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XDFour Artwork F.A.Q.

Supported Artwork Formats

  • All artwork should be submitted in vector or high resolution raster formats.
  • Vector: PDF, EPS, AI (Adobe Illustrator), FS (FlexiSign)
  • Raster: PDF, TIFF, JPG, PSD
  • Note: For best printing results, we recommend that the minimum resolution of raster artwork should be no less than:
    - 100 dpi at final output size (1:1)
    - 200 dpi at ½ scale
    - 400 dpi at ¼ scale

Artwork Sizing & Bleed

  • All artwork should be submitted print ready.
  • Please include at least 1" bleed around the artwork
  • For double-sided banners that have to be hemmed or taped, please consider that the color of the bleed should match the color of the reverse side of the banner.

Pantone PMS Solid Colors, Color Accuracy and Transparency

  • All of our equipment is calibrated to the industry color standards. Our equipment uses the 6-ink CMYKlclm printing process.
  • We do not print with Pantone PMS solid color inks. Please note that due to this there might be a slight color shift when printing certain Pantone PMS solid colors.
  • We accept artwork in CMYK or RGB color spaces and their variations (sRGB, Adobe RGB).
  • For best color accuracy, please embed all color profiles with your artwork.
  • For the best results, please flatten all transparencies in your artwork.

Layout E-proofs and Media Proofs

  • Upon submitting your job, you will be receiving an e-mail with an e-proof PDF file with the layout of the job and the job details. This e-proof is intended to be used for layout purposes only, and it is not to be used as a color proof.
  • Media proof can be requested at an additional cost of $25.00 + S&H. The proof consists of a 12" strip of the actual media with the printed artwork at final size.

In-house Artwork Design or Modifications

  • In-house artwork design or any customer requested modifications to submitted artwork will be billed at a fixed rate of $65.00 per hour.