Artwork Preparation For Large Formats

Table of Contents

  • How to prepare artwork for Large Format products?
  • How to choose the Large Format product that would be the right fit for me?
  • What materials could be used?

1. How to prepare artwork for Large Format products

Artwork preparation for large format products is slightly different from artwork preparation for business cards and flyers. Make sure to follow the recommendations listed below to ensure the highest printing quality for larger promotional materials:

  • Check if the final format corresponds to the product ordered on our website?
  • Due to the large format, we highly recommend a resolution of at least 300 ppi whereas the absolute minimum is a resolution of 150 ppi.
  • Make sure that the artwork includes 2.5cm of security margin, and 1cm of bleed
  • Set the artwork to CMYK colors
  • Correctly configure tones of grey and black
  • Convert fonts to outlines
  • Save the file as PDF/X-1a with trim marks and 1cm bleed

2. How to choose the Large Format product that would be the right fit for me?

Banners:

Order Banners With Gogoprint

Advantages:

  • Weather proof, could be used indoors and outdoors
  • Cheap as banners do not require stands
  • Visible from far away

Disadvantages:

  • Requires a wall or another large surface

X-Stand:

Order X-Stand With Gogoprint

Advantages:

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble

Disadvantages:

  • Not suitable for permanent use outdoors
  • Less stable than J-Flags
  • The X-stand part itself has to be purchased as an extra

J-Flag:

Order J-Flag With gogoprint

Advantages:

  • Very easy to assemble
  • Suitable for outdoors
  • 100% water and weather proof
  • Great for outdoor events

Disadvantages:

  • Relatively heavy
  • Stands have to be purchased separately

Roll-ups:

Order J-Flag With gogoprint

Advantages:

  • Easy to put up
  • High visibility
  • Perfect for promotional stands and trade fairs

Disadvantages:

  • Could only be used indoors
  • Stands have to be purchased separately

3. What materials could be used?

Vinyl: Outdoors 1440dpi

A very durable material for extensive use outdoors and indoors. It is 100% waterproof, hence no extra refinements are offered. This is the highest available resolution, which is perfectly suitable for detailed graphic elements of your banner design.

Glossy: Indoors PP

A very durable and sturdy material for indoor use only  which ensures longevity and high-resolutions. Due to indoor use only two refinements are available for this material: glossy and matte lamination.