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Submitting Artwork & FTP Information

If the file sizes are under 10MB, artwork can be sent as an attachment in a standard email, no further steps need to be taken.

If the file sizes are larger than 10MB, you will have to use an FTP client such as Cyberduck or Filezilla to upload the files to our server. Give us a call at 419-897-3000 to ask for our server and login information.

FTP: ftp.cgs-imaging.com
USERNAME: upload
PASSWORD: $upload99
PORT: 21 (default)

“I don’t understand this whole FTP thing…”
Give us a call and we would be happy to walk you through the process. We can also accommodate if you are more comfortable using file-sharing services such as DropBox, MediaFire, or YouSendIt to send us a download link as an alternative to the FTP.

“I still use HDD, flash drives, and CD/DVD discs…What’s a file-sharing service?”
No problem! All of this new technology can be confusing and we understand that it isn’t for everyone. We also accept files delivered via HDD, flash drive, or CD/DVD disc.

File Preparation

For the best results, ALL files should be built in CMYK colorspace, blacks should be C=50 M=50 Y=50 K=100 Rich black. If PMS matching is required, build files using PMS numbers, not 4 color process values. Always supply a proof for color matching. If you are not submitting flattened art, please make sure all text is converted to outlines/shapes, and anything linked is embedded.

Please keep in mind the size and intended viewing distance of the graphic you are having us produce. Giant billboards, building wraps, etc. may only need to be 20 to 50 dpi at full scale and will look great, whereas mall posters, duratrans, etc., may need a higher resolution (75 – 100 dpi) is justified for closer viewing distances.

For banners, you will want to be sure that any important text or images are at least 1″ away from an edge that will be hemmed, or at least 4″ away from an edge getting a pole pocket.

Additional things to consider…
AI – Adobe Illustrator up to CS6, with all items EMBEDDED and TEXT OUTLINED
EPS – Adobe Illustrator up to CS6, with all items EMBEDDED and TEXT OUTLINED
PSD – Adobe Photoshop up to CS6, with all TEXT RASTERIZED or CONVERTED TO SHAPES
INDD – Adobe InDesign up to CS6, with all LINKED ELEMENTS INCLUDED

Accepted File Formats

AI – Adobe Illustrator up to CS6, with all items EMBEDDED and TEXT OUTLINED

PDF

EPS – Adobe Illustrator up to CS6, with all items EMBEDDED and TEXT OUTLINED

JPEG

TIFF

PSD – Adobe Photoshop up to CS6, with all TEXT RASTERIZED or CONVERTED TO SHAPES

INDD – Adobe InDesign up to CS6, with all LINKED ELEMENTS INCLUDED

What if I don't have pre-made artwork?

We have a team of talented graphic designers who can help make your concept and designs a reality.

CGS Imaging Credit Program

CLICK HERE to download credit application.

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