Uploading Your Artwork

Please place your order with an Outdoor Image Product Specialist before you upload your artwork. The details of the artwork, resolution, size specifications, color, etc., are based upon your order and should first be discussed with your Product Specialist. The artwork upload form (the “Upload Art” button) is located at and accepts files up to 1.9 GB. Upload times are dependent upon file size and upload speed. If your file size exceeds 1.9 GB or if you have a slow upload speed, contact your Product Specialist for instructions on sending your files to us on a DVD. Uploaded files should be named correctly in order to avoid file transfer or corruption problems. Your base file name must be composed of alphanumeric characters only with underscores for spaces as needed. Uploaded artwork will be removed from our server 30 days from the date of upload. If you mistakenly upload artwork before you place an order, please contact a Outdoor Image Specialist as soon as possible or the artwork may be lost.

Art Specifications and Guidelines

Low resolution is the number one reason we cannot use artwork submitted to us. Low resolution files often result in a poor product. For Vector Applications: Artwork and files should be submitted in CMYK format. Convert all type to outlines or curves. Include 0.25” bleed on all sides (this will equal 3” bleed on final output). For Raster Applications such as PhotoShop: Artwork and files should be submitted in CMYK format. If possible, keep all layered files intact. Set up your artwork using a 1 inch = 1 foot scale. If you are unsure of what resolution will be needed, consult your Formetco Product Specialist who will assist you in determining the correct resolution. Make sure the original image is high resolution. The final product is dependent upon the quality of the original file.

Color Matching and Proof Approval

A proof of your design assists us in accurately verifying that our conversion process has not greatly manipulated your artwork. For best results we suggest that you send us a color proof of your design suitable for color reference. All spot colors will be printed using CMYK equivalents. Online approval of proofs is subject to our Online Proofing Terms and Conditions located at If your job is color critical, you must approve a hard copy or substrate proof before we print your order. Our hard copy proofs are printed in 4-color, are within 5% accuracy for color, and will be sent to you via FedEx overnight. If your job is not color critical, we can e-mail your proof to you. Please be aware that a delay in proof approval will also delay your delivery date. Quoted turnaround times start from the time of our receipt of your proof approval. We print the proof that you have approved.

Accepted File Types

  • Adobe PhotoShop®
  • Abode Illustrator®
  • Adobe InDesign®
  • EPS
  • TIFF
  • PDF
  • JPG
    File preference:
  • TIFF or EPS