If you would like to request that a graphic on your sign match existing artwork that is used elsewhere for your organization, please note the following requirements. We cannot guarantee an exact match between the final sign graphic and the original unless a PC-based source file is provided. There are additional considerations for font and color requests.
Source files are original artwork files created using graphics software such as CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. If you have a symbol or logo for your organization, you most likely have the source file available from whomever handles your graphic design and/or printing. Source files must be saved with the original program's file extension:
Please do not simply rename another type of file.
Changing the file extension only corrupts the file, such as with changing
Common but unacceptable file formats are Microsoft Word (
Microsoft Excel (
.xlsx), Microsoft Publisher (
.pub) or other Office-based programs.
If the submitted file does not meet the above requirements, we may need to adjust or recreate the artwork. This may be performed at additional cost and will result in a graphic that is not an exact duplicate of the original.
Use the following file extension and rules to increase the probability of the final graphic being a close representation of the original:
Please note: the file provided must be full scale. For example, if the graphic on the sign will be 18" x 93", then the graphic file you provide must be 18" x 93" at 150 dpi or greater. Using a 2" x 3" file and enlarging it to 18" x 93" is not acceptable, and most images obtained from the Internet fall into this category. Please ask your sign consultant for your specific graphic dimensions.
The color mode of any source file submitted should follow these rules:
Fonts are collections of letters with certain shapes. We maintain a library of thousands of fonts to use on our sign faces. If a specific font is requested that we do not have, one of the following options is required:
If one of these options is not provided, a substitute font may be required. This substitute may not exactly match the requested font.