Your File Specifications And How To Get Started

In order to ensure optimum printing results, please reference the file set up guidelines below.

If you need any assistance or have questions, please feel free to contact us.


Acceptable Programs

Encore Visual accepts all Adobe Creative Suite programs for Mac and PC.

Illustrator and InDesign are the most commonly used programs.

Please note – Powerpoint and Word are not meant to be imaged on large format print devices.

If you have any questions please contact us prior to creating the layouts so we can assist you before you start any creative.


Resolution Requirements

All files should be set up at a minimum of 300dpi at the final output size. All embedded/linked images require the same 300 dpi at final output size resolution and should be included with your print files.



Please outline all fonts or convert to paths.



Please ensure all links are included with your files, so we can relink if necessary.


Cutting Files

Images or text that is being cut to shape should be sent in Vector format.



If you added any bleed to your files please note that on the pdf you supply to us for reference. We will add any necessary bleed to the files to accommodate pole pockets, wallpaper panel overlap, gaskets, etc.


Reference PDFS and Color Matching

Please include a PDF with your file and provide color matching information. All of the print devices are CMYK. If a PMS color match is needed please let us know.


Look Before Sending

Curious about how your image will look when it’s printed?

A rule of thumb is to scale it on your screen to the final size it needs to print.

If you see jagged edges, softness, etc on screen, it will appear on the print out.


Encore Visual is happy to assist you with the creative layouts you may need.

Please let us know how we can help!