Vector source files are original artwork files created using graphics software such as CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. These files store their graphics data as coordinates, and can be scaled to any size. Files must be saved with the original program's file extension. Acceptable formats are:
Please do not simply rename another type of file.
Changing the file extension only corrupts the file, such as with changing
Common but unacceptable file formats are Microsoft Word (
Microsoft Excel (
.xlsx), Microsoft Publisher (
.pub) or other Office-based programs.
If the submitted file does not meet the above requirements, we may need to adjust or recreate the artwork. This may be performed at additional cost and will result in a graphic that is not an exact duplicate of the original.
Raster source files store their graphics data as a series of pixels, and cannot be scaled without losing information. You may provide a raster file if the following conditions are met:
Please note: the file provided must be full scale. For example, if the decoratable portion of the sign face will be 18" x 93", then the graphic file you provide must be 18" x 93" at 150 dpi or greater. Using a 2" x 3" file and enlarging it to 18" x 93" is not acceptable, and most images obtained from the Internet fall into this category.
The color mode of any source file submitted should follow these rules:
Fonts are collections of letters with certain shapes. We maintain a library of thousands of fonts to use on our sign faces. If a specific font is requested that we do not have, one of the following options is required:
If one of these options is not provided, a substitute font may be required. This substitute may not exactly match the requested font.