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How do I submit multiple artworks for a single New York Banners order?

At this time, New York Banners can only accept one artwork file per job. Please create one job per artwork you intend to submit. This can be done quickly in the shopping cart by selecting "Duplicate this job".

What file types does New York Banners accept?

We only accept these file formats: JPG and PDF (single page) 

Please make sure your artwork size is the same exact size of your order. Also,do not include any bleed or crop marks.

What file specifications does New York Banners recommend for fast processing?

We accept JPG and single page PDF. We suggest 150 dpi resolution at 100% of the final print size.  Also do not include any bleed or crop marks.

Should I include any fonts with my files?

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

Do I need bleed or crop marks for my files?

No bleed or crop marks.  Make your artwork match the size requested on the order.  We are not responsible for crop marks or registration printed.

My artwork file contains transparency, will it print ok?

No, it is always best to flatten any file you send to New York Banners.  New York Banners considers flattening transparency part of basic file setup and will not check for this issue. 

What is the difference between raster and vector?

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.

Does New York Banners print borders?

You may include borders in your artwork, but New York Banners 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 overprint, and how can it ruin my file?

Overprint is used to intentionally overlap inks for a number of reasons. We suggest that you turn all overprint objects off before submitting, for it may cause unexpected results.

What settings should I create my PDF in Adobe Illustrator?

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

Flag Templates

Note:  Please download and use our most recent flag templates. When setting up flag artwork please ensure to include full bleed. 

Safety Margin:  Please keep important graphic content within the inner line. If you do not follow the template your order may be placed on hold.

Pole Placement:  Please refer to the Product picture of each flag to see the placement of the pole on the print. Design your artwork accordingly, and match your artwork to the flag template(s) shape. 
 

PDF Templates  usage instruction

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Econo 
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Angled 
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Photoshop Templates  usage instruction

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CorelDraw Templates

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Trade Show Product Templates

 PDF Templates

6' Curve Shape 
8' Curve Shape 
10' Curve Shape
8' Straight Shape 
10' Straight Shape
Tension Fabric Display 
Curve Shape
Tension Fabric Display 
Straight Shape

8' Curve Shape 
10' Curve Shape
8' Straight Shape 
10' Straight Shape
Velcro Fabric Pop Up Display 
Curve Shape
Velcro Fabric Pop Up Display 
Straight Shape

Podium
Podium
Event Tent Templates

 PDF Templates

Canopy Full Wall 
Half Wall
Event Tent (Full Color) Tent Wall (Full Color)

1 side Medium 
2 sides Medium 
1 side Small 
2 sides Small
1 side Medium 
2 sides Medium 
1 side Small 
2 sides Small
Tent Flag (Feather) Tent Flag (Teardrop)

How do I create a smooth gradient?

When creating gradients in your artwork, we highly suggest creating those gradients in Photoshop, and not in Illustrator. the reason being, is that Illustrator is a vector based program and doesn't raster the gradient the same way Photoshop does, and it will create "Steps" in the gradient that look like lines in the final print. The only way to cure this is to create the gradients in Photoshop and then either import the gradient into illustrator, or just completely design the artwork within Photoshop. Please see the attached photos, you can see how much smoother the gradient is in the Photoshop image vs the Illustrator image.

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