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Full Service Graphics-Santa Ana CA

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Artwork Guidelines   Raster vs. Vector art

Supported formats:

Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop CC or below. (pdf, .ai, .dwg, . dxf, .eps, .tiff*, bmp* or jpg*)
Please change all fonts to outlines before sending.
Failure to do so will result in font substitution. - In other words our computers will substitute the ugliest font they can find in place of the original intended font, due to the fact that we don't have that particular font in our system.

OTHER FORMATS: RASTER ART includes files done in photoshop such as tif , jpeg, .bmp, psd etc. or illustrator files that may have been exported to jpeg files. *All raster files should be at least 300 dpi or more. Lower resolutions will not be sharp.
 Please save 1 color artwork in bitmap/tif option. Choosing cymk,rgb,or grayscale will result in extremely large files and fuzzy looking artwork. If doing multi color artwork assign a pms color to each color in the file so it will separate. Note: Raster artwork does not look sharp when enlarged so please do the artwork at 100%

A WORD ABOUT JPGS and low resolution art: Please note artwork taken off the Internet is usually not sharp and of low resolution. We strongly recommend that you do not send us this format.  However if this is the only format you can get we will rebuild your file into vecotor art at a cost of $65.00 per hr. Any fonts in the file will be matched as closely as possible.


All artwork generated at Full Service Graphics will be submitted via email in pdf format art approval by the customer. No final films or screens will be made until we receive an approval via email.
 All art files can be emailed to: info@fsg-online.com or Click Here to upload your file.

Vector art is the preferred format.  This includes files done in applications such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw to name a few.  Extensions after the file name include extensions such as: .ai, .eps, .cdr. or .pdf. , although .pdf can also include raster or placed jpg images.
Raster art is usually art that is created in a program such as Photoshop or a Photo editor type program.  File extensions include .jpg, .tiff, .psd,.bmp, to name a few.
The difference between vector art and raster art is that vector art can be resized from a the size of a postage stamp to the size of a billboard while remaining sharp whereas raster art will look rather chunky and fuzzy when enlarged from a small size.