Capital Display Environments Raliegh North Carolina, Tradeshow displays, Office interiors


Graphic Guidelines & Specifications


Preferred Applications

Application   Preferred File Format
 
Corel Draw ~ Version 8 -12 (Suite)
.cdr, .cdx, .eps, .ai
   
Corel Photopaint ~ Version 8 -12 (Suite)
.cpt, .jpg, .ai, .psd
   
Adobe Photoshop ~ Version 7-11 (CS 1)
Layered .psd
Layered .tif
.eps, .jpg
   
Adobe Illustrator ~ Version 9-11 (CS 1)
.ai, .eps
 
Adobe Applications File Setup Instructions

  • Convert all text to outlines or curves.
  • Include all fonts or convert to paths and outlines. (.ttf files are accepted)
  • No embedded images. Link images instead. Please provide linked images
  • Scans should be 150 dpi at final size (100%).
  • Save as RGB, .TIF at 100 dpi or better will provide acceptable quality.
  • Do not send CYMK imports, and do not mix EPS and TIF / TIFF imports.
  • Do not tile mural images or separate them into different pages. Create murals as one complete image and we will tile panels according to the output requirements.
  • Multiple image compilations should have each image on an individual layer.
 
Important Adobe Illustrator 9 Users
 
  • Currently Illustrator 9+ version functions such as transparency and feathering cause unexpected results in Lambda output, also features such as grids or pattern swatches may move slightly in order to size and output graphic correctly, to guarantee customer satisfaction a proof is required forfiles made following these conventions.
 
Important Adobe Photoshop Users (7 - 11) (CS1)
 
  • Set up Photoshop files at 150 dpi at final size for best quality.
  • Save file as RGB TIF / TIFF. 100 dpi or better for larger prints is acceptable.
  • Scans should be 150 and/or 100 dpi best quality at full size.
  • Files saved as RGB, .tif /.TIFF at 100 dpi or better will provide acceptable quality.
  • Layer images (Do not merge images with background)
  • Multiple image compilations should have each image on an individual layer.

:: Unacceptable Applications ::

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Paint, InDesign,
 
Designs submitted in the formats mentioned above will incur an additional charge for re-design.

 
Incoming Artwork / Support Media Types

E-mailing Artwork
Files less than 5MB (Megabytes) in size can be emailed.
 
Media Types
CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, ZIP
 
Acceptable File Formats

File
Extensions
 
File Type &
Associated Programs
 
Vector
Art
 
100 to 150 dpi
@ 100%
 
.cdr
 
Corel Draw format
 
OK
 
OK
 
.cpt
 
Corel PhotoPaint format
     
OK
 
.jpg
 
Joint Photographic's Experts Group format
     
OK
 
.psd
 
PhotoShop Document
     
OK
 
.ai
 
Adobe Illustrator
 
OK
   
 
.eps
 
Encapsulated PostScript
 
OK
   
 
.tif
  Tagged Image Format      
OK
 
.pdf
  Portable Document Format  
OK
 
OK
 
.indd
  InDesign Document  
Unacceptable
 
.mpp
  Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation  
Unacceptable
 
.doc
  Microsoft Word Document  
Unacceptable
 
.pub
  Microsoft Publisher Format  
Unacceptable
 
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