Art Specs

CLICK HERE to upload your art file for review before placing your order. A HalfPriceBanners designer will review your artwork and notify you of the print quality the same business day if submitted before 3:00 pm CST M-F, usually within 2-3 business hours.

FILE AND ART PREP INFO:

You may use your own artwork on every item we sell.  You can either submit a Print Ready file, or you can send us any graphics you want to use, and one of our professional designers will create your banner at NO extra charge.

If your artwork is of low quality, your designer will send you an email letting you know.  In some cases, we can clean up or redraw your bad artwork for a small additional fee, otherwise we can always print the banner “as-is.”

ARTWORK OVERVIEW:

  • We prefer files in JPG, EPS, and PDF formats.
    • JPG files: For most products, the recommended setup is at full print size with a resolution of 100-150 dpi resolution. High-Res Banners, Retractable Banners, and Photo-to-Canvas products should be set up with a resolution of 200-300 dpi.
    • EPS and PDF files: Be sure to outline all fonts and embed any linked images.
    • We also accept Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, and TIFF files.
    • Avoid sending small web JPGs or any files created with MS Word, PowerPoint, or Publisher. We can use them for general layout ideas, but we cannot print directly from these files due to the low quality they produce.
      • Note: Attempting to increase the resolution of a small jpg will not improve the quality of your print, unfortunately. It is usually easier and less time-consuming to track down a high-resolution jpg. If you work with a professional designer, he or she can make sure your art is set up at the correct size and resolution.
  • All banners except for Adhesive Banners and Window Signs have a .25" bleed on the outside edges that is folded to the back of the banner upon hemming.
  • Make sure all text and important graphics are at least 1.75" away from the edges of your artboard. This will ensure no grommets are punched through your important images or messages.
  • All products are printed digitally using CMYK colors. We cannot guarantee color matching, but we can work with you to get the closest match possible.
  • For the fastest service, please make sure any Print Ready files are set up at the same proportions as your banner. For example, artwork for 2x4, 3x6, 4x8, and 5x10 banners should have a height to width ratio of 1:2. Vector files can be submitted at any size as long as the proportions match. 

COLOR MATCHING POLICY:

  • We print in CMYK 4 color process only. Please make sure all submitted files are in CMYK colors. RGB colors (as seen on computer screens) can not always be replicated on a CMYK print, especially bright neon colors. Web proofs are required to be in RGB color, so some color shift between the proof and the final print is to be expected. Any color depicted on this website is meant to represent the final print color only in a general sense.
  • We cannot guarantee Pantone or any other kind of color matching. If you have a large order on which color matching is important, you may supply us with a swatch number from a Pantone Color Bridge book, which illustrates how Pantone colors will appear if printed in CMYK. We can only attempt to match the colors on the CMYK side of the Color Bridge book. We will work with you to get the closest color possible and will ship samples for approval if needed for an additional fee. For more information about available Pantone books, please visit www.pantone.com.
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