We work with two types of artwork: vector and bitmap. They must be PC formatted. We support a US swap v2 CMYK workflow and all files need to be saved as such.

Vector Graphics

Vector artwork is generated from programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand and the like. These programs export files as “.eps”, “.pdf” or “.ai” formats. This is the format we need in order to work with your files. Do not include any embedded bitmap graphics.

For Corel Draw:

Select artwork to be converted.

From the Arrange menu, click “Convert to curves”

Select your text & click on the artistic text icon.

Select your text & from the Arrange menu, click”Convert to curves”

From the file menu, click “export”

Save as type “Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)”.

Name your file. (ie: my_sign_logo).

Click “Export”.

Select “Export text as curves”.

Click OK.

For Adobe Illustrator:

From the edit menu, click “Select all”.

From the type menu, click “Create outlines”.

From the file menu, click “Save as”.

Name your file. (ie: my_sign_logo).

Save as type “Illustrator EPS”.

Click OK

Bitmap Graphics

Bitmap artwork contains pixel-based artwork. Programs such as Adobe Photoshop and the like work with this type of artwork. Scanned images are bitmap images. These files are used in signs when photographic or full color artwork is required. When sending us such files, make sure they are at a size that is 100 dots-per-inch (dpi) at full size.

Please do not send files over 150dpi at full size, or files larger than 2MB. Please call (818) 772-4252 with any questions. All picture files must be .JPG, .TIFF, or .GIF (bitmaps .BMP are NOT an acceptable format)

Where to send files:

Please attach graphics files to an email as a simple attachment without compression, and send to [email protected]

If you do not want to get this involved with prepping your graphics, or perhaps you are not quite finished with them, please fax your initial sketches or design thoughts to us at (818) 772-4656. (Additional charges will apply.) You may also send us a digital file on CD-R or ZIP 100 PC formatted disks to:

Northridge SignsPlus

8415 Reseda Blvd.

Unit 9

Northridge, CA 91324