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.
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!
Simply tape the artwork to a wall, project it as a slide or view it on a computer screen.
This guide tests for the effectiveness of artwork. Things to look for: