Can I send you files electronically?
Yes. You can either upload the"STUFFED (.sit) files to our FTP site FTP.AVIDDIGITAL.COM using Fetch , FUGU , or CyberDuck on your Macintosh. PC users can use your Microsoft Internet Explorer program or use Filezilla. You can also e-mail your sales representative.
How do I prepare my files?
Preferred Layout Applications:
*Tip- Use Illustrator or Quark to layout your file. Import your supporting graphics into your layout document & save this as your "Final Layout".
Apple Macintosh Format heavily preferred - If using a PC, create a ".ai" file, a ".eps" file, or build in Photoshop w/ bleed as a ".tif"
Preferred Image Editing Application:
Adobe Photoshop -used for image editing the imported images & graphics
Large-Format - Imported images should be saved & imported @ 150 dpi built to full size
Grand-Format applications require a minimum of 72 dpi @ full size
Imported images should be saved to a CMYK TIFF or PSD format
Line art built in Illustrator should first be saved as an EPS, then imported into a layout document - unless the layout program is Illustrator.
Files need to have a minimum of 1/4 inch bleed in order to avoid any finishing problems.
OUTLINE ALL FONTS... This will ensure that there won't be any font conflicts with your file. If it is not possible to outline all fonts, printer & screen fonts must be supplied with the file.
Color Proofs are required for color matching. Acceptable color proofs include Matchprints, ColorArt, Waterproofs, and proofs from other industry standard proofing devices. Avid Digital will provide a contract color proofs at an additional cost.
Does Avid Digital handle design?
Avid Digital will handle the design process for a nominal fee.
How long do your prints last?
We use pigmented inks which are rated to last 2 years+ outdoors & 5 years+ indoors.
What is your turnaround time?
Production times are based on size, quantity, and complexity. Most jobs are produced within a week from approval.
Can digital printing be competitive with screen printing?
Yes, Digital printing is very competitive to screen printing & many companies have switched completely over to digital, which allows for a greater ability to customize campaigns without multiple setup charges.
Where are you located?
Avid Digital is conveniently located in Orange County, but we service accounts nationwide.
Can Avid Digital handle large campaigns?
Table Skirts / Covers
Any Vehicle Graphic
In-Store Wall Graphics
Street Pole Banners
Backlit Signs & Menus