Expert Guide to Preparing Your Artwork for Printing

Preparing artwork for large-scale digital printing is a crucial step in the production process, one that can define the success of your printed project. With over 60 years of expertise in the signage industry, our company specializes in turning complex, large-scale digital prints into stunning visual displays. Whether you’re planning to produce vibrant outdoor banners, intricate murals, or dynamic trade show displays, this guide will help you prepare your artwork with precision, ensuring optimal results when you choose us as your printing partner.

Step-by-Step Artwork Preparation for Impactful Large-Scale Prints

The preparation of digital files for large-format printing requires attention to detail and an understanding of specific technical aspects. Here’s how to ensure your artwork will translate perfectly from screen to print, making the most of our advanced digital printing capabilities.

Step 1: Choosing the Right File Format

Selecting the correct file format is critical for maintaining the quality and integrity of your large-scale print:

PDF: Ensures that all elements of your design are preserved and appear as intended in the final print. Ideal for complex layouts.
TIFF: Best for high-resolution photographs and detailed graphic prints, maintaining image quality at large scales.
EPS: Essential for vector-based artwork, which is common in signage and decorative graphics, allowing for scaling without loss of detail.

Step 2: Ensuring Proper Resolution

For large-scale prints, image resolution is key to achieving crisp and clear visuals:

The optimal resolution depends on the viewing distance. For large banners or signs that will be viewed from a distance, a lower resolution might still provide excellent visual clarity.

We recommend starting with a resolution of 150-300 dpi based on the size and viewing conditions of your project.

Consult with our specialists to determine the best resolution for your specific needs.

Step 3: Managing Color Settings

Color accuracy is vital in large-scale prints to ensure your final product matches your original design:

Convert colors to CMYK: This color mode is designed for printing and will more accurately replicate the colors in the final product.

Step 4: Review

Before sending your file for printing:

Double-check your artwork for any errors or unwanted elements.

Request a proof if possible: A digital proof or a printed sample can help you visualize the final product and make necessary adjustments before the full run.

Why Choose Us for Your Large-Scale Printing Needs?

With our long-standing history in the digital printing industry, we understand the nuances of preparing and executing large-scale print projects with precision and excellence. Our advanced technology and experienced team ensure that each project is handled with the utmost care, from initial file setup to final output.


Properly preparing your artwork for large-scale digital printing is critical, and partnering with an experienced printer is equally important. By following these guidelines and choosing our expert services, you can be confident that your large-scale prints will be visually stunning and professionally executed. Ready to start your next project? Contact us today, and let’s create something spectacular together!