Printing

UV Direct 
Dye-Sub Fabric 
Flags, Banners, Vinyl 

Coroplas Signs, Foamcore Signs - 3mm, 4mm, 6mm plus 
Vehicle Wraps 
Construction Fencing 
Use your existing hardware! 
...just name it!

 

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 the 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, verbiage, and vector-based graphics (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 over time. 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 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 overthinking
Ink release from paper


RGB Black to CMYK and True black Photoshop adjustment

RGB blacks convert to a weak CMYK black

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 overthinking 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.


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 the 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.