Digital Printing File Guidelines for Floor Graphics



Digital Printing File Guidelines


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  Fax or mail a completed form with each computer file to be output.  
This form is provided for your benefit. It is intended to help you prepare your files in order to avoid additional charges. Please complete one form in its entirety for each file sent for production. Failure to comply with all the guidelines may result in intervention on the port of our pre-press staff to correct and/or modify the file(s). Pre-press intervention is billable at $100.00 per hour and may also result in unnecessary production delays.
Please make certain that all of the following instructions have been completed prior to submitting art.
1. File Name: ____________________________________
2. File is for: Mac ___ or PC ___
3. Application used to create the file was:
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop
Macromedia Freehand Corel Photo Paint
QuarkXpress Adobe PageMaker
CoreIDRAW Omego/Graphics Advantage (for Gerber Edge only)
4. All type should be converted to curves, paths, or outlines, depending on the terminology of the application used. When sending o Quark or Pagemaker file, ALL fonts used must be included.
5. The file is completely in CMYK mode. (Files can be RGB for Gerber Edge output.)
6. Attach all linked files. Link only .eps and .tif files. DO NOT use DCS format. Do not compress linked files. To calculate scanning resolution, refer to the chart below and the formula following:
Image Output Scotchprint Graphics Inkjet* Thermal Transfer Promoprint Graphics Durable Inkjet
Standard (25 DPI) n/a n/a n/a Resolution from 75 to 400 dpi is possible. Please call to verify.
High (50 DPI) n/a n/a
Very High (100 DPI) 100 - 300 dpi n/a
Up to 600 DPI n/a n/a n/a
* Create/send files for Inkjet output @ 100 dpi at full size.
To determine the scanning resolution: Multiply the Output Height (or Width) of the finished graphic by the desired Image Output resolution. Divide the total by the Input Height (or Width). Example: An 8"x10" glossy photograph, cropped to 7"x8", needs to reproduced at 49"x56", at Standard Resolution. Using the formula, we calculate: 49" (Output Height) x 25 (Image Output resolution) 7" (Original Height) = dpi.
7. Enclose a hard copy of the file output - A $30.00 charge will be assessed in the hard copy is missing. One copy will be printed and Faxed to customer for file verification, which could result in unnecessary production delays.
8. Only the file or files necessary to produce the job should be included.
9. The resolution of images included in the file should not exceed that intended for the recommended output resolution. The higher the resolution, the longer the file, which means longer download time.


Guidelines for Sending File


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Please Note: Never send an original file. Always make a backup copy and send that instead.
File Transfer Protocol - Use of FTP programs quick and easy way to send files and is one of the most efficient methods of sending large files over the Internet. Some recommended programs to use include WS_FTP (f2r Windows systems) or and Anarchie (for Macintosh users) at Also, Windows 95/NT users can use a command-line FTP program that is installed with those operating systems.
Instructions for Connecting:
Make sure that you have a direct connection to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider or local network. It is also helpful if all the files you wish to send are compressed into a single self-extracting file, i.e. PKZIP. If sending a Macintosh file via the internet, it must be stuffed and bin hexed. Note: Items 1 through 3 below apply only to Windows systems users. Mac users begin at Item 4.
1. In Windows 95, 98, ME, or 2000, go to a DOS prompt.
2. Connect to our FTP Server using an address which will be provided when required.
3. At the login prompt, enter the User Name which will also be provided when required.
4. At the Password prompt, enter the password which will also be provided.
5. Enter "bin" to change mode to binary. Binary files sent in text (or ASCII) mode are unacceptable.
6. To upload the file, type "put" followed by the file name. (i.e. put C:\file.ext)
7. After the transfer is complete, type "bye" to disconnect the FTP client.
8. It is extremely important that you call or e-mail The Mat King at (800)442-6544 or after sending or transferring your file or files to notify us that fact. In addition, Fax a hard copy of the art to (800)Mats-Fax (800)628-7329.
Art files for Floor Graphics may also be sent via regular mail or courier service. The following storage devices may be used for Floor Graphic art files.
● Recordable CD (650MB Capacity) ● 3.5" 100MB IomegaTM ZipTM
● DVD ● 3.5" 250MB IomegaTM ZipTM
● 1GB and 2GB Iomega JazTM ● 3.5" 1.44MB and LS-120 Super Disc
● 5.25" 44MB, 88MB and 200MB SyQuest Cartridge ● 3.5" 105MB, 135MB and 270MB SyQuest Cartridge
● 230 MB SyQuest EZ Flyer ● 135MB SyQuest EZ
● 3.5" 128MB and 230MB Magneto Optical Disc ● 5.25" 650MB and 1.3GB and 2.6GB Magneto Optical Disc
● 4mm and 8mm DAT Tape (Using Retrospect Backup Software - Macintosh) ● 4mm and 8mm DAT Tape (Using NT Backup Arcada Backup)
Send Media storage devices to the address below:
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