Artwork Submission Guidelines


Program Versions

Vector Image Files

  • Adobe Illustrator (AI, EPS)

  • Corel Draw 2017 (CDR)

Simulated Process Screen Printing Productions

  • 300 DPI CMYK bitmap to size importable to Adobe Photoshop (PSD)

Bitmap Images

McGRAPHIX Advertising Products can accept bitmap images.  These are properly formatted CMYK 300 DPI imagery originated to 100% scale for all items except our line of Tents - Displays - Signs.  These larger items print at a maximum output of 200 DPI.  ALL 300 bitmap images need to be originally scaled at 100% output size or the same scaled within Phtoshop.  Otherwise, the image will print with jagged pixelated edges or blurriness. 

Printing Color Pallets

Spot color printing requires the use of the Pantone Solid Color palette in vector based files with 100% CMYK Black color assignments.


Always use external Pantone Colors Swatch Books when assigning color to digital files.  This is the only method the industry can use to monitor color in production applications. Computer monitors colors are unreliable and in RGB format. When assigning CMYK colors, use only the values contained with the Pantone Process Color Guidebook and code them in the artwork file.

Use only Solid Pantone or CMYK color values. Using RGB for any printing project will cause avoidable color production issues.

Large Format Artwork Preparation

Review the Large Format Artwork Preparation Guidelines for bitmap imagery development

Font & File Information

  • Insure all fonts are converted to paths, curves or outlines

  • Include all placed images within the artwork file

Artwork CMYK


File Transfer

  • Email artwork no larger than 4.0 MB

  • For larger files, utilize the free 2GB file transfer service at WeTransfer.comThis FTP service provides a mail server alternative to file delivery.  Please use the graphics email address above as the recipient address.