Here at Technishelter we are more than happy to have you complete your own marquee artwork for your new printed marquee, however there are some guidelines that we need you to follow in preparing your artwork for us to use.
The first step is to contact us to request the right template for your marquee.
What we require you do:
Outline all strokes and fonts: this is to ensure these elements are preserved when you send it through to us. If using software such as Adobe Illustrator, you can do this by selecting the entire artwork, then going to: Object > Path > Outline stroke.
To view artwork close to full (printed) size, please zoom in to 1200%. Due to the difference between printing inks, paint mixes, and monitor displays, some colour variation might occur from what you see on your screen to the final printed product. We print in CMYK.
Add in any bitmap images you would like on your product. Images need to be 300dpi at a 1:10 scale; they should not exceed this value significantly. All bitmap images must be embedded. In Adobe Illustrator > LINKS PANEL > Embed Image(s). Save your design as an Adobe Illustrator PDF with [Adobe Illustrator default settings].
When adding in all your text and logos, make sure they are kept within the Safe Print Area. Images can exceed these lines, but we recommend keeping the main aspects of the image inside the safety zone. The template contains 3 layers, as follows: Guidelines, Artwork, Footer and info. Only work from inside the ‘Artwork’ layer. Do Not Delete ‘Guidelines’ and ‘Footer and Info’ layers from this template.
Please note - on our stretch fabric products the printed design can be distorted especially around the joins, corners, and shelving aspects of the internal frame.
We do not recommend placing logos or important information outside of SAFE PRINT AREAS. Solid colours are best suited here.
Colours on printed marquees can only be matched if Pantone (PMS) colours are supplied.
Whilst we will do our best to match colours please note that printing on different materials will impact the print colours.
If you have PMS colours, fill the reference box with said colour and note the PMS colour number to the right of the box. If you have multiple PMS colours, additional boxes should be added and we will colour match accordingly.
If pantone isn’t available, you can provide the CMYK breakdown and we will print it as close as possible. Please do not include PMS and CMYK colours together - it’s one or the other.