Art Guidelines for Vehicle Wraps
- We are using the Creative Cloud version of all adobe applications
- Please send only Photoshop or Illustrator file types. InDesign, Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Publisher & Pagemaker are not acceptable formats for vehicle wraps. Sending these types of files might result in extra art fees and time delays.
- For files larger than 10 MB, please either use an online service We recommend Drop Box
or bring in/send a flash drive, CD/DVD.
- If you live locally, we encourage you to drop the files by and let us spend a few minutes to go over them with you. This makes sure that we are all on the same page for the design that you want.
- Please provide a separate PDF or JPEG file that represents the completed vehicle layout as you would like it printed and installed.
- When designing vehicle wraps use layers and send them to us layered so that we may adjust or move artwork as needed to fit in the desired space of the vehicle. Don't worry, we only make minor changes, anything major will be made aware to you first.
- If you are designing with a vehicle template, please do not design on the layer the template is on. Please make a separate layer for your graphics.
- If sending the files in Photoshop, you MUST send each side of the vehicle as a separate file. Example: DriverSide.tif, Rear.tif, PassSide.tif, etc... If you send us an "exploded view" in Photoshop, we will ask you to resubmit the file in this way so please be sure to follow this rule. For Illustrator you can keep everything in the same file.
- Embed all linked images or provide them separately.
- Create all vehicle wrap artwork in CMYK mode, NOT RGB and NOT PMS Pantone colors.
- Make sure all fonts are converted to outlines or provide the fonts to us.
- Please add bleed to all sides of the vehicle. At least 6"...seems like a lot? Yes it is, but it's necessary, we will adjust on our end once the vehicle is here to make sure we will have enough to wrap all seams & sides.
- Specify lamination: Luster or Matte (Banners do not require lamination)
- .TIFF and Illustrator .EPS files are easiest to work from.
- When using the blur filter in Illustrator, please make sure you have your Document Raster Effects set to "HIGH 300DPI
- We do PMS match, but it is an extra cost and is not an exact match. It's best to design in CMYK.
- Full size images should be created at 300 dpi and saved down to no less than 150 dpi for the best quality.
- It's a huge help to provide us with a color sheet, this way we know what you want and expect. Every printer and monitor is different so what you are looking at might not be what we see.
- If you have any questions or concerns we are always here to help!