Art File Specifications

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All images to be provided in RGB or CMYK color formats at full production size. Files should be created with proper color profiles on a properly calibrated computer screen for best color results. TradeSource profiles are RGB (Adobe RGB 1998) and CMYK (Coated Gracol 2006). TradeSource is not responsible for any reasonable color shift that occurs in color space conversions.

Pantone color matching and customer proof approval are available upon request. When ordering, if customer requests a specific Pantone color from the Pantone Solid Coated Plus Library, every reasonable effort will be made to match that color. Customer may also provide a physical sample for color match. TradeSource is not liable for color matching or proofing files without color match specified in the order process. Reduced image proofs are available up to 12" x 52".

File Type / Resolution

TradeSource accepts AI / PDF / TIFF images as layered/live files. Other file types will be rejected. All artwork, designs and images must be provided at minimum of 100ppi at actual size. If artwork must be provided at less than actual size, ppi must be increased proportionately. TradeSource will reach out to customer if resolution is in question and will make every resonable effort to provide best quality. TradeSource is not responsbile for images printed as fuzzy, distorted, or pixelated due to customer provided artwork.

Non-Seamless (wallpaper) Tile Breaks: Customer to provide large dimension artwork as an entire piece without tile breaks. TradeSource will make tile breaks for all non-seamless multi-panel images. Standard overlap is .25“. If other overlap widths are needed, customer will need to split the panels.

Seamless Tile Breaks: Customer to provide tile breaks for this type of application.


Create all fonts to outline. If not created to outline, include font file with your graphics upload.

Cut to Shape / Bleed

Customer to provide vector cad patterns as needed with the pattern clearly defined. Make vector cad pattern with the following parameters: .1 stroke, aligned center, spot color named CutContourCad in the color pallette. Include cad pattern for square cut graphics as well as those that are cut to shape. Make bleed at .0625" outside cut lines.


Customer is fully responsible for the creation, layout, and proofing of all content.

Please check your artwork for correct:
  • Graphics
  • Bleed
  • Cad Pattern
  • Crop Marks
  • Fonts
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Transparency
  • Overprint
  • Finished Product Size
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