Graphic Guidelines: Digitally Printed Vinyl Flooring
We provide guidelines as a general rule for a successful project. Each project is unique and therefore design elements may be required to vary from these guidelines.
- Provide all files in one of the appropriate formats listed, including all support files used.
- Layout all files in the correct resolution, proportions or scale (1/4 scale) to final size.
- Convert all fonts to Outlines and remove any stray text that has not been converted.
- If using Photoshop Rasterize all text and remove any text layers not raster.
- Photographs should be designed to have 150 DPI of resolution at finished or full size, and in CMYK Mode.
- Images must not be interpolated as this will greatly affect the resolution and quality of the final printed flooring.
- Images taken from the internet are usually at 72 DPI and are not usable.
- Color set to CMYK
- (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
- Please set up all files for CMYK color mode.
- Illustrator files must have all colors used converted to CMYK.
- All photographic support files used in Illustrator must be CMYK and prepared to the proper resolution and format for the project.
- Call out critical colors as Pantone(R) Solid Coated colors.
- When PMS match is required a test print should be ordered. Additional charges apply.
- We do our best to match but may not be able to guarantee on the final print.
- Spot white layer must be created in the top most layer with a spot color titled “White_Ink”.
- Choke the white layer by -.0125”
- Rich black should be used in place of all blacks and composed of 90%C, 90%M, 90%Y, 100%K. This will produce a richer shade of black.
- By default Adobe InDesign overprints 100% black onto whatever is behind it. There’s a good chance you will see the background layers through the black. To fix use a rich black (recommended) or set black to 99%.
- Create art with a 1” bleed on all four sides.
- 0.9 mm art material greater than 52” will have a seam in final production. Design as one file.
- 1.3 mm, 1.9 mm, 2.2 mm art greater than 10’ will have a seam in final production but when possible designed as one file
- Make sure that none of your design elements are set to overprint unless you are trying to achieve an overprint effect.
- White elements should never be set to overprint as this will simply make the white element disappear when printed.
- AI (Adobe Illustrator)
- EPS OUTLINES (Encapsulated Post Script) Also know as Vector Files or Outline Files. Provide support files or embed graphics used in your design.
- PSD (Adobe Photoshop Layered Files)
- TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
- EPS Photographic (Encapsulated Post Script)
- JPEG (Compressed file)
SENDING ART FILES
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Large Files: WeTransfer: graphicimageflooring
- DropBox: An email link will be sent for all your files.