File Guidelines for Sending Artwork to Comp-Cal, Inc.
General Artwork Specifications
- All text must be converted to curves, paths, or outlines depending on the design software.
- File colors should be in CMYK mode.
- Send layered file versions if they are available and include fonts in the layered files.
- Send a copy of the fonts used in the artwork.
-Send a backup copy of the artwork not an original.
-Send a pdf. or jpeg. copy of the artwork. (this shows us how the artwork is intended to look when produced)
Include the following information with your artwork:
- Your company name, address, and phone number.
Preferred Software Application: Corel Draw X4 or lower and Adobe Illustrator CS or lower
Other Applications: Adobe Photoshop
File Formats: .cdr / .eps (if made with Adobe Illustrator) / .pdf (if made with Adobe Illustrator) / .psd / .ai / .tiff
Sending Files in the Mail
Save files to disc:
-CD-RW, CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+/-CW
Discs should be mailed to:
7804-D Commerce Dr.
Denver, NC 28037
-To determine image resolution, multiply the output height ( or width ) of the finished graphic by the desired image output resolution. Divide this total by the input height ( or width ).
-Example: An 8 inch X 10 inch photograph cropped to 7 inch X 8 inch needs to be reproduced at 49 inch X 56 inch at standard resolution. Using the formula calculate - 49 inch ( output height ) X 25 inch ( image output resolution ) ÷ ( input height ) = 175 dpi.
-The resolution of images included in the file should not exceed that needed for the recommended output resolution.
-Resolution dependent files such as photos should be at least 100 dpi at 100% for highest print quality.
COLOR WAIVER AGREEMENT