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  1. At what dimension should I submit my banner file?
  2. At what resolution should I submit my banner file?
  3. What file type do you recommend for the best banner printing results?
  4. Do banner files require the same bleed and text safety guidelines as regular printing files?
  5. Can I pick up my banners at PsPrint?

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At what dimension should I submit my banner file?
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The dimensions of a banner files should be scaled 12 to 1 so that 1 foot equals 1 inch. For example, if a banner is ordered at 2' x 2' then the file itself should be created at 2" x 2" with a .125" (1/8") bleed on each edge for a final submitted dimension of 2.25" x 2.25".

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At what resolution should I submit my banner file?
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For optimal print quality banner files should be submitted at 1200 resolution. Banners viewed from a distance may be submitted at lower resolutions and will appear clear. Depending on the distance the banner is being viewed from we recommend the following resolutions:

  • From five feet or less, submit at 1200 dpi
  • From five feet or more, submit at 900 dpi
  • From 10 feet or more submit at 600 dpi
  • From 50 feet or more, submit at 300 dpi

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What file type do you recommend for the best banner printing results?
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Overall any file submitted vector such as an EPS or PDF exported from Illustrator will produce the highest quality banner print. Please ensure that when submitting vector files you follow all of recommend guidelines for outlining fonts and flattening transparencies found here.

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Do banner files require the same bleed and text safety guidelines as regular printing files?
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Yes, banner must be submitted with a .125" (1/8") bleed on every edge to allow any background texture or color to extend fully to the edge of your banner. Text must also be kept 1/8" inside the finished dimension to ensure that no text is trimmed or appears right along the edge of your banner. These specifications are required so as to provide with the highest quality end product. Please note that if your banner uses pole pockets, put all text and design elements at least 1/3" inside of the cut line or they may be sewn through.

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Can I pick up my banners at PsPrint?
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Banners may be picked up from our Bethlehem, Pennsylvania facility only since all PSPrint banners are reproduced at our East Coast facility. For shipping to the West Coast you will find that our Next Day and 2nd Day Air shipping prices are quite affordable.

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