Kalamazoo Michigan signs, banners, logo design, graphic design, custom graphics

Interior Design

Vehicle Wraps & Large Format Digital Printing

We print our vehicle wraps on large-format eco-solvent CMYK ink jet printers. Vehicle wraps are printed on high-quality cast graphic vinyl film, with a cast UV guarded overlaminate. Wraps -n- Signs only uses the top brands of wrap vinyls that have been time tested and are backed by the best warranties available. We use brands such as:

3M    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Graphics/3Mgraphics/Products/Series1080/

Avery  http://www.na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_UC.asp

Oracal    http://www.oracal.com/products/product.asp?seriesID=208

 We can additionally apply cut vinyl on top of the vehicle wrap. This technique can be used to add temporary graphics or reflective elements such as phone or fleet numbers that can be changed at a later time.

Banners & Signage

We print our banners and signs on large format eco-solvent CMYK ink jet printers. The banner material comes in a variety of sizes which makes producing banners in ANY size desired. What does this mean for you? This means that we are able to print various sizes with as little amount of waste possible. This means you wont pay for material that is thrown away or not used. Outdoor banners are printed on 10 and 13 oz. material which means it will hold up to the harshes conditions. Remember that outdoor banners are temporary signage. Signs are printed on digital printing vinyl material and laminated with a UV guarded over-laminate. We can support virtually any size banner or sign. Call us for more details. Belocw are some of the popular brands that we use for banners and signage:

Banners:

   Ultraflex     http://www.ultraflexx.com/products/blockout-media

Callendered Sign Vinyl:

   Avery   http://www.na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_HPC.asp


 

Design Considerations

Design charges are charged at an hourly rate that is generally not included in your wrap estimate unless specified drectly. All files must be print ready. This means art will not need any changes. The files should be able to be sent straight to the printer. If anything needs to be done to your file(s), you will be notified and production will pause until you make changes and submit the correct artwork. If you agree to us making changes then the design charges will be applied.

Submitting Artwork

File Formats

We are able to work wih most formats available.

.ai (Adobe Illustrator)   http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html?promoid=KAUCB

.eps (Vector files)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encapsulated_PostScript

.psd (Adobe Photoshop)   http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopfamily.html?promoid=KAUCA

.fs (Flexisign Pro)    http://www.thinksai.com/vinyl-cutting-software

.cd (Corel Draw)   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CorelDRAW

.jpg (basic photo format) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jpg

.tiff (a high resolution photo format)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagged_Image_File_Format

Fonts

Always convert fonts to paths or convert to outlines. Fonts not converted will need to have provided as TrueType or Type1 font file for all fonts used in artwork (preferred). If your artwork contains live text with a font we do not have, a substitute will be used.

Free Font Sources:

   http://www.dafont.com/

   http://www.1001freefonts.com/

   http://www.fontspace.com/

   http://www.fontsquirrel.com/

   http://www.urbanfonts.com/free-fonts.htm

 

Bleed

Bleed refers to the area of a print that extends beyond the trim line. It is difficult to print and mount exactly to the edge of a sign or vehicle; bleed ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed installation. Failure to provide bleed can result in finished pieces showing a thin area of white on the edges.

For small prints and signage, please include 1” of bleed.

For large prints, wraps and signage, please include at least 2” of bleed.

Check out this tutorial about setting up bleed:

    http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/designing-for-print-setting-up-crops-and-bleed

Logos and Graphics

We prefer all logos and artwork to be in vector format.  If vector format is not available, we can use raster images as long as they are at full size of the finished product.  Typically, images found on the web are NOT going to look good when printed on anything larger than copy paper.

Free Corporate Logo Sources:

   http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/

   http://www.logotypes101.com/

Check out this tutorial on Vector vs Rater images:

   http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41

Color Model

Please provide Pantone color matching numbers when needing specific color matching for any artwork. We prefer RGB over CMYK because it gives a richer /deeper print. We cannot guarantee Pantone or other spot color matching, although every possible measure is taken to match them as close as possible using the Roland color matching system. We cannot print true spot colors, metallic inks or white ink. The printers are strictly CMYK process printers, all colors are converted to CMYK for printing.

Roland Color Matching System 

   http://www.roland.co.za/UserMans/Roland%20color%20system.pdf

Resolution

For small prints and signage, artwork should be 300 DPI at full size (final size of actual print). For large signage, banners and vehicle wraps, artwork should be at least 72 DPI at full size (finished size of the art on the vehicle). Please contact us regarding size and resolution if you are unclear what is needed.

Check out this tutorial on Photoshop Image resolution:

    http://www.photoshopessentials.com/essentials/image-quality/