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Wide Format Digital Printing – File Prep Info

Acceptable artwork file types:

  • CorelDRAW (.cdr or .cpt)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai or .eps)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd or .tif)
  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • Adobe InDesign (.indd)
  • High Resolution .jpg files sometimes work, but most often the resolution is too low for large format printing
  • Other files types (Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Excel) require additional setup charges

File Preparation

  • Please convert all fonts to outlines, paths or curves and include all linked images
  • Flatten all layers
  • For best color create in RGB – CYMK colors work just fine but often do not look as vibrant
  • If possible include a match print showing how you see the color

File Size/DPI Info

Final Project SizeFile Size %DPI
Up to 12sf100%200
13 to 24sf50%150
25 to 40sf25%150
41sf to 75sf25%100
76sf & upcall to discuss

For more information contact the Boise State University Sign Shop at (208) 426-3588