Art Specifications

COMSTOR Outdoor features three different medias in our inventory. 6×12 feet, 8×20 feet and 10×24 feet. Below are the reduceable sizes the files need to be designed at for production. Jpegs and PDFs are universal file formats that every design software is capable of outputting and are easily emailed and uploaded even at higher resolutions. A flattened jpeg also insures that fonts are not lost or unrasterized and that only one file per design needs to be kept track of.

Our three different media sizes:

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Supported File Types

COMSTOR Outdoor truly desires to produce the finest graphic quality and visibility for your outdoor advertisement. In order to help us accomplish this goal, we have found that the following file types are best suited for your billboard artwork.

We are currently using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS3. These are the main programs used in the industry for professional-grade advertising production. Please remember that these programs support the following file types:

.psd     acceptable at 300 dpi @100%.
.jpg     acceptable rasterized file at 300 dpi @100%.
.tif       acceptable rasterized file at 300 dpi @100%.
.ai       acceptable vector art.
.pdf     acceptable as vector and rasterized at 300 dpi @100%.
.eps     acceptable as vector and rasterized at 300 dpi @100%.

Unfortunately, submitting your artwork through such programs as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Publisher, and Microsoft Excel will not allow us to produce the best quality product for your campaign. These programs do not handle graphics well and are not made to print professional artwork. As a result, we cannot accept artwork files that are submitted through these programs. If this proves problematic, please contact us and we will help you find a solution to bring you the best quality artwork!

Downloadable Artwork Tester

How to Use

Simply tape the artwork to a wall, project it as a slide or view it on a computer screen.

  1. Hold the guide at arm’s length, facing the artwork.
  2. Look through the appropriate cut-out square for testing.
  3. Move forward or backward until the guide opening exactly (or as nearly as possible) frames the artwork. This then simulates how the billboard will appear from the distance indicated in real life.

This guide tests for the effectiveness of artwork. Things to look for:

  1. Can You Easily Read the Text/Copy? Are the letters large enough? Are the font styles legible? Is there enough color contrast?
  2. Are the Graphic Elements Large Enough and Clear Enough?
  3. Is the Design Cluttered? Can You Read and View Everything Quickly?

Not a computer whiz? Need help with your design? We are here to help. Contact Us.