Self-Service File Requirements [8 success tips]
We want your prints to please you!
We carefully color-manage our printers so prints are true to the file data.
We assume your file is "print ready"
We examine each file and will call if we see problems.
Send jpg, tiff, pdf or png files up to 100MB [per file]
We recommend saving images as jpegs at high quality!
They'll lose no visual quality and larger images can fit
within the 100 MB limit.
Always flatten psd (Photoshop) files before saving.
File Resolution suggersted at final print size [We'll make the most of whatever you send}
100 ppi - usually adequate
200 ppi - optimum
300 ppi - fine but takes much longer to upload
Working Color Space
If you don't know, don't worry. We'll fix it.
Adobe98-RGB embedded is preferred.
sRGB is common and works well, too.
ART PAPER - 1/2-1" borders added outside the printed image for matting.
CANVAS - 2" borders added for stretching.
LAMBDA PHOTO - Trimmed border-less to the print size ordered.
Signatures [allow at least 1/2"]
Place signatures at least 1/2" from the edge of your image at its full size.
Does your monitor display file data accurately?
Arnaud Frich has written a good Monitor Calibration and Profiling GUIDE.
First time clients try this, please.
We offer a 9x12 proof print for $12.75
to test whether your files print as you expect.
It's watermarked "proof" and mailed free.
Proofs are always helpful, whether you're a pro setting up critical images or new to color management and image editing.
Order Self-Service: ART PAPER PRINTS CANVAS PRINTS Lambda PHOTO PRINTS
Call us anytime... 615-254-0063