Acceptable FIle Types

PDF

Always the preferred format, especially If you are using any software, other than listed below, to create your layout

PSD

Version Creative Suite 5 (CS5) or earlier

(also acceptable is: .eps, or .tif)

AI

Packaged and Exported with all links and fonts. Version Creative Suite 5 (CS5) or earlier

also acceptable is: .eps

.INDD or .IDML

Packaged and Exported with all links and fonts

Color

What is Pantone?

Pantone is the standard language for color identification and communication

What color pallet does 3DA Display use?

Solid Coated or Solid Uncoated, depending on the media used.

What is CMYK?

CMYK refers to four color process printing, using Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y), and Black (K) inks.

Can you achieve metallic or neon colors?

Unfortunately, due to the current technology we use, we are not able to offer metallic or neon colors outside of our standard color pallets.

What is PMS Test Grid and can I purchase one?

A test grid is a sample print of your PMS Color and its surrounding color family. The first test is free of charge, however you are responsible for shipping. PMS Color Matching is finalized at time of print and is a $25.00 fee to accurately match.

Can 3DA Display print specific PMS Colors?

While we cannot guarantee an exact PMS Color Match, we will print your color as close as possible.

Should I convert my art to CMYK instead of leaving PMS in the color file?

If you are looking to achieve a specific PMS Color, we ask that you keep it in the art file.

File Preparation

What is PMS Test Grid and can I purchase one?

A test grid is a sample print of your PMS Color and its surrounding color family. The first test is free of charge, however you are responsible for shipping. PMS Color Matching is finalized at time of print and is a $25.00 fee to accurately match.

Multi-panel Backdrop?

If doing a multi-panel backdrop, please use InDesign with facing pages turned. Each panel should be the exact size (e.g. Using 3 London 33.5′s (RU1332S) as a backdrop? In InDesign you want a 3 page file where the page size is 33.5″ x 84.7″ and “Use Facing Pages” box selected.)

Do I need bleeds?

Our templates are set up for bleeds so there are no issues after designing. You do not need to add them in your final export.

If all else fails?

Just follow our templates.