Art Work and File Formats - Signs, Graphics, Printing.
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Artwork can be sent by US Postal Service or Courier , Faxed or Over the Internet by E-Mail or
uploaded by FTP Client.  We can Download from Your Site  if available.  Artwork / Designs may
be  Drawings - Sketches, Typed  Layouts, Photographs or computer generated Files in
acceptable formats.  Please  Zip files over 5 Megs if using E-Mail Services. Large files may be
transferred  on CD or by FTP Client.
File Formats Acceptable
Software / Source
Extension
Versions
Used For
Adobe Photoshop
psd
6.0
Signs, Logos, Large Format Printing
AutoCad Drawing
dwg
2000
Signs, Logos, Large Format Printing (CAD)
Adobe Illustrator
ai, eps
8.0
Signs, Logos, Large Format Printing
Corel Draw
cdr, cmx
12.
Signs, Logos, Large Format Printing
Other File Formats:
dxf ,
R1
Signs
Flexi SIgn
FS
7.6
Signs, Logos, Large Format Printing
Joint Photograph Experts Group
jpg
  General  Concept and  Design.
Kodak PhotoCD
pcd
  General  Concept and  Design.
Adobe Portable Document
File
pdf
  Signs, Logos, Large Format Printing
Windows Metafile
wmf
  General  Concept and  Design.
PostScript
ps, eps , prn
  Signs, Logos, Large Format Printing
Text
txt
  General  Concept and  Design.
Windows Bitmap
bmp
  General  Concept and  Design.
Zsoft PC Paintbrush
pcx
  General  Concept and  Design.
For other Formats Please
Call
     
Known Problems:

PDF Files  Sometimes  loose text strings and blocks , and/or  move locations of these  depending
on the original Source program and how it  has been handled.  Often this is a Font Issue.  Please
send a FAX of a printout from your design. This is the only way we know what you see on your
computer screen.  PDF's are usually reliable but we have seen gross errors where the last line in a
layout is missing and there is no way to know this.
 

Fonts.  We have over 6000 Fonts and still get files with Fonts we do not  have. Please  collect for
output and include a  README.TXT file listing fonts used, or include Fonts. If your program allows
please convert all Fonts and / or objects to Curves or Paths.
Adobe Illustrator will give open Paths. Please make sure all Fonts/Objects are closed and
converted
.

File Size. This is important for Bitmap Files to be printed at large sizes. Pixel density or file size is
more important than DPI alone since most files are resized or cropped before printing. We usually  
print with files  in the 50 Megabyte - 200 Megabyte Range. This not as important for Vector files
unless they contain bitmaps. These bit maps have to be at an adequate resolution for the intended
use prior to placing in the image.  It is better to
place for position only the bitmap and have the full
resolution bitmap  as a separate file which we can adjust and insert.
Colors in ARTWORK FILES
The subject of Color calibrations and profiles is too complex to cover here. The following are
general recommendations and comments.

Colors in Vinyls, Paints, Pigments, Inks are not the same as RGB Monitors used in todays
Computers. We choose color models and hues that will be acceptable to most viewers for a
given purpose. Please leave files as RGB not converted to CMYK .   Surface Texture of
materials  affect how colors are  perceived. If color matching is needed call us to discuss how
we can handle this in individual applications.

We deal with color in various ways  as shown in different  web pages. Please see specific
applications.

If your software allows , use a proofing view  such as CMYK where printing will be selected or
Windows RGB for  other applications.    If  your monitor can be calibrated  use a color
temperature around 5500 K
.
file  upload link 2 gigabytes maximum file size
Http:/dropbox.yousendit.com/trilogy93122113

For files up to 18 megabytes Email to
info@trilogyart.com