1. Colors vary from monitor to monitor and it may not appear a deep black on screen. As mentioned, our profile RIPs are adjusted for this specific formula so it is unique to our process.
  2. Better transfer yield: reduces overinking which leads to print defects such as banding, mottling and transfer wrinkles
  3. Automated proofing: less likely to flag your project
  4. Standardizes your black when submitting files to various print houses
  5. Cleaner black vs. muddy black


If you are uncertain of the quality of your images, please call us at 800.640.9544 press 2 or email us at info@wsdisplay.com



Photoshop/Illustrator Tip Tabs

Photoshop Users

Image Resolution

Images should be high resolution 300 DPI.

In Photoshop, you can go to

  1. IMAGE
  2. IMAGE SIZE
  3. to find out your file resolution.

Determine Image Quality from Source

  • Low Quality:
  • Screen capture of video frame
  • Low resolution / low quality stock photography
  • Image lifted off a web-page
  • Good Quality:
  • High resolution / high quality stock photography
  • High resolution / high quality scanner

Raster Document DPI Set Up at 125 DPI

While we recommend using 300 DPI images the overall document you are designing in only needs to be 125dpi. We suggest placing or dragging high resolution images into this 125dpi Document and scaling as needed.

Color Mode

Your file has to be in CMYK mode. You can go to Image > Mode > CMYK to view the setting.

If you are uncertain of the quality of your images, please call us at 800.640.9544 press 2 or email us at info@wsdisplay.com

Illustrator Users

Image Resolution

Your images (any graphics that are not vector) need to be 300 DPI at full size.

Determine Image Quality from Source

  • Low Quality:
  • Screen capture of video frame
  • Low resolution/low quality stock photography
  • Image lifted off a web-page
  • Good Quality:
  • High resolution/high quality stock photography
  • High resolution/high quality scanner

Why 125 DPI?

While we recommend using 300 DPI images the overall document you are designing in only needs to be 125dpi. We suggest placing or dragging high resolution images into this 125dpi Document and scaling as needed.

If you are uncertain of the quatlity of your images, please call us at 800.640.9544 or email us at info@wsdisplay.com

Color Mode

Your file has to be in CMYK mode.

Fonts

Convert all your text outlined.

*If your text are not created outlined, font shift might occur.

Saving

When you are done with the design, save the file in EPS format.

If you have extra graphics outside of the finished size area, create a crop area with the exact size of finishing size before saving.

If you need our graphic designers to modify your art work, send us your original Illustrator file(s).

(Graphic modification - $65 per hour. Please call for estimated time.)

you are amost done!

Before you upload the file(s) to us, open the EPS file you just saved.

Review all the graphics/text and make sure the dimension is right.

If you are satisfied with what you see, please UPLOAD FILES with your contact and order information.