Uploading Design Files

When preparing and submitting artwork by upload, on a disk or via e-mail, please observe the following guidelines so we can process your order as efficiently as possible. The use of a preferred software program, listed below, will increase the likelihood of a successful quality output. When preparing artwork , we can accept files from virtually all professional publishing and graphics software.

Vector artwork is ideal whenever possible but we can also print high resolution raster/photographic images. Please send a visual preview of the finished/final printed appearance of the product you are submitting artwork for along with your print-ready design file.

IMPORTANT: All artwork must be saved as CMYK. Raster images must have a minimum of 72 PPI at finished size or larger, but 150 PPI or higher is preferred. Please outline or rasterize all live fonts and embed all linked content from your computer or CC Library. Only properly embedded images and objects will transfer in the design files you supply to us. Absolute Signs cannot be held responsible for any production delays caused by incomplete provided art files with linked or missing content.

Artwork Bleed: For all products under 24’’ please include 1/8’’ bleed of the background color, texture or image, outside of the finished product size. For all products between 24’’ and 48’’ in size, include at least 1/4’’ bleed. For large products please ask us how much bleed area should be included.

Upload Guidelines

Preferred Programs

  • Adobe Illustrator
    (Saved as AI/EPS/PDF)
    All fonts must be converted to outlines.
  • Adobe Photoshop
    (Saved PSD/TIF/high resolution JPG)
    Raster all fonts.
  • Corel Draw Graphics Suite
    (Saved as an EPS/PDF)
    All fonts must be converted to outlines.
Visual File Formats
  • JPG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • DOC
Acceptable File Formats
  • AI (vector)
  • EPS (vector)
  • CDR (vector)
  • PDF (vector)
  • TIF (high resolution)
  • JPG (high resolution)
Include all elements used to create the document:
  • All VECTOR GRAPHIC content embedded in the file
  • All RASTER IMAGE content embedded in the file
  • All fonts, along with the name of the font
  • Any Pantone Matching System (PMS) content
Disk formats we can accept (in-person)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • USB Flash Drive
  • USB Portable Hard Drive
Files under 10MB can be sent by email:

Please send files to: Josh@absolutesigns.com

Please include in the e-mail: your name, company name, project/item name and a short description.

(Due to undesirable output, we cannot accept any electronic art that has been created using the following programs: Word Perfect, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word, or Power Point. These formats are intended for on-screen visuals only. If you have artwork that was created using one of these programs, please contact us to discuss an alternative solution.)

Upload Files (2 GB max)

Upload files

For files over 2 GB, please contact josh@absolutesigns.com for FTP information.

Downloadable Artwork Guidelines