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Artwork Ideas
We get questions about high quality photos for use on wraps and signs.  A great source for photos are stock photo sites.  One we’ve worked with is iStockPhoto  Just search and scroll through thousands of photos and illustrations.  Jot down the #’s for the photos you like and we can either download them for you at the price listed, or you can download them and bring them in to us.

Artwork Submission Guidelines
Recommended File Types
Vector based files – .ai, .eps, .pdf  (Click here to find out more about this file type)
Raster based files – .tif, .eps, .psd, .jpg (Click here to find out more about this file type)

* Vector files such as .ai, .eps, .pdf can sometimes contain embedded raster files. Please check before submission.

File Resolution
We suggest a resolution of 100-150 dpi at 100% file size or 200-300 dpi at 50% file size on all raster based designs.

Vector based files can be reduced or enlarged to almost any size without losing quality; resolution is irrelevant. Artwork must be vectored for vinyl cut or router cut letters and/or shapes.

Text Submission
If you are submitting files that contain text please make sure that the text is outlined (vector formats) or flattened (raster formats) before submission.

Acceptable Media or File Transfer

  • CD ROM or DVD
  • Email (extremely large files may cause issues with certain hosts)
  • Online FTP (file upload)

We recommend that all files, regardless of size, be compressed with a program such as WinZip or Stuffit prior to Email or Upload.

Helpful Tips

  • For best results when printing solid black use C=75% M=75% Y=75% K=100%
  • JPEG files must be saved with maximum quality setting checked.
  • Leave at least 2.5” (at final print size) around the edge of printed banners for hem and grommet.

Magnetic Sign Care and Application

Storing Magnetic Signs

  • When not using your flexible magnetic sign, keep it in a clean, dry place.
  • Store your magnetic flat. Be sure they are on a level surface. Avoid placing objects on top that could damage the face. Do not stack with magnetic sides facing each other.

Preparing Magnetic Receptive Surfaces

  • Before affixing your magnetic sign to a metal surface, be sure all surface paints, clear coats and waxes are cured (hardened).*
  • Clean the metallic surface with Windex and allow to dry.

*approx. curing times: paint – 90 days; clear coat – 60 days; wax – 2 days

Applying Magnetic Signs

  • Affix to a smooth, flat or gently curved metallic surface.
  • Make sure the entire magnet is flat against the metal surface with no air pockets.
  • To reposition the magnet, remove the entire magnet from the surface and reaffix. Do not pull the magnetic sign across the surface, as it may stretch.
  • Avoid use on horizontal metal surfaces exposed to direct sunlight (such as automobile hoods) or temperatures exceeding 150 degrees F.
  • Be aware that long-term use on surfaces frequently exposed to sunlight (such as vehicles) can result in uneven fading of the surface because the magnet-covered area is shielded from ultraviolet rays.
  • Avoid use on non-metallic body fillers, simulated wood grain siding and repainted surfaces.
  • Avoid excess driving speeds when using your magnetics as they may blow off if not properly cared for.
  • Remove magnetics in areas where they may be stolen, as this can happen.

Cleaning Magnetic Signs

  • To guard against moisture and dirt buildup between the magnet and the metal surface, remove the magnet at regular intervals.
  • The front of the magnetic can be cleaned with Windex. The brown magnetic back may be cleaned with soapy water. Wipe with a soft cloth or allow to air dry.
  • To protect fresh clear coat, base coat and/or vinyl surfaces on new cars and trucks, remove magnetic signs daily.

Proper use and care will extend the life of your magnetics and protect the metallic surface or your vehicle.