HOW TO SUPPLY ARTWORK

We can accept artwork on USB Drives, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-RW in PC or Mac formats if the file size is larger than 10 megabytes (10,000 kb). Disks will be returned only if requested.

We can also accept larger files via FTP directly to our computers. Details how to access this service can be e-mailed upon request.

Files that are less than 10 megabytes (10,000 kb) in size may be e-mailed to our general mailbox (1hoursigns@netflash.net).

Always supply a paper output (colour, if possible) or PDF so that we have a reference when files are imported into our system.

Vector-Based Vinyl Cut Graphics

The most successful format for compatibility is a vector-based Adobe Illustrator EPS (ver. 8.0 and up) with all fonts converted to outlines. Most graphic designers use Mac-based Adobe Illustrator to design logos and graphics. It is always best to provide artwork as close to the original source as possible.

These files formats are the most useful:

  • .EPS – Adobe Illustrator ver. 8.0 & up
  • .AI – Adobe Illustrator ver. 8.0 & up
  • .CDR – CorelDraw ver. 10.0 & up
  • .DOC – Word for Windows (text-based information only – no graphics)
  • .PDF – When generated from vector-based programs like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw
  • 6) Number of colours
  • 7) 1-sided or 2-sided
  • 8) Mounting accessories (grommets, velcro, 2-sided tape, etc.)
  • 9) Indoor or outdoor application
  • 10) Installation required

ALWAYS convert fonts to outlines or curves before sending these file formats.

We can accept other file formats like the ones listed below in the Full Colour Digital Printing section, but they will require additional work to make them into files that Signable Inc. o/a 1 Hour Signs can use for vinyl-cut graphics. Additional artwork charges may be required.

Full Colour Digital Printing

  • .PDF – Portable Document Format
  • .TIF – Tiff bitmaps
  • .BMP – Windows Bitmaps
  • .JPG – JPEG Bitmaps
  • .GIF – GIF Bitmaps
  • .PSD – Adobe Photoshop