1. Production Information

To send us your artwork or contact us about your artwork:

Vivid Signs Ltd.
8 the Drove
West Wilts Trading Estate
BA13 4JE

Tel: +44 (0)1373 825503
Fax: +44 (0)1373 825505

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2. Supported Graphic Packages

We support artwork created by the following graphic packages:

  • Corel Draw (X5 or below)
  • Adobe Acrobat (300dpi)
  • Press ready PDF
  • Adobe Photoshop (240dpi +)
  • Freehand
  • Adobe Illustrator

If you are considering creating your artwork in formats other than idenetified above, please contact us first.

Vector-based programs (Illustrator, Freehand) produce crisper edges on text and shapes than pixel-based programs like Photoshop and therefore make for a clearer print. Please create separate folders for Documents, Images and Fonts.

We prefer documents supplied in .EPS, .AI and .pdf(high-res)formats. All fonts should be embedded.

3. Hard Copy

You should include a hard copy, colour proof of your document.

Colour laser proofs are preferred, but if providing a black and white proof, a marked-up hard copy of your document will assist in accurately producing your job.

4. Document Size

Work within a proportion of the finished artwork size

  • 25% @ 300dpi
  • 50% @ 240dpi
  • 100% @ 120dpi

The minimum image size should be at least 25% of the actual physical output at 300dpi with no compression. Images should be originated or scanned at this size and not enlarged afterwards. Bleed: 5-10mm for all large format print.

5. Special Colours & Blend Effects


PMS, RGB or any other colours should be converted to CMYK with process separation checked before submitting for output.

Duo tones must be converted to process colours for output

Vignettes/blends have a tendency to band in all electronic output devices. Best results are achieved in vignettes with a tone value change of not less than 50%

6. Fonts

All fonts should be included with the file.

Quark Express - you may use collect for output

Freehand - embed the fonts. It is essential that you clearly identify all font types used in your document. Please create separate folders for Documants, Images, and Fonts, and can we have an .eps copy of the file as well.

7. Scanning

Any scanned images should be reproduced as high resolution scans and saved as CMYK in TIFF or EPS format non compressed, and imported into your file Ð to get the best results. Full colour and halftone images must be scanned at a minimum of 120ppi (240dpi) to full scale actual size i.e finished artwork size.

We accept original art, transparencies, 35mm slides, prints or negatives for high end scanning and placement.

8. Supplying the file

Always supply any additional files, imported or linked files with the supplied document. Each print file should be clearly named.

You can supply the file on any of the following media to the address at top of page:

  • CD/DVD Rom
  • Zip Disc
  • Optical Drive
  • Broadband email - for files of 10mb or less (see contact form)
  • FTP - for files up to 600mb

We are available to answer questions and offer advice on most software used in design and indeed the various printing processes, but our ability to understand what you want as a final job is only as good as the artwork / information supplied.

Finally, we would like to stress that we must assume a competent level of knowledge with regard to printing processes and setting up artwork is understood by those persons /organisations who are supplying output ready artwork..
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    Vivid Signs
    8 The Drove
    West Wilts Trading Estate
    BA13 4JE
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    Monday / Friday 09:00 - 17:30
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    Tel: 01373 825503
    Fax: 01373 825505
    Mail: info@vividsigns.co.uk
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