FILE SETUP GUIDELINES

“Do.  Or do not.  There is no try …”

                                                                              – Yoda (Duh)

At Big Image Systems we know that the best way to do a good job is open communication.  

Below is a no-nonsense guide for formatting your files in the best way to work with our printers.  We pride ourselves in being able to work with our customers, and we want that to be a two-way street.  When you’re ready to setup your files to print, following these steps will ensure that what we see is what you see.  

RESOLUTION

16’ AND UNDER AT 100%   (At 1:10 Scale)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Target:75-150 dpi                                                                                                                                    Minimum: 40dpi

16’ + AT 100%  (At 1:10 Scale)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maximum: 50                                                                                                                                           Minimum: 30

FILE FORMAT

  • Print-Ready PDF Acrobat 6 (PDF 1.5 or newer)
  • 2” of printed bleed all sides
  • Single-paged
  • No printer or crop marks
  • Convert all fonts to outlines
  • Do not compress images
  • Artwork without text and logos can also be sent as psd, tif or jpeg
  • Provide the scale of your artwork and confirm size changes prior to submission
  • Place special instructions, drawings and information in separate documents

For more info visit: https://www.bigimagesystems.com/support/

COLOR

  • Use PMS colors from Solid/Uncoated library
  • Convert color to CMYK using Europe ISO Coated FOGRA39 profile and adjust onscreen.
  • To match your screen to ours use Datacolor Spyder hardware for accuracy.
  • When required, provide pantone references, ship a color reference or request a paper or textile proof.
  • For best black build to C91 M79 Y62 K97

UPLOAD

  • You can request to upload to our dropbox by clicking HERE.
  • Files may also be sent as links via email by clicking HERE.
  • When submitting it’s best to establish the piece name in advance and to name your files to match.
  • Please submit a written list of files and corresponding sizes via email or inside your .zip folder.
  • Any single file above 1G should be uploaded alone.

PROOFS

  • Digital, paper and fabric samples are available.
  • Digital approval links will be sent to all clients prior to print.
  • Paper proofs are generated free upon request and will be mailed within 24 hours of request.  Please allow 3 days additional production time for paper proofs.
  • Printed Fabric samples are available for a cost of $150.00 per sample.  Please allow one week additional production time for fabric samples.

 

Need More?  Have Questions?  Click below and request more info from our Production Guru Casey Hallas.

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