Sew What? Digital File Preparation Guidelines

Also available as a printer ready PDF File

Please prepare your files according to the following guidelines.
Failure to do so may result in additional art charges (see below)

Preferred File Format: Your artwork should be saved as an EPS or a PSD file. Doing so will ensure trouble free processing of your file and assist in making it possible for us to meet your quality and delivery requirements.


Our digital printing equipment is PC Based (We do not work with Mac Files)

We work in the following programs only: Illustrator 10, Photoshop 7.

[If you are having problems saving in Illustrator – when you are saving change PREVIEW to NONE and UNCHECK “INCLUDE DOCUMENT THUMBNAIL”]

Please provide PC files that meet the requirements as mentioned below.

* BLACK should be in four colors C:75, M:68, Y:67, K:90.

* All files should be in CMYK color mode.

* All files should be in layers.

* Any color preferences or concerns; please provide PMS colors for any Logos or Backgrounds and if possible please send an approved physical color PROOF for color matching.

Vector art : Should be delivered as an EPS or AI file. Please convert all text to outlines. That way, you won’t have to worry about whether or not we have your fonts. If possible, choose to include all placed artwork in the file;otherwise, make sure to include the placed art on your disk.

Bitmap art : Should be delivered as a TIFF file.

JPEG : We prefer not to use jpeg files as the output is generally of poor quality

PSD : File should be delivered so that final output will be at least 72dpi.

FILE Delivery
Files may be delivered in Floppy, ZIP disk, CD, DVD, email or upload to our ftp site. Please call to get a password if ftp is your preferred method. Ph: (310) 639-6000

Art Charges:
We offer graphic and art services to assist in preparing (or repairing) your file. Such services are billed at $150.00 per hour with a 1 hour minimum. Please request these services in advance to ensure timely delivery of you order.

Note: By submitting artwork you are accepting responsibility for reproduction of any copyrighted material. All Permissions for any reproduction must be obtained from the copyright owner and are the responsibility of the client. Sew What? Inc accepts no responsibility for legal challenges based on claims of copyright infringement. By submitting files for reproduction you accept full legal and financial responsibility for any such challenges.

Download our print ready PDF File Prep Sheet.

Whether it’s a stage backdrop for your theater, concert or exhibit booth display, Sew What? Inc. offers all clients the same professional products, excellent customer service and fast turnaround to meet your deadlines.

We welcome any questions about your own stage backdrop needs – just email us or call us at the number below!