Trade Show Graphic Specification

Inkjet +Vinyl

if for DIGITAL PRINT if for CUT VINYL / PROFILE CUT
PREFERREDFILE FORMATS
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Up to CC
(Creative Cloud)
Adobe Illustrator
Up to CC
(Creative Cloud)
Vector art only
EXPORTINGFILE FORMATS
Must be exported to Adobe PDF or flat TIF/JPG
FROM: Adobe InDesign
Corel Draw
Macromedia Freehand
Any non-Adobe program
Must be exported to Adobe PDF or EPS
FROM: Adobe InDesign
Corel Draw
Macromedia Freehand
any non-Adobe program
PREPARATION &PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE RESOLUTION FOR BEST RESULTS:

  • Recommended file format: LZW-compressed TIF files.
  • Build at actual size, as single image. We will divide into panels.
  • Do not add crop or registration marks.
  • Image PPI (DPI) should be between 75 and 150.
  • Send as CMYK or RGB format (CMYK recommended).
  • If building within a template file, turn off visibility of template layer or remove before sending final file.
  • If building in Illustrator:

    • Embed images AND send linked files.
    • Convert fonts to paths or send all font files used.
    • “PDF Compatible File” must be checked.
If particular spot colors are required, please provide Pantone colors.
Colors are matched as closely as possible
within the limitations of our digital printers.
FOR BEST RESULTS:

  • Files MUST be vector format for shape-cut graphics.
  • Recommended file format: AI, EPS or PDF
  • Avoid font sizes below 48pt at full size.
  • Convert fonts to paths or send all font files used.
  • Paths should be closed, filled with no stroke.
  • Send as CMYK or RGB format (both accepted).
  • Raster Effects (drop shadow, glow, etc) can not be reproduced in cut vinyl.
  • Gradients, blends and patterns can not be reproduced in cut vinyl.
If particular spot colors are required, please provide Pantone colors.
Colors are matched as closely as possible
within the available colors of vinyl.
TO SENDPRINT READY*ARTWORK
QUESTIONS: email – art@tradegroup.com
or call us at 214.343.2000
Ron Perovich x270 rperovich@tradegroup.com
Kimberly Briones x275 kbriones@tradegroup.com
*Print ready means jobs supplied on a disk will have all pictures cropped and placed the way it’s going to look on the final product. They should be at 100% actual size and the text should be proofed for spelling and grammar and converted to outlines (or paths) if in illustrator.