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Artwork Requirements

SUBMITTING ARTWORK via DISK, E-MAIL, or FTP

To open your disk or e-mail attachment, we must know the software/version used to create the artwork and the file name under which it is saved. Please write this information directly on the disk or include it in your e-mail message. When sending a disk, please enclose a hard copy of the text/artwork. When sending e-mail or FTP, please fax a hard copy of the text/artwork.

ACCEPTED SOFTWARE:

We use a Macintosh-based system with the following software:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • CorelDRAW 8.0 (must be exported as an .ai file)

If you create your artwork on a PC system, you must use the above software/versions.

FILE TRANSFER METHODS:

  • Disk:

    We accept the following: Flash Drive, CD or DVD

  • E-mail:

    Attach the file to an e-mail message and send to: artwork@advancecorp.com

    - In the e-mail message, please state the PO# the artwork corresponds to along with information on the software used to create the artwork

    - Maximum file size is 20MB-if you send compressed files, they must be either self-extracting or able to be extracted with StuffIt(tm) Expander

PLEASE NOTE:

  • When sending art for orders with multiple plates/signs (especially large quantities), art MUST be grouped in one file. If art is saved with each plate/sign as a separate file, additional charges may apply.
  • All fonts must be saved as outlines/curves.

ARTWORK PREPARATION WORKSHEET

PROCESS TO PRODUCE PRODUCTION READY ARTWORK FOR BRAILLE-TAC™ SIGNS

In order to produce an attractive, quality Braille sign it is necessary to have quality artwork. This artwork sheet is a technical guideline for the preparation of camera/production ready artwork.

Requirements for Acceptable Artwork:

  • Submitted on disk or e-mail
  • 100% to size
  • Raised portions should be indicated in black, recessed portions should be indicated in white. No Color!
  • 1 point crop marks positioned to indicate plate size for borderless sign (not necessary for raised border signs)
  • Minimum border width .063”
  • 1/4” spacing between plate edges on multiplate set-ups
  • Plates aligned in straight rows and columns for cutting purposes on multiplate set-ups
  • Placement of holes

Braille Dot Size Information:

Please contact customer service for Braille info.

Illustration for signs without borders (borderless):

Illustration for raised border signs with round corners:

 

Advance Corporation - Braille-Tac™ Division
8200 - 97th Street South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
651-771-9297 | 888-328-9451 | Fax: 651-771-2121
brailletac@advancecorp.com
Architecturally designed sign systems; standard & custom ADA compliant signs.