How to Prep Your Images for Printing

Our decal printing and manufacturing process is simple and easy. After you place you order, we take your design files and prepare them for printing. Prepping your design files for us is fast and easy, too.

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All custom decal printing requires a digital file. While we have the capability to re-create digital files for you, it will save you time and money if you have a file that meets our print standards prior to placing your order.

 All artwork must be at the size it will be printed. The following is a list of requirements:

• CMYK color
• 300-600 dpi
• Acceptable file formats: PDF, PSD (Adobe Photoshop), AI (Adobe Illustrator), PDF, EPS, TIF, or JPG (300-600 dpi)
• Mac or PC
• Acceptable Software Apps: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
• Please convert all fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator prior to submitting your artwork. (This can be done by right-clicking on the type font within Adobe Illustrator and selecting "Convert to Outlines.”)

Please note that simply changing the dpi will not make your image print-ready, as a digital file does not look sharp if pixels are added to an image where they weren’t before. It is important that your original file is 300 dpi or higher.

Also, while we can match an RGB file to the best of our ability, but it is much easier to color match in CMYK. When designing your vinyl decal or sign, begin in CMYK to avoid any surprises in color once you receive the finished product.

It is also important to remember that your final decal cut-line may need to be adjusted to accommodate for the cutter being used.

Lastly, we do not have the rights to print trademarked or copyrighted images or logos. If you wish to print copyrighted or trademarked content, you must first receive permission from the owner. We also reserve the right to use discretion when printing profane or vulgar content. Any order that is deemed inappropriate will not be printed and the customer will receive a full refund.

If you don't have any design files, are still crafting your decal's design, or simply need help setting up your artwork, our design team would be glad to assist you. Contact our Customer Service team today for help.

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