Banners Artwork Tips

FORMATS

Preferred

  • AI, EPS, PDF, SVG (Vector format)

Acceptable

  • PSD, PNG, JPG (Raster format)
    • These formats sometimes do not work, may take extra time for proofing and/or may incur additional charges.

Not Recommended

  • Word, Excel, Powerpoint, scanned images

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Design your artwork in our Artwork Template gallery in the Product Details section for each item, or email customerservice@totallypromotional.com with the item number to request specific instructions.
  • Choose colors from the Pantone Matching System Solid Coated Colors.
  • Have your fonts converted to Outlines in Adobe Illustrator or embedded in the image.
  • Use Raster images at 150-300 dots per inch and embedded (final output size)
  • Transparent background: PNG or PSD (if sending in Raster format)
  • Minimum line thickness is 4 pt. (Can be checked in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or other programs)

TIPS

  • Images with gradients, transparency, halftones and drop shadows can print with unexpected results. Totally Promotional cannot guarantee color matching when using gradients, transparencies or halftones
  • Vinyl material is smoother so colors and photographs are more vibrant. Polyester is more textured and can sometimes cause photographs to be somewhat fuzzy.
  • Skin tones can appear slightly red when printed.
  • Keep as much of your design in Vector format as possible. If sending PSD files, do not flatten layers so the file remains editable, if necessary, for better output/color.

PRINTING PROCESS

  • Banners are imprinted with digital printing or a dye sublimation process.
    • Vinyl and mesh banners are imprinted via digital printing. Digital printing involves a large-scale digital printer that applies the print via ink through the printer onto the banners.
    • Polyester banners are imprinted via dye sublimation, which involves printing an image onto transfer paper and sublimating or dyeing it permanently into the banner material.