Submitting Artwork for Specialty Banners

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Size

Standard Sizes Include:

  • 2' x 8' 6" Fabric Flag Banners
  • 2' x 5' Light Pole Banners โ€“ Vinyl โ€“ 1 sided or 2 sided
  • 2' x 3' Street Sign Banners โ€“ StickUp Adhesive
  • 18" x 24" Yard Signs
  • 24" x 36" Backlit Banner Sign

File Formats

Accepted formats include:

  • Press Quality PDF
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 or higher
    • Option 1: Layered Photoshop file (PSD). Convert fonts to shapes.
    • Option 2: Flattened Photoshop file. Save as a Press Quality PDF or JPEG with a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch). Note: Begin designing with image file set to 300 dpi. Do NOT increase dpi (dots per inch) after completion.
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3 or higher Save as Press Quality PDF. Convert fonts to outlines. Linked files must be embedded.

File Size

We have various standard banner sizes. Banners are designed at 25% of actual size. See Banner Size Chart below

Bleeds: Bleeds are intended to allow space for cutting and finishing. Refer to Banner Size Chart for specific banner sizes and bleed requirements.

Safety Zone: All critical elements (text, logos, etc.) must remain at least 0.75" from trim edge. Shifting can occur during trimming and items within this 0.75" area may be trimmed or covered.

Logo & Image Quality

Quality requirements:

  • 300 dpi (dots per inch)
  • CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
  • Minimum of 10" in one direction

Images taken directly from the web are NOT acceptable.

Logos are accepted in the following formats:

VECTOR (PREFERRED)

  • AI
  • EPS
  • PDF (Illustrator)

RASTER (PREFERRED)

  • TIFF (transparent)
  • PSD
  • PDF

Note: Increasing the dpi of a small file will not increase the image quality (Example: 72 dpi increased to 300 dpi will still make the image appear pixilated).

Color

All artwork must be provided in CMYK (Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black) color mode.

For large areas of black coverage use "Rich Black." The accepted rich black break down is: C=70, M=70, Y=70, B=100

Outreach does NOT guarantee exact color matches.

Fonts

All fonts must be converted to Outlines, Shapes or Rasterized before artwork is submitted

Upload Materials

Uploading to the Outreach FTP Server:
To access the FTP server from your Mac or PC you must use an FTP client (program).

Note: Fetch is recommended for Mac users. There are a variety of Windows FTP clients, one of the top rated is SmartFTP.

Be sure that "Passive Mode" is disabled (unchecked) in your FTP client, then enter...

Host: outreachftp.com User ID: outreachftp Password: Romans837 (case sensitive)

Place artwork into the "Custom Artwork" folder.

Alternative Upload:
You can use www.hightail.com as an alternate upload option to easily send large files. Create a free account with Hightail.com. Follow the upload instructions and a link to your artwork will be sent to an Outreach Specialist's email. NOTE: Please do not select the "identity verfication" feature- it prevents us from forwarding your document to the designer.

Banner Size Chart

Create banners to the standard template sizes below. View Flag Template. Note: Template dimensions are calculated at 1/4 of the finished banner size - determined in inches.

All banners are: CMYK color and the resolution is 300 dpi. When created in Photoshop, rasterize fonts, save as a .tif. When created in Illustrator, convert fonts to outlines, save as an Illustrator .ai file.

Click here to see art specs for specialty banner

Specialty Banner Size Chart