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Create all files at 100%, whenever possible. If it is necessary to reduce the layout size, scale at either 50% or 25% of final output size.

Bitmap file resolution should be 150 DPI at the final print size. Lower resolutions may be used, but will sacrifice image quality.

Photo images (bitmapped or raster images) should be at the following minimum dpi at final output size. Images must be saved in CMYK EPS format.

  • 150 dpi minimum - Large-scale banners and murals
  • 200 dpi minimum - Backlit graphics and poster output.

Provide all support files, raster image files (PhotoShop, EPS or TIFF), Vector files (Illustrator EPS, Corel EDITABLE EPS), NO BITMAP images (.JPEG, .BMP)

Convert all fonts & text to curves or outline, where applicable. Provide all fonts, both printer & screen fonts on disk or ftp with art.

Final output file must have all vector art (logos, text, Illustrator, Corel files) placed into a page layout program (such as QuarkXpress or Adobe Illustrator or Freehand).


* NOTE: Large format printers are not Pantone� devices. Colors will be close, but not exact. Please provide color proofs indicating the critical colors to match. If a print proof is requested for color verification, it is billed at $50 each (non-discountable).

When color is critical, supply PANTONE color reference numbers. If a PANTONE number is not available, an accurate color print is essential. Without this reference material, accurate color match is impossible.

Vinyl, Dimensional & Pierce-cut Graphics


  1. All artwork must be saved in a PC format.
  2. Provide graphic files on CDs or e-mail.
  3. All files must be ready for output.
  4. Include a print of each file indicating file name, size and PMS color specifications.

* NOTE: Additional charges will be incurred for file corrections and manipulations. Email db@displaybarn.com for rates.


  1. All images must be two-dimensional.
  2. Digital images and text must be outlines converted to paths or curves.
  3. Saved files in BOTH an EPS format and as a native file to Adobe Illustrator (.ai) (Sometimes one file format produces better results than the other.)


If you are supplying us with electronic files, we accept most standard files in both Macintosh and PC formats. These can be sent to us on CD or DVD ROM's or uploaded to our FTP site. We can also help you with the design and creation of your images, just give us any transparencies, photographs, logos, your concept and let us put it together for you.

FILES: Ensure all files are properly named and updated in all layouts and filenames have the correct file extension name (ie: .eps / .tif / .ai / ...etc.).

COLOR: When possible supply us with PANTONE color numbers. Where color matching is important, an accurate color hardcopy proof is helpful.

PHOTOSHOP: All files should be final size at minimum 150dpi resolution, leave files in layers when feasible.

LOGOS: Supply all logos and illustrated graphics in VECTOR format whenever possible.

ILLUSTRATOR: Embed files as apposed to linking them and convert fonts and strokes to outlines, save in Illustrator .ai format.

PROOFS: Provide an accurate fully updated hardcopy proof for each layout. For FTP uploads include a PDF for each layout.

FONTS: Includes all fonts used in your layout (Screen and Printer).


We believe that a good design blends creativity with clarity to make your message both effective and memorable.


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