Graphic Guidelines

Walker Companies Artwork Guidelines

Display art should be created in full size - no bleeds unless specified.

Acceptable File Formats

  • Illustrator CS4 or below (preferred)
  • Photoshop CS4 or below (preferred)
  • InDesign CS4 or below
  • Quark 6.0 or below

Photoshop and Illustrator files are preferred, as they are more suitable applications for large format printing.  When sending files, please be sure to include all support art (fonts, linked images, etc.)

Plese note the Illustrator special effects such as glows, transparencies, or drop shadows are not recommended.  These effects sometimes have unpredictable results when printing in our system.  Photoshop is preferred when using these special effects.

Font Specifications

Fonts must be converted to outlines.  If they are not, please provide Macintosh or TruType fonts.

Color Specifications

  • All files are printed as CMYK format.  Please send files with a CMYK build.  Please provide a pdf layout or hard copy proof of the files to be printed.
  • If Pantone colors need to be matched, please specify on your order or hard copy proof.  All critical Pantone colors need to be called out in the file as Coated or Uncoated swatches.
  • If color matching is required for Photoshop files, please provide a layered file.
  • Orders without indication of Pantone colors, supplied proofs or requested hard copy proofs, are NOT guaranteed for color.


All files (either print files or linked files) must be at 100-120 pixels per inch at 100% of size.

Vinyl Cut Graphics

All of the artwork must be set-up as vector files with fonts converted to outlines. No gradients are accepted for cut vinyl.  Please assign Pantone colors for matching. Exact matches in vinyl are almost impossible.

Submitting Artwork Files

Files are accepted by email (up to 7MB), Dropbox, DVD and CD.  Call for Dropbox Invitation.

Exact size and bleed specifications are unique to each product, and many templates are available.  Call to receive exact specifications or a template.