Setup & Upload Info

Upload Artwork Files

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IMPORTANT: Please keep this window open until your files have fully uploaded. You will see a success message once finished.


File Formats:

  • Preferred formats are Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Others include Quark 7.0, Publisher and Powerpoint. (Additional charge for Publisher and Powerpoint)

Resolution:

  • Set up files at 100% of final size if possible.
  • Resolution of images should be 100-150 ppi at 100% for large format graphics,
  • Resolution of images should be 200-300 ppi at 100% for high quality smaller prints.(If setting up files at 50% size, images should be 2x the resolution (200-300ppi for large format, 400-600ppi for high quality smaller prints). 25% – 4x resolution.)

Color Specifications:

  • RGB files work fine but if you have specific PMS colors or your original files are CMYK, use CMYK.
  • Fabric banner prints need to be CMYK.
  • Our default profiles used are AdobeRGB and US Swop Coated CMYK.

Link Image Files:

  • Illustrator – link files (don’t embed), in case corrections are needed.

Special Effects:

  • Illustrator and InDesign special effects such as glows, transparencies, gradients, and drop shadows; do not always print correctly, create them in Photoshop. Adding a little noise to gradients can help in stepping

Fonts:

  • Convert fonts to outlines. If fonts are not outlined or need to be adjusted, provide Macintosh or Tru Type fonts with the file.

Bleed:

  • Include 1/4 inch bleed for smaller prints.
  • 1/2 inch bleed for larger than 30 x 40.
  • 2 inch for fabric banners.

Contact Munroe for Templates for a Specific Display

Multi-Panel

  • When designing a multi-panel graphic, build as one file. We will split the panels up in printing. Try to minimize type that crosses over the panel breaks.

Saving Files:

  • Save Photoshop/image files as psd, tiff or jpg. Jpg files should be of high quality and not overly compressed or sharpened.
  • Save Illustrator files as ai or eps.
  • Files can be saved as pdf’s if they were saved at a high quality setting and include bleed and crop marks.

File Submission:

  • CD/DVD, flash drive, email to monny@munroestudios.com or submit via our FTP site (call for details).
  • Provide a PDF layout or hardcopy proof.
  • For PDF instructions Click here