A Solid Front-End for Top Results.

Our own graphic design and technical staff will work closely with you to achieve your goals. Need help creating a layout or graphic? Our Art Department has developed countless high-quality, effective materials based on customers’ basic input. Those customers who provide their own finished art files will find our pre-press and color management services an invaluable resource.

We know that you may not always be able to supply highest quality original artwork files. We will help ensure you get the most out of what you have. To help evaluate how Hayes Graphics can best serve you, below are our material submission guidelines. Contact us if have any questions or special needs.

Formatting Your Files

Adobe is our preferred file format. For best results in larger-format materials, artwork should be provided in Vector format.

Software: Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, InDesign. MS Office software is not suitable for large format printing. Quality and color results from artwork created using MS Office or other unlisted applications may be unsuitable. Please check before submitting your artwork.

You may supply files on the following media: CD, DVD-R/W, USB or via FTP (call for information to access site).

Set-up files at full size where software permits, or no smaller than 25% of the final output size. Make sure reduced sizes are proportionate.

Include all linked graphics (logos, photos, other images) Do not embed files in Illustrator layouts; save layouts as “Adobe Illustrator (.ai)” format, link pictures as CMYK Tiff files, supplied separately. Scan to match final output size. Resolution must be at least 75 dpi at its final printed size, eg. 75dpi at 100%, 150 dpi at 50%, 300 dpi at 25% of the final size.

Supply entire Postscript font suitcase, this includes printer and screen fonts. Avoid True Type and Mac System fonts. Or you may convert all text to outlines in Illustrator files provided.

If color matching is needed, specify a PMS color or supply a sample swatch. Color correction of Raster images (Photoshop) may incur an additional charge.