signature mix™ marketplace

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Sunday, May 18 - Wednesday, May 21

The deadline to order for this show has already expired

Digital File Preparation

We want your graphics and images to look their absolute best. We are committed to partnering with you in order to provide the most comprehensive and effective solutions in the trade show industry. The graphic print and production industry is continuously evolving. In order to insure the best quality graphics and images from your digital files, and to make file transfers as seamless as possible, we are pleased to provide you with guidelines for submission of your art to Graphics Production. If you are unable to provide digital artwork for your signage needs, we are capable of providing you with layout services. Additional fees will apply. Please contact GES for details.

Suitable Formats for images or logos
Program
Adobe Illustrator CS4
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Adobe InDesign CS4
Adobe Acrobat
QuarkXPress 7
Preferred Format
ai, eps
tiff (LZW), jpeg (high quality)
indd (include all links)
PDF (press quality setting)
qxd (include all links)

Suitable Media for images or logos
Media
CD-ROM (CD-R or CD-RW)
DVD-ROM (DVD-R or DVD-RW)
Email Attachments
FTP
Preferred Format
Please send hard copy color proofs
Please send hard copy color proofs
Limited to maximum size of 5MB
Mandatory zip or sit compression

AVOIDING ADDITIONAL COSTS:
Files obtained from the internet (.jpg or .gif) or artwork created in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) are often not suitable for high quality output, and often require additional hourly charges. Artwork should be created at actual size, however, for larger files i.e., banner artwork, 10% or 25% of actual size is acceptable. Scans should be no smaller than 300dpi at quarter size. To avoid additional costs associated with these file types, please supply files in accordance with the defined herein.


gif
@ 400%

ai/eps vector
@ 400%



Text
@ 400%

Outlined
Text

Color Set Up

If your artwork is using PANTONE Colors, please supply a Pantone color reference. Some colors are more likely to be achieved, but due to printer limitations, Pantone colors are matched to the best possible interpretation for the specific output device. Hard copies such as brochures or print outs can be used as a reference for color matching.

Vector Artwork

For the best quality, artwork should be created in vector format (ai or vector eps).

Logos taken from websites are generally gifs. Gif files are not acceptable as they will not print clearly. See Visual.

Artwork which is going to be produced in vinyl, for example; solid company logo's or text, must be supplied in a vector format (ai or vector eps).

Artwork created in a pixel format, i.e., TIFF and JPEG is not suitable. See Visual.

Bitmap/Raster Artwork

JPEG - We accept this format but only if used to compress a file for ease of sending, the original artwork should have been created high resolution - 300dpi or vector eps to print at the best possible quality. See Visual.

PDF - These are print files only and can not be altered to fit different sizes, artwork must be set up at the correct proportion and at print ready quality.

Make sure images are saved at high resolution (300dpi). See Visual.

Fonts

Turn all fonts into outlines or convert to paths before sending the files. If you are using a program where this is not an option, YOU MUST INCLUDE ALL FONTS with your files.


File Upload
You can upload your file(s) after sending in your order using the information below.

Digital File Submission: You can upload your file(s) after sending in your order using the information below.


HOST: ftp://csftp.ges.com/Central/2014_Signature_Mix_Marketplace/
USER NAME: gescenftp
PASSWORD: t7od4cfz*


Please make sure your file(s) are labeled with the exhibiting company's name and the show name (e.g. EGGWHITES_COOKING SHOW.zip)