Simple File Preparation

Large and Wide Format Printing Guide Cover ArtWhen it comes to the technical side of preparing files for large and wide format printing, don’t worry.

It’s not as difficult as it might seem. If you are in need of assistance please don’t hesitate calling a customer service representative at 888 781-7702 for assistance with your particular project.

We’re absolutely dedicated to delivering the best printing quality to each and every customer, but we never want to waste your time or energy with unnecessary or overcooked file preparation.

For more comprehensive details concerning proper art-file preparation we recommend using our exclusive “Large and Wide Format Printing Guide.”

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Large and Wide Format Printing Guidelines

For optimum printing results use the following guidelines when preparing your original art files. These are our recommended guidelines for art file planning and preparation. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Finished Size* Scale Proportion Final Art Size
 Up to 4 feet x 8 feet  1/4 of finished size  12 inches x 24 inches
Up to 8 feet x 20 feet 1/12 of finished size 8 inches x 20 inches
Up to 14 feet x 48 feet 1/24 of finished size 7 inches x 24 inches
*Finished Sizes Larger than 14′ x 48′ – Final Art File Size: 1/24 of the Final Size.

Publishing IconsPreferred File Format: EPS with all fonts converted to outlines/curves. 

Image and photo resolution: 300 dpi CMYK

Recommended Applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and/or QuarkXPress for all your large and wide format file preparation.

File Transfer

File UploadFor your convenience we employ the best and most up-to-date file management and transfer methods. We recommend uploading your art files thru the Commerce Color website File Upload Page.

We also accept files via CD / DVD or email. (email file size must be less that 5 Mb)

Please contact a customer service representative at 888 781-7702 if you have any questions.