Setting Up Art Files For Maximum Quality

Vector art creates graphics that are scalable for large format printing by Lawrence Sign Up.

VECTOR ART

Vector art is completely scalable and will not be blurry when blown up to size for large format printing such as wall murals, monument signs, vehicle wraps, or other graphics.  Please convert all text to outlines, and save all Adobe Illustrator Files in legacy format for compatibility with CS5. These are the file extensions for vector based artwork created in Adobe Illustrator that we prefer to receive:

.eps Encapsulated Postscript

pdf Adobe Acrobat Reader

ai Adobe Illustrator

Lawrence Sign Up has specific requirements for rasterized artwork for printing.

RASTERIZED ART

Raster or Bitmap files are pixel-based and can often appear “blurry” if the resolution is not high enough. This includes artwork that was created in vector format originally and converted into a flat image (raster). To ensure quality printing, please refer to the standards listed:

.jpg High Resolution (300 dpi actual size, saved as RGB)
For instance, a 12” x 18” sign needs to have the file submitted on a 12” x 18” artboard with 300dpi.

.tif Hign Resolution (300 dpi actual size, saved as RGB)
For instance, a 12” x 18” sign needs to have the file submitted on a 12” x 18” artboard with 300dpi.

There are certain types of files that Lawrence Sign Up can't use for quality printing.

WHAT NOT TO SEND

Raster Files:  .gif, .wmf, .bmp, low resolution jpg, (any of the above saved as a(n) .pdf or .eps);
Any art being used on the internet.

Programs: Quark, Paint, Freehand, Publisher, and greeting card software.

You are responsible for submitting correctly formatted artwork. Any image saved from the internet is too low of quality and will print blurry.

Lawrence Sign Up can create vector art of your logo or design a new one for you.

VECTORIZATION • DESIGN SERVICES

Vectorization: If you have an old logo/design, but don’t have the original vector files, we can recreate it for you. There is a one-time, non-refundable art fee for this service. After your art is redrawn into a vector format, we will keep your art on file for future use on our safe and secure server.

Design Services: We have experienced designers in-house that can help with the design process. Feel free to contact us if you need help to create professional clean designs for your personal or commercial use.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

The monster artwork is an example of hand drawn artwork we digitized and cleaned up. We can perform this service not only for hand drawn art and logos, but also for old logos that need to be updated. This service is helpful if you have lost the master files for your logo or only have it on a T-shirt, business card, or low quality .jpg image.

Lawrence Sign Up can convert your hand drawn artwork into vector art for printing.