Graphics

Graphic Specification Requirements Checklist

In order to get the most superior finished product possible for your art files, be sure to follow the requirements listed in the checklist below.

  •      All graphics must be in CMYK mode. Colors may differ when in RGB mode.
  •      Is your graphic in regular or rich black color? If so, set the CYMK to C 75, M 75, Y 75, K 100 (see below for more details)
  •      For good printing resolution, your file should be 125 DPI.
  •      All files need to be saved as full size to ensure the right dimensions are in the graphic.
  •      Preferred File Type: TIFF, JPG, PDF, PSD (flattened)
  •      Additional acceptable files: AI, EPS
  •      All fonts will need to be outlined, and the images will need to be embedded.

Graphics Service

Price: $65 per hour



Prior to the start of your project, our team will provide you with an estimated design time. See below for examples of our work done for previous customers.

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Express Design

1-2 Hours

Custom Design

3-4 Hours

Custom Design

5-7 Hours

Custom Design

8-11 Hours

Simple layout & Typesetting

Vector-based/hi-res graphics

Layout & Typesetting

Simple photo editing (includes cropping & color adjusting)

Layout & Typesetting

Photo editing (includes cropping, color adjusting, & cloning.)

Creating vector elements

Layout & Typesetting

Photo editing (with cropping, color adjustment, & cloning services.)

15+ photos used (must be provided by customer)

Complex layered design

*To ensure the best results, customers are asked to supply as many images, verbiage, and vector-based graphics (logo, image, and text) as possible.

Graphics Tips

Photoshop Users

You may use our templates or submit your own created document, but the dimension of the file needs to match the finished size.

Image Resolution

All photos and graphics must measure 125 DPI at full size.

In Photoshop, you can go to

  1.      IMAGE
  2.      IMAGE SIZE

to find out your file resolution.

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Determine Image Quality From Source

Good Quality

Bad Quality

High resolution / high-quality stock photography

High resolution / high-quality scanner

Screen capture of a video frame

Low resolution / low-quality stock photography

Image lifted off a web-page

<insert example image here>

Why 125 DPI?

The reason we require 125 DPI for photos and graphics is that the banner created will be designed as a large format print. In this case, you do not need to prepare your file in 300 DPI, since photos and graphics in that dimension are usually used for smaller format print work.

If you have any questions about the quality of your images, please call us at (877) 885-1600 or you may email us at sales@crowdcontrolwarehouse.com for assistance.

Color Mode

As previously mentioned, your files must be in CMYK mode. To check the settings of your image, go to Image > Mode > CMYK.

Regular Black / Rich Black

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If you’ve ever had problems getting a nice, deep black color when printing your graphics, you’re not alone. When the standard black color is set to C 0%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 100%, black print may look dull and not as deep as you might have expected.


For regular (true) rich black, use the following settings:

  •      C 75% M 75% Y 75% K 100%



Illustrator Users

Setting Your Image Resolution


Your non-vector images and graphics must be 125 DPI at full size.

Determine Image Quality From Source

Good Quality

Bad Quality

High resolution/high-quality stock photography

High resolution/high-quality scanner

Screen capture of a video frame

Low resolution/low-quality stock photography

Image lifted off a web-page

<insert quality example image>

Why 125 DPI?

The reason we require 125 DPI for photos and graphics is that the banner created will be designed as a large format print. In this case, you do not need to prepare your file in 300 DPI, as photos and graphics in that dimension are usually used for smaller format print work.

If you have any questions about the quality of your images, please call us at (877) 885-1600 or you may email us at sales@crowdcontrolwarehouse.com for assistance.

Color Mode

Your file has to be in CMYK mode.

  1.     COLOR PALLET
  2.     OPTION CMYK

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*If your text is not created outlined, font shift might occur.

Saving

Make sure to save the file in EPS format once your design is finished. If there are extra graphics that lie outside the finished size area, you will need to create a crop area that contains the exact size of the finished size before saving your file.

Our graphic designers are ready to modify your artwork if necessary. For assistance, send us your original illustrator files, and we’ll format them to meet the required specifications.


*Graphics modification: $65 per hour. Please call for estimated time.

You’re Almost Done!


Before uploading, take the time to open the EPS file you just saved. Make sure to review all graphics and text within the file to make sure the dimensions are correct.


Once you are sure your files meet our specifications, upload your contact and order information.

Regular Black / Rich Black


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If you’ve ever had problems getting a rich, deep black color when printing your graphics, you’re not alone. When the standard black color is set to C 0%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 100%, black print may look dull and not as saturated as you might have expected.


For regular (true) rich black, use the following settings:


  •      C 75% M 75% Y 75% K 100%

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