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Please advise your Account Manager of any bleed, extra material or additional requirements for your job to ensure
production will be correctly briefed. No artwork fee will apply if the digital file is supplied print ready and smaller than 50MB.


We work in the following MAC and PC applications:
All artwork files need to be saved in an editable format.
All text must be converted to paths to prevent any changes (Mac fonts must be in in a compressed format eg .sit or .zip)
Please supply all embedded link files
All files are to be set up at finished trim size or a proportional size (no crop marks or bleeds are required unless requested)


Expand a Sign works to specific templates for all banner and roll up products.   Please contact your Account Manager for the relevant file.

Colour Matching

Use Pantone colours in the digital files if you require any colours to match PMS standards (use spot colour channel in Photoshop and save it as .pds or Photoshop DCS.eps.
We print on numerous substrates (paper, synthetic media, PVC and several different fabric grades). Due to the varying surface make-up of each the same file can produce a different result on each substrate. To guarantee the correct colour, you must provide us with the colours to match to


All files are to be set up using CMYK.
Posters 300dpi at printsize
Rollups 150 dpi at printsize (Expand a Sign templates must be followed for roll ups)
Billboards 80 dpi at printsize

Getting the file ‘print ready’

Charges will occur for any design work required for the following:
Colour matching
Colour Proofs
File set up
Downloads over 50MB
Alterations to artwork already supplied are charged at $120 + GST per hour. Prior approval will be obtained before carrying out any changes.
We do not charge for jpeg proofs

File Submission

For artwork files less than 6MB, email to your Account Manager
USB or CD – send to 151 Lake Road, Rotorua
Online – send files via Expand a Sign’s dropbox account. For access email