Consort Display Group

DIGITAL FILE PREPARATION

Save time – make sure the file is production-ready before submitting!

Basic information for file preparation is included below. Failure to follow guidelines could result in production delays and art charges. If you have any other questions or specific request, please contact your Sales Representative.

Click here for a pdf of these specifications.

ACCEPTABLE PROGRAMS AND FILE FORMATS

The following programs are utilized. Please save files in native format whenever possible and include any linked files (DO NOT EMBED IMAGES), fonts, etc.

• Adobe Illustrator CS6: AI, EPS, PDF
• Adobe InDesign CS6: INDD, EPS
• Adobe Photoshop CS6: PSD, TIFF, JPG
• Adobe Photoshop CC: PSD, TIFF, JPG

WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING

• Adobe Pagemaker
• Files containing embedded images
• Any file directly downloaded from the internet
• Any Microsoft Office product
• Any file with an unlicensed font
• Any file with an unlicensed logo or image

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

VECTOR IMAGES
• Preferred format: AI, EPS, PDF (Illustrator or Freehand in native format)
• DO NOT EMBED IMAGES
• Convert text to outlines to avoid font issues
• Include fonts if they are not converted to outlines
• Include linked files

RASTER IMAGES
• Preferred format: TIFF, JPG, PNG
• 100dpi @ 100% or a proportional size to final output: (10′ x 10′ banner = 10′ x 10′ image
@ 100dpi OR 5′ x 5′ image @ 200dpi OR 2.5′ x 2.5′ image @ 400dpi, etc)

COLOR MATCHING

Color resolution varies dramatically between computer monitors.

• PMS or CMYK values must be specified.
• Include hard copy sample of color.
• Unspecified color values will be matched at Consort’s discretion.
• Request a digital hard copy proof if precise color matching is required. The first proof is
complimentary; additional proofs are just $25. Overnight shipping is available at cost.

SIZING CONSIDERATIONS

• Design must be proportionate to finished banner size.
• The imprint area on stock designs is limited by the design.
• Consider hemlines in the design and text placement!
• Full bleed are permitted.
• Banners mounted to indoor frames require 1/2″ additions to the width on either side of
the design. For example, 30″ x 94″ banners finish at 31″ wide. Consort will accommodate
this adjustment if the original file is submitted.

CREATIVE FEES

The first 4 hours of artistic adjustments are complimentary!

ADDITIONAL CHARGES ARE INCURRED WHEN:
• Color or design corrections exceed 4 hours creative time ($50/hour fee applies)
• More than one digital hard copy proof is requested ($25/proof plus shipping applies)
• Consort is requested to conceptualize and create from scratch ($50/hour fee applies)

SCREEN PRINT FILE PREPARATION

Save time – make sure the file is production-ready before submitting!

Basic information for file preparation is included below. Failure to follow guidelines could result in production delays and art charges. If you have any other questions or specific request, please contact your Sales Representative.

Click here for a pdf of these specifications.

ACCEPTABLE PROGRAMS AND FILE FORMATS

The following programs are utilized. Please save files in native format whenever possible and include any linked files (DO NOT EMBED IMAGES), fonts, etc.

• Adobe Illustrator CS6: AI, EPS, PDF
• Adobe InDesign CS6: INDD, EPS
• Adobe Photoshop CS6: PSD, TIFF, JPG
• Adobe Photoshop CC: PSD, TIFF, JPG

WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING

• Adobe Pagemaker
• Files containing embedded images
• Any file directly downloaded from the internet
• Any Microsoft Office product
• Any file with an unlicensed font
• Any file with an unlicensed logo or image

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

Due to the need for color separation in screen printing, vector files should be submitted.

VECTOR IMAGES
• Preferred format: AI, EPS, PDF (Illustrator or Freehand in native format)
• Identify colors as Pantone® Coated for spot color specifications
• DO NOT EMBED IMAGES
• Convert text to outlines to avoid font issues
• Include fonts if they are not converted to outlines
• Include linked files

RASTER IMAGES
The following raster image files are also acceptable. However, they will require additional work, complete re-creation and/or possible art charges. Please allow for extra turn-around time if submitting the following files for screen printing: TIFF, JPG, PNG.

Scannable and faxed artwork is also permitted. However, these formats may also require additional time and possible art charges to adequately recreate them.

SIZING CONSIDERATIONS

• Design must be proportionate to finished banner size.
• The imprint area on stock designs is limited by the design.
• Consider hemlines in the design and text placement!
• Full bleed prints are NOT POSSIBLE.
• Banners mounted to indoor frames require 1/2″ additions to the width on either side of
the design. For example, 30″ x 94″ banners finish at 31″ wide. Consort will accommodate
this adjustment if the original file is submitted.
• Printed areas:
18″ x 36″ banner has a printable area of 16″ x 28″ centered.
30″ x 60″ banner has a printable area of 28″ x 50″ centered.
30″ x 94″ banner has a printable area of 28″ x 84″ centered.

CREATIVE FEES

The first 4 hours of artistic adjustments are complimentary!

ADDITIONAL CHARGES ARE INCURRED WHEN:
• Color or design corrections exceed 4 hours creative time ($50/hour fee applies)
• More than one digital hard copy proof is requested ($25/proof plus shipping applies)
• Consort is requested to conceptualize and create from scratch ($50/hour fee applies)