How To Send A File

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File Formats

At RTP Signs & Graphics, we have invested in the latest in sign making and computer technology. This allows us to accept a variety of graphics files (both PC and MAC). The following is a listing of the files we can accept: (outline fonts) Vector EPS, PDF (embedded fonts), Flexi, TIFF, JPEG. We can’t except native file formats, due to two many variables in the formatting. If you have only a native file, please call us, so we can see how we can help you achieve your signage needed.

Guidlines for recieving DIGITAL file for production :

Programs

We can accept digital graphic files from versions of the following programs: Adobe (.pdf) files at 100% of size, Coreldraw (.eps), Adobe Illustrator (.eps) and Adobe Photoshop (tif, jpg and .eps). All Fonts must be converted to outline or curves.

Color

Illustrator: Please specify any PMS colors that you would like to match as close as CYMK will allow. Note that we do NOT print with PMS ink. We use a pantone matching system as a guide to get as close as possible to your intended color. Please provide a hard copy of your file if color matching is desired and note there is an additional charge for this service. Leave any placed images in their original RGB color. Photoshop: Leave files in RGB color. RTP Signs will convert to CMYK before printing.. If files are not RGB, RTP Signs cannot properly control the color. At no additional fee, RTP Signs will provide a color proof for your approval. These are paper proofs and color may not match your final material. Or you can get at an additional charge, a material proof for $25, prior to production on the material you request.

Resolution

Illustrator: Files should be set up at 100% of their original size. If it is necessary to set up files proportional to the final size please give enlargement %. Any linked or embedded images should be 300 dpi at their final size. Photoshop: Files need to be created with a resolution of 300 dpi at final size. Note that images must be scanned at a high enough resolution - simply increasing the resolution on a low resolution file will not work.

General Specs

Please make sure all files can be opened by AI (Adobe Illustrator) or Corel, which is a vector eps file. Be sure to embed linked images in your file. RTP Signs prefers if you convert all fonts to curves or outlines before sending. In cases when this is not possible, please include your fonts with the file. Bleed of 1/4" is necessary to improve the mounting process. You should not put important graphics or copy within 1" of the edge. Please provide a hard copy of the file to be printed or, if the file is sent via the web, jpeg of the file for proofing purposes. Failure to set up files per this instruction sheet may result in unexpected charges for art work set-up.

Guidlines for submitting CUT VINYL & ENGRAVING files

We can accept graphic files from versions of the following programs: Coreldraw or Adobe Illustrator (.ai, .eps and .pdf with Illustrator vector editing capabilities). If vector files are not available, RTP Signs can provide to service at an additional charge to vectorize your artwork. All text should be converted to outlines. No gradients. Files should be set up with spot colors only. Vinyl is manufactured in solid colors only. If gradients are absolutely necessary the image must be printed on our large format digital printing equipment with a contour cut. Please see the requirements for submission of digital printing files. RTP Signs requires if you convert all fonts to outline or courves before sending. In cases when this is not possible, please include your fonts with the file. Please provide a hard copy of the file to be cut or, if the file is sent via the web, a pdf or jpeg of the file for proofing purposes. Failure to set up files per this instruction sheet may result in unexpected charges for art time.

Submission Checklist

1. I have provided a hard copy, JPG of my final file for proofing.

2. I have used RGB for my Photoshop files, and specified PMS colors in my AI files.

3. I have converted all fonts to curves, outlines, or provided fonts that I am unable to convert.

4. All of my images are no less than 300 dpi at their final size.

5. I have not used any gradients for cutting on vinyl, I used spot colors only.

6. If I do not have a vector file, I have provided a high resolution JPG file for RTP Signs to vectorize it, at an additional charge.

7. I have embedded all images, or provided linked images that I am unable to embed. RTP signs will embed images at an additional charge for printing

Call 919-544-0550 or e-mail graphics@ RTPSigns.com with questions or for pricing