Customised solutions are available.
Despite the thousands of standard safety sign messages available on your e-commerce website we appreciate that there will always be occasions when a customer needs something customised – whether it’s adding a company logo, imagery or simply creating a unique ‘one-off’ sign.
We can produce digitally printed specials to include graphics, fonts and colours to create unique signs – simply provide us with the relevant artwork and we can deliver in a range of materials and sizes.
For any customer specific signs please send a high resolution image file at the time of ordering. Please note that an image taken from a website will not be of adequate quality for professional printing purposes and any additional work required to make the image print-ready will incur an additional artwork charge.
You can e-mail artwork to email@example.com - don't forget to attach your file (see below for what we need) Also, include all the details - size, number to be printed and what you want them printed onto (rigid plastic, self-adhesive vinyl, pvc banner etc). Please do this even if you have spoken to us about the job on the phone or in person.
If you need a ‘special’ safety message in the format of a prohibition, mandatory or warning sign, we can create your design in a range of sizes and materials to meet your requirements.
Just decide on the message you want to display (ideally no more than 25 words for a standard special), confirm the size (height x width in mm), material and layout of the design. Supply us a copy of the sign you are looking for by fax or email and we will select the appropriate symbol, font and colours to create the sign that you are looking for.
If you would like to approve artwork before your sign goes to print please request a visual upon placing an order.
Printers use CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black), whereas on screen we use RGB (Red, Green, Blue). You need to ensure your document is set up in CMYK, otherwise your print could come back not how you expected. When you convert your image from RGB to CMYK it may appear duller, you may have to brighten up the colours to compensate.
High Quality Images
On screen we view images at around 72dpi, however printing requires a much larger resolution, we request a minimum of 300dpi for us to produce our signs. This means you can’t use low resolution/website images as they will appear pixelated, you will need a larger image file. You can check the image resolution in Photoshop by selecting Image>Image Size.
Please supply any image files in .pdf, .jpg, .tiff or .pgn format- the bigger the better!
Print Ready Fonts
It’s important that when you send a document to print you convert the fonts to outlines. This basically means that rather than the type being an editable font, you change it into a shape layer. This will stop any font issues occurring at the printer’s side. In Adobe Illustrator it’s as simple as selecting all your type and then clicking Type > Create Outlines.
Print Ready PDF
Its possible to create a PDF file from most programs and it’s the easiest file for us to use. When saving your PDF please include crop marks and bleed, and ensure the file is saved as a high resolution pdf. You can also run a preflight check in Adobe Acrobat which will verify image resolution, bleeds, spot colours etc. This is really helpful to check that you haven’t missed anything.
Ask us. If you aren’t sure what we can do or what you need to supply just give us a call and we will be happy to advise. firstname.lastname@example.org