Oversize/Signage File Guidelines

  • Our preferred file type is a high resolution PDF. We do not accept JPG, PNG, or GIF files.
  • All print-ready images should be 300dpi at the finished size. Scaling small artwork up to a large format will cause extreme pixelation.
  • All color images should be set to CMYK. If you send us RGB images, they will be automatically converted to CMYK, and there may be a color shift. For more information on RGB vs. CMYK, please see our Placing an Order FAQ.
  • If your document has a bleed, it must extend the finished size by 0.25″ on each side. If you do not know what a bleed is, please see our What Are Bleeds page.
  • All text must be within 0.25″ from the edge of the sheet. Please note, this is measured from the edge of the finished size, not the bleed margin.
  • Send all pieces at their proper finished sizes, plus the bleed, if applicable. 
  • Send all files as single consecutive pages with no printer's marks whatsoever, and no imposition. Please include your bleed margin.
  • If sending Adobe Illustrator files, please outline all fonts and embed all images before sending.
  • If sending Adobe InDesign files, use the File -> Package function to collect all of the fonts and images. If you do not do this, your project will not open properly on our computer. If you are using Adobe Typekit fonts, they will not package but should automatically be added to our software when the document is opened.