The following guidelines apply to artwork submitted for graphic production. Artwork should be sent to us by e-mail or by an ftp site whenever possible. We are unable to work with images taken from websites due to resolution size.
Usable artwork should be created as Vector, images or line art.
1. The line art should be saved or exported as .pdf .ai .tif .jpg or .eps formats.
WE UNABLE TO ACCEPT MICROSOFT DOCUMENTS (word, excel, publisher) AS PRINT READY FILES.
2. Print ready files need to be supplied as a vector pdf or eps at 25% of the final size and at 300dpi. Any text should be converted to outlines or welded. Quality Jpeg files are suitable for prints that do not require a decal cut.
3. Colour separations need to be saved as spot colours not CMYK. Please use Pantone Matching System (PMS) colours whenever possible, or RAL references.
We request Pantone spot color references as these are solid inks assigned numbers that will look the same no matter who prints them, which is why spot color is especially important for corporate identities and branded images.
CMYKcolors, on the other hand, are created (processed) on the press using a mix between Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK inks and can therefore vary between printers.
Important information when sending artwork:
i. Please include a printout or low res. jpeg image for reference.
ii Please create graphics with no overprinting.
iii Label files with an extension such as: .ai, .eps, .tif or .jpg
iv Files can be compressed if needed using ‘zip’.
v Remember to indicate PMS colours on your artwork.
vi A template is available on request for Vehicles, Shapes, Flags, various Swingers, Chalkboards and Tactile Headers.
vii If artwork is over 9Mb, please do not send via email, please send via disk or an ftp site.
Kingdom Signs Ltd reserves the right to assess any artwork transmitted to us as unacceptable for our processes and quality standards. The Art Department will determine the usability of any artwork received and will try to inform you of any difficulties at the earliest opportunity to allow you time to resubmit usable artwork.