We have created the following guidelines to follow before sending us files. Although we can work with nearly any file, these guidelines will allow us to expedite your order processing and help to avoid costly setup time. We will still provide setup and file preparation services if you need them for a modest fee of $50 per hour. We will also offer paneling, contour cut line development, along with color matching services. Most of these services will only require 1 hour or less, while color matching is a unique process with added time and materials needed.
We can accept files with RGB, CMYK, SPOT Colors, LAB Colors, and Greyscale colorspaces. As a guideline, do not mix color spaces as there may be erratic results in color reproduction.
We employ our proprietary color calibration and normalization techniques to achieve accurate color reproduction. Images viewed on your monitor are not guaranteed to be accurate or match output. If a color is critical, please request color matching and provide a target color example. We will provide printed proofs for your approval before proceeding with production, do note that additional charges based on complexity will apply for this service.
For proper print output, please use these settings:
RGB: Adobe RGB (1998)
Due to the extensive time and material expenses with color matching, the cost associated depends on the complexity of the usage and color. Fees can range from $100 to $250+, while multiple rounds of “Color Shotgun” prints incur additional charges.
If you require color matching, please follow these steps for us to locate and work with the colors in question efficiently.