Graphic Design Guidelines

How do I send you my artwork?

We recommend that you submit your custom art files through a File Upload page such as Dropbox or or you are also welcome to mail us your files on CD or DVD. 

If you would like to email us your files please Contact Us and we will contact you with an email address to attach your files.


Accepted File Types

Accepted files and formats are:

PDF, TIF, JPEG, EPS, AI and PSD (All layers must be flattened prior to submission)

Please make sure your design is converted into artwork (converted to curves).  



Please convert your fonts to curves before sending us your artwork.  If we do not have a particular font used in your artwork we will not be able to open it properly.

If you do not have a way to convert your fonts to curves, please attach your fonts with your artwork.


Acceptable Media or File Transfer

Online FTP (File Upload)
We strongly recommend that your files, regardless of size, be compressed with programs such as
WinZip or Stuff It prior to Email or Upload to reduce file transfer time.


Resolution of Files

We require a minimum resolution of 100-150 dpi at 100% print size, or 300-500 dpi at 50% print size and submitted files such as TIF, PSD, JPEG & etc.

Vector based files such as EPS or AI Resolution is irrelevant and files can be adjusted, reduced or enlarged to almost any size without loosing print quality.


Recommended Design Applications (Programs, Software's)

We recommend the following applications for best design quality and the best print results:
Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe In Design®, Quark Express® and Corel Draw®
(Corel Draw files must me exported as one of the following formats: High Resolution PDF, JPEG, TIF EPS or AI and make sure all fonts are converted to curves


Artwork Size

We recommend submitting files at 100% final print size. 

If not possible you may also design and save your graphic files at 50% (200-300 dpi) or 25% (400-600 dpi) of final print size.

(Please Indicate final output enlargement size percentage when submitting file).

Vector files such as EPS, AI, or PDF may be sent in any size as long as there are not JPG, TIFF or PNG included in the artwork.  Please make sure you provide us with final outcome size.


Color Mode

Save your design in RBG MODE, we can also work with CMYK files.

(JS Typography is not responsible for color shift or change in color tones)


Tips and Helpful notes for digital printing needs

JPEG files must be saved with maximum quality setting checked.

Artwork must have at least 1.25 ” Safety Area for hem and grommet or wrap at final print size.

Important note: Please do not place important objects, text and key elements too close to the edge of your artwork files as they may be trimmed off, wrapped, hemmed or grommeted during finishing of your sign. For the best results keep your key elements of your design 1 ” to 1.5 ” inside the edges.