FAQ: What is the best way to submit my print production files?

Not sure how to prepare your files for production? Take a look at the following artwork submission guidelines to learn how to properly prepare your files for printing with us at CerebrumMG.

HOW TO SEND US YOUR FILES

When providing your artwork, please format your final files as a PDF, Ai, or EPS.

DOES YOUR ARTWORK EXCEED 10MB?

Files up to 10MB can be sent by e-mail.

If your artwork exceeds 10 MB, you can send us your files via WeTransfer; which is a website that allows you to upload & send large file sizes. If the scenario calls for it, your account manager will provide an email address to deliver your uploads.

// A note for long term clients only

We provide our long-term clients with a Google Drive folder for uploading their production files. This will serve as a your inventory folder giving you the ability to easily place orders for your on-going projects.

FILES CREATED WITH ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD:

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat from CS4 will be accepted

TEXT: Convert text to outlines and please ensure to supply us with all fonts required for your project.

IMAGES: Convert images to CMYK (no RGB images please) and include all linked images.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS: Set document/page size to your desired final dimension.

BLEED: Images that bleed off the edge must include at least 0.5” to 1” of bleed. If you are looking to print on canvas, we recommend adding a 2.5-inch bleed for wrapping on wooden bars.

RESOLUTION:

  1. Extra large graphics (Over 25ft x 10ft) approx. 75 dpi at finished size.
  2. Large graphics (25ft x 10ft) approx. 100 dpi at finished size.
  3. Medium graphics (15ft x 8ft) approx. 150 dpi at finished size
  4. Canvas graphics approx. 300 dpi at finished size.

FILES CREATED OUTSIDE OF ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD:

Corel Draw, Freehand, QuarkXpress, etc…

FORMAT: Export to PDF.

TEXT: Convert all text to outlines.

COLOUR: Use CMYK colours. If you send your files as RGB colours it will result in a colour shift.

FINISHED SIZE: Create artwork to size (including bleed if needed).

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

COMPUTER CUT GRAPHICS: All files need to be vector line art with solid colours only.

CUT-TO-SHAPE GRAPHICS: Files require separate cutlines as stroked paths on a separate layer for accurate cutting.

CAUTIONS (Heads up!)

CEREBRUM MARKETING GROUP WILL NOT ACCEPT LOW RESOLUTION JPG, PDF, GIF OR BMP FILES.
File sizes of a few hundred kilobytes (KB) do not print very well, even at small dimensions. Re-scaling low resolution files to larger resolutions will not improve the print quality.
If colour matching is critical for your project, we require a printed colour target for accurate colour reproduction.

Let us know if you have questions or need assistance uploading your files!

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