Q: How can Signs and Printing help my business?
A: Your image and branding represent your company is one of the most important aspects of business and of how customers and prospects identify you. The majority of consumers make the decision to purchase a product or service based on the appearance of a business.
Q: How much do Signs and Printing it cost?
A: There is a wide variety of products making an equally wide variety of costs. Many of the products and services available on the Diverse Display Advertising website have pricing provided or a calculation feature, alternatively quotes are provided for any special requirements. We will not be undersold and offer to improve on a competitors written quote by a minimum of 5%.
Q: How long will my Sign last?
A: We stock 3M, Avery, and Orajet which offer the highest UV (ultraviolet) protection in the industry. If you only need a quick sign that will be taken down after a few weeks or months, we can make your sign in a less expensive material. If you need it to last a few years, we will make it with a better grade of material to withstand the elements for the time period you need it to last. If you need it to last 7-9 years or longer, we will go with some of the best material available on the market today and you will be able to enjoy your signage for years and years to come.
Q: How do I know if I'm going to like the design or even the finished product?
A: Clients are never surprised with the final product because we provide a full color proof of what it will look like before anything goes to final production. In most cases, we will email the proof for your approval. If a change is made, we will provide another proof to insure your satisfaction.
Q: Can I approve the sign before it's made?
A: Absolutely. Before we begin production, we require your approval of the artwork, colors, spelling, and layout. Once you are satisfied, we begin producing your sign. This way, we're both clear on what we're producing.
Q: Is a Vehicle Wrap permanent and will it do any damage to my car?
A: No, Vehicle Wraps are easily removable and act as a sunscreen and actually act as protector to some degree against scratching. Most importantly they offer the ultimate billboard advertisement to promote your business 24/7. Whether left parked in the mall parking lot, or cruising down the highway everyone will see your corporate identity and carefully designed advertisement! Whenever you wish a Vehicle Wrap can easily removed if you wish to change the graphics or sell your vehicle.
Q: How fast is your average job being completed?
A: The turnaround time for your average sign varies based on your specific needs. We keep all the major materials in stock because we understand our clients needs are sometimes more urgent and we need to have everything in place and ready to go. That's how we're able to crank out a job with a very short notice. We also try to work with suppliers that are close and/or deliver next day, so we can get the rush jobs done if we need to.
Q: How do I submit artwork / files?
A: We work with most professional design applications including Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator, etc. If we're "cutting" the lettering or logo out, we will be needing a Vector File, otherwise we can digitize (or Vectorize) the artwork you provide us in a JPEG, TIFF, PSD, GIF, etc. at an additional charge. You can email us your "print ready" or "cut ready" artwork, mail us a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD or USB flash drive or upload your file to our website. Please be sure that artwork is sent "high resolution". If you have questions concerning your artwork or need help uploading, feel free to contact us by phone or email.
Q: I have found some cool artwork online, can I use it in my project
A: Quite often artwork found online can be low resolution so we must confirm that it is going to work based on the size requirements you have and also most importantly that Copyright laws are considered so the artwork you wish to use you are legally allowed to. We have a number of experienced and talented in-house designers that can take your idea’s and images you have seen online and make them come to life and then belong to you.
Q: What resolution is acceptable for artwork submitted?
A: If sending your artwork in "real size", please send your work 150 dpi. We can also work with a one-inch-to-one-foot ratio (Example: if the art is to be 6 feet long and 4 feet tall, the submitted artwork should be 6 inches long and 4 inches tall) at 300 dpi. * Please make sure to provide details for the finished size to our Art Department.
Q: What is dpi?
A: Dpi is the standard of measurement for the resolution of images that describes the number of dots per inch (dpi) that are used to create an image. The higher the dpi, the higher the resolution which translates to better quality of your final product.
Q: What is the difference between vector and bitmap images and which is better?
A: Vector and bitmap images are the two major graphic types. Both types are made up of many individual objects, and both respond differently when enlarged and/or reduced to produce different sizes of images. We can use both types of files, however we prefer vector files and we can change sizes easily without sacrificing quality using original vector formats. Vector images can be output at the highest quality in any scale because they are made of lines and panels rather than pixels or dots. Vector images are resolution independent. Common vector formats are eps, ai and pdf. These formats are available in most graphics programs.
A bitmap image (also called a raster image) is made of pixels (sometimes referred to as dots). The number of pixels in one square inch of an image is called the dpi (dots per inch) and is known as the resolution of the image (Example: 150 dpi means that the image has 150 dots per square inch within that image). Quite simply, the larger number of dots you have in your image produces a higher quality of reproduction. Bitmap images loose quality when they are re-sized from their original size and must be created with consideration for their output use. Bitmap images should be built at 150 dpi if they are built at the actual finished size. You can build the bitmap files at a smaller proportional size than the final usage size, but you must increase the resolution accordingly. For instance, if you build your file at a ratio of 1 inch = 1 foot, you should build the file at 300 dpi. In this case, you would build a 2 inch x 2 inch file at 300 dpi to print a resulting 2 foot x 2 foot image at 150 dpi. Common bitmap-based formats are jpeg, jpg, gif, tiff, png, pict and bmp. Although vector image is the preferred format for submitting artwork, it is not as common for non- designers and bitmap images at the correct resolution can be substituted.
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