FAQ’s 2017-03-03T03:40:07+00:00

FAQs

What is rich black and how can I get it? 2017-03-03T03:30:57+00:00

Rich black is an ink mixture of solid black, 100% K, with additional CMY ink values. This results in a darker tone than black ink alone. If you print black alone as 100% K, the resulting black may not be as dark as you might like.

100% K ON SCREEN

100% K AFTER PRINT

We recommend using:
C 60 M 40 Y 40 K 100
This will give you a deep, dark, rich black.

What color mode should my files be? 2017-03-03T03:31:10+00:00

If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job.

THESE COLORS ARE IN RGB

THESE ARE THE SAME COLORS BUT IN CMYK

You should always start and finish your designs in CMYK color mode.

Is Peraza Design able to print banners to the exact dimensions requested? 2017-03-03T03:29:35+00:00

Depending on the size of your banner, you may receive a banner that is slightly shorter in length. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee exact dimensions due to the nature of large format printing process, where print heating/drying and media roll advancement may be factors in the result of your final banner print size.

Should I scale down my artwork? 2017-03-03T03:29:44+00:00

It is not always necessary to scale your artwork down but here are a few good things to know

Vector Art
Will your file be over 200″? If yes, you will want to scale it down to 50%. While Illustrator has a maximum artboard size nearly 228″. Acrobat and others will only read up to 200″ resulting in lost artwork. So while the artwork looks ok in Illustrator, it will not print correctly.

Raster Art
Will your file be over 30,000 pixels along either axis? If yes you will need to reduce the resolution of the file to reduce the overall file size to 30,000 or less. This will maintain the correct file size and aspect ratio. Don’t be worried about losing quality. A 30,000 pixel document at 150dpi is nearly 16′ and would not be viewed close up anyway.

Do you print using any Spot or Pantone colors at Peraza Design? 2017-03-03T03:32:37+00:00

We only print 4 color process (CMYK). If you use Spot or Pantone colors, please have them converted to process colors prior to file upload.

Does Peraza Design color match? 2017-03-03T03:32:28+00:00

We do not color match.

What settings should I create my PDF in Adobe Illustrator? 2017-03-03T03:32:55+00:00

For Illustrator CS2 and above it is recommended to use the “High Quality Print” preset.

Does Peraza Design print borders? 2017-03-03T03:32:22+00:00

You may include borders in your artwork, but Peraza Design does not recommend it. Borders may vary from batch to batch making exact cuts very difficult. We will not reprint an order with borders of varying widths.

What is the difference between raster and vector? 2017-03-03T03:32:10+00:00

Raster-based artwork such as photos or flattened artwork (from Adobe Photoshop) are made up of tiny squares (pixels), and depending on your resolution and/or final output size desired, the file could have a low quality end result. Any raster elements you wish to use should have a high enough resolution (DPI) before considering them for your large format product.

Vector-based artwork such as illustrations or clip-art style elements (from Adobe Illustrator) is made with mathematical calculations, and can be scaled up to any size without losing quality. Keep in mind that any effects used in Adobe Illustrator are raster-based and have transparency: this greatly adds to file size and you must have correct settings in your “Document Raster Effects Settings” to ensure best output for these effects. If you are doing a photo-quality print on a 36″ x 48″ poster, and leave the raster effects settings at default 72 DPI – you may see tiny squares in your drop shadows, as opposed to a smooth shadow.

My artwork file contains transparency, will it print okay? 2017-03-03T03:31:55+00:00

No, it is always best to flatten any file you send to Peraza Design. We consider flattening transparency part of basic file setup and will not check for this issue.

Should I include any fonts with my files? 2017-03-03T03:31:47+00:00

No, instead, please ensure that all fonts are outlined prior to file upload. If you are using Adobe Photoshop, please provide flattened file only.

What file specifications does Peraza Design recommend for fast processing? 2017-03-03T03:31:40+00:00

We accept jpg and single page pdf. We suggest 150 dpi resolution at 100% of the final print size for large format printing. 300 dpi resolution at 100% of the final print size for smaller marketing products such as business cards and brochures.

What file types does Peraza Design accept? 2017-03-03T03:31:33+00:00

We only accept these file formats: jpeg, pdf, psd, ai, eps
Please make sure your artwork size is the same exact size of your order, unless specified in the Artwork Specifications section. Also, do not include any bleed or crop marks.

How do I submit artworks for an order? 2017-03-03T03:31:25+00:00

At this time, Peraza Design can only accept one artwork file per job, unless your job requires 2 sided printing. Please use the “Upload Artwork” button located on the main menu or in the footer of our website.