At Colorado Canopies, we are here to make sure that you get the best branding you can from any product you order. Whether you need to touch up an existing file to optimize it for print, insert a logo into one of our templates, or create a new design from scratch, our team can help. In fact, every single customer service representative has been trained in Adobe Illustrator (our design program of choice) to maximize our responsiveness to your art and design needs. Best thing, there is no charge for a basic design on any product you order.
Every product comes with a free layout for approval, there is not charge or commitment to see a layout of a canopy, flag or signage. Just email us your logo and let us know how we can help and we will get you a layout back usually within 24 hours!
All artwork submitted to the Colorado Canopies for production must meet these requirements. All of our artwork and products are digitally printed. We do offer comprehensive, professional design services at $65 per hour, minimum one hour. Art production and proofing lengthens the delivery dates.
Your graphics department is encouraged to design your booth, we do offer templates for all
of our Promotional Booth/Tents and signage products, templates are in Illustrator EPS or AI format. Please contact us and we will send you the appropriate template for the product you are ordering. You must size the artwork to desired print size.
Artwork is in an acceptable file format.
All artwork must be in Vector Format. Export your files from Adobe Illustrator CSS or any previous .ai or .eps
IMPORTANT: Outline [convert to paths/curves] all type and fonts! If we have been commissioned to edit the text, do not outline the text. You MUST send the Windows True Type Font [ttf] package along with your artwork!
All EPS files are not scalable vector files! You must be sure the eps is exported from one of the previously mentioned “drawing programs” such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. All logos not in this format that need to be redrawn will incur our $29-$49 charge to be vectored.
All photos or raster images must be 100 DPI at 100% or in subsequent equation to this size (1000 DPI at 10%) in CMYK color.
i.e.: Our gazebo skirts are 38 inches tall. Your artwork must be 100 DPI at 38 inches tall. If it is scaled down 10% it must be 1000 DPI at 3.8 inches tall in CMYK color. We accept PC formatted Adobe Photoshop (.psd) files, or .jpg, .tif, .bmp, or .png Most of the time a digital
camera file from a 5 Mega Pixel camera or greater, at the highest setting, can be used.
DIGITAL ART FILES ARE NOT Microsoft Publisher (.pub), Powerpoint (.ppt), or Word documents (.doc), Quark Xpress (.qxd),Stuffit (.sit), .pdf or any Mac format files.
All Pantone (PMS) colors are specified, either in the digital graphics file, or on the printed composite. For any vector image with spot colors a PMS color must be specified. Do not mistake gradients or bitmap images for a single PMS color. Colors will correspond best to PMS coated.
Files are sent in the proper manner:
Files are supplied in PC format (not Mac), compressed in ZIP or RAR format.
1. Small digital art files (less than 5 MB) are emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Larger digital art files (up to 2GB) are uploaded via our upload on our contact us page
Low res jpgs and gifs are called “raster” or “bitmap” files. When a low res file is kept small, it looks just fine. But when enlarged, each pixel gets blown up and gives the image a fuzzy look.
Vector files are made of paths (lines and anchor points) that are more like an engineering CAD drawing. When this type of file is enlarged, each line is mathematically enlarged in exact proportion so there is no pixelating or distorting. This makes vector files ideal for printing.
With most digital printing you will need your logo in a vectored EPS or AI format, if you don’t have one, no worries, let our team vector your logo for you! With a low starting price of $29.00 – $49.00 (price can increase with complexity) we will vector and turnaround the art in 24-48 hours. We offer this service even if you decide not to order any of our products.
We offer an extensive list of stock backgrounds, so if you are unsure what branding you need just look at the samples and we can add your logo, website, phone number or whatever you need to these custom background images. Just make sure you let us know which one you like when you send your logo over or if you need a specific background, let us know and we will try and accommodate you. Check back as we keep adding new designs!