Artwork Submission Guidelines
Considerations prior to
sending commercial artwork to
Vector Image Files
Bitmap Image Files for Simulated Process Screen Printing Productions
Bitmap Image Files for CMYK Productions
Printing Color Pallets
Large Format Artwork Preparation
McGRAPHIX Advertising Products can accept bitmap images. These are properly formatted CMYK 300 DPI imagery originated to 100% print size for all items except our line of Advertising Display Products (Tents, Banners, Displays, etc.). These larger items print at a maximum output of 200 DPI. ALL bitmap images need to be originated and scaled at 100% the output size. Otherwise, the image will print with jagged pixelated edges or blurriness.
Font & File Information
Always use external Pantone Colors Swatch Books when assigning color to digital files. This is the only method the industry can use to monitor color in production applications. Computer monitors colors are unreliable and in RGB format. When assigning CMYK colors, use only the values contained with the Pantone Process Color Guidebook and code them in the artwork file.
Use only Solid Pantone or CMYK color values. Using RGB for any printing project will cause avoidable color production issues.