Print File Resolution
The preferred file resolution is 300 ppi. Your files should, ideally, be this resolution at the final print size that you intend to create.
We can accept files that are a lower resolution than this, and we can enlarge your files as requested, but it’s important to understand that this is not the most ideal situation and can result in a lower quality print.
We will let you know if your file is lower than 150 pixels/inch at final print size, as this is the lowest resolution we recommend for printing.
Preferred File Formats
- .raw ( contact us before sending )
Color Space for Printing
We print in RGB. For best results, please convert your files to RGB ( Adobe 1998 ) prior to sending to us.
Your best bet for getting on the same page with us – in terms of color – is to view your print files on a calibrated monitor using Adobe1998 as your working space.
The color that is displayed on an uncalibrated monitor can be quite different from what we see on our studio monitors.
This is particularly important to be aware of if you are working with us from outside of Los Angeles, or if you are going to put in an order as direct-to-print with no proofing.
How to name your files before sending:
NAMING CONVENTION FOR FILES
YourName_ShortTitle_PrintSize | Which becomes, as an example: JonDoe_AwesomeLandscape_24x36
- No special characters or quotes in file names
- Flatten all layered files
- Send one version of each file unless discussed in advance
- Resize your files for print unless discussed in advance