Signage Artwork Specifications

Signage Artwork Specifications


.pdf / .eps / .jpg

All sign files to be supplied in CMYK, not RGB.

Sign files to be scaled at 100% or clearly indicated if not.

Appropriate bleed and crop marks must be added.


Sign files to be supplied as vector or at 300dpi minimum.

Images to be supplied at 300dpi minimum.

Colour Matching

If colour matching for your sign is required please provide:

– a Pantone colour value or,

– a physical colour sample

Colour matching will not be undertaken unless requested.

Hard colour proofs are available at an additional cost.

Signage Font/Text

All sign fonts must be converted to outlines (paths/curves) or fonts must be supplied.

All text for sign layouts must be supplied as an MS Word document or editable .pdf, anything hand written will not be accepted.

Any text in any language other than English must be provided as an MS Word document, editable .pdf or vector file otherwise an additional cost will be incurred.


Note: If sign files are supplied by the client we can take no responsibility for errors within.

This includes incorrect fonts, spelling errors from provided text documents, low resolution images and incorrect colour matching if no colour matching information has been provided.

Clients will be responsible for all costs associated with reprinting / manufacture from sign files supplied as incorrect.

Platinum Signs matches colour on our signs with great care but for certain Pantone colours a perfect match is not always achievable. However, we strive to give you the best colour match possible for your signs. We will always supply a final proof of work prior commencing any work , which you must approve prior to us working on your signage.

It is very unlikely. The images you see on your screen when viewing web sites are normally only 72DPI at their screen size. This makes them too small to use in any form of printing. The results will be very poor. Work with our design team to find better images for your signage.

All sign files need to be supplied in CMYK, not RGB. Please contact our design team for support.

No, unforunately not. Unless your monitor has been professionally calibrated, then colors are unlikely to be the same once printed. You should always try to run a proof on a calibrated printer to check color and image balance. If colors are critical, we recommend a hard copy proof.

A common mistake is to send only a JPEG or low res file or a file that has simple been converted to PDF but is not an actual high resolution file. A logo must be a vector file, you would have to ask your design team or else speak to one of our sales team to organise the recreation of the file for you.

Design or scale up the image to the desired print dimensions and view the image at 100% on your computer monitor. This can provide you with some idea what the product will look like from an “arms length.” If the image is grainy or distorted, it is very likely the image will print the same way. Our designs are experts at how to design custom signage; let us guide you through the technical details every step of the way.

Our sign designers will help you every step of the way. We can help you transfer large files using services like or Both are free of charge file sharing websites, which are very straightforward to use. You can send files up to 10mb via email.