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Preparing Art for Custom Inflatables

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How To Send Us Your Art

Before building your inflatable, we will need certain types of artwork from you. This might include logos, graphics or other images.

You can usually get these files from your company's design department, design house or ad agency. Note: If the art is to be used as part of an inflatable product, it must be the "flat artwork." (Your graphics person will understand that term.) We cannot use a photograph of the three-dimensional product itself. Instead, you should send the art that was used to create the product's packaging.

How to send artwork to Landmark Creations

If possible, supply a color correct hard copy of your final layout, including call-outs for critical Pantone swatch colors. Under normal circumstances, artwork must be provided 3 to 4 weeks prior to the shipment of your inflatable.

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CHOICE OF FORMATS:

Vector Graphics

Vector Graphic Example

Customers whose inflatable or banner will require digitally printed graphics, paint, silk-screen, vinyl graphics, hand painting or appliqué should use vector graphics. Vector graphics are good for producing crisp outlines for logos and illustrations. Your art department will know what vector graphics are.

Instructions For Your Art Department:

• Recommended file formats are .AI, .PDF, or .EPS.
• CMYK Color mode is recommended.
• Convert all fonts to outlines and embed any linked images.

Bitmap Images (AKA Raster Images)

Bitmap Art Example

Customers who don't have vector graphics for their artwork will need to remit their drawings in bitmap form. Your graphics person will understand what bitmap images are.

Instructions For Your Art Department:

• Recommended file formats are .PSD or .TIF.
• Do NOT use any type of file compression (such as .JPEG or .GIF files).
• CMYK Color mode is recommended.

Raster Art Size Specifications:

Resolution: For most applications we recommend the final art be 72 dpi when printed at full scale.

You can quickly determine the suggested size of your art file by using the equation below:

     Final Project Size (in inches) x 72 (dpi) = Art File Dimensions Needed (in pixels)

For example, if the banner for your inflatable will be 24 inches by 12 inches, to match our recommended resolution of 72dpi, the art file you send us should be at least 1728 (px) x 864 (px).

     24 (inches) x 72 (dpi) = 1728 (px)
     12 (inches) x 72 (dpi) = 864 (px)

Additional Notes

If your files contain a combination of raster and vector artwork: Make sure to embed your raster images in the file, or include them separately if linked. Include a copy of all fonts used in case corrections are needed.

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If you have any further questions or concerns, contact us.

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