Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Phone (301) 948-8088 | Facsimile (301) 948-8244 | Email Sterico@stericosigns.com
a large extent the quality of the art you provide us
will determine the out come of the final project.
These instructions will help ensure you get the product you
want and will keep art charges to a minimum.
can accept ART the following ways:
- 3 ½”
floppy disks (PC format)
disks 100 MG (PC format)
& White (ready art)
- email@example.com (PC format)
sure your graphic proportions are correct to the desired
final size, and contain proper resolution (raster files)
when it is enlarged.
all fonts used with the artwork.
order for us to use a graphic file it must be saved in one of
the following formats:
(The files shown are in order of preference)
Specify Vector Files
Artwork To Scan:
artwork size we can utilize is 8" x 13"
size should be as large as possible within the 8" x
larger your original piece, the better reproduction will
can scan photos, transparencies, negatives and full color,
high resolution prints
the maximum DPI (Dots Per Inch) possible for your print-out
& white, use AT LEAST 600 dpi
artwork, use AT LEAST 1200 dpi (Fiery or high resolution
laser is fine)
Inkjet prints and offset printed material such as brochures
or screen-printed products will not reproduce well.
Plotter-cut shapes (other than circles & rectangles) from
scanned photos or artwork do not cut cleanly.
FILES ARE THE PREFERRED FILES
The images can be enlarged without losing quality.
CorelDraw and other programs
Convert ALL text to outlines, curves or paths. Refer to your
software documentation to determine the conversion process
for your software. Once the conversion has occurred save your
art as an Adobe Illustrator .eps file.
Note: Embedded artwork, not created with the
programs listed above, and not converted to outline, curves
or paths may not be recognized by our sign software and can
impact the final product you are requesting.
When submitting a raster file, the optimal resolution is 300
dpi for A 1 to 1 output ratio. Lower resolutions will result
in a decrease in image quality and/or An increase in labor.
The higher the resolution the better the quality your large
format product will appear.
information MUST be provided with the disk(s):
Client /Logo name/ Your company name
Contact person / Phone number
File format (example: .CDR Corel Draw)
Include a complete list of the files on your disk(s) and
our preferred file.
Indicate if you used a compression utility – WINZIP
Include a printed copy of your artwork with color separations
with PMS colors or CMYK % colors indicated
related technical questions and information should be directed
to our Production Department at 301-948-8088.
related questions regarding your order should be directed
to your sales associate at 301-948-8088.
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