Billboard Design Specificatons

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Outdoor advertising design is perhaps the hardest medium to design. The person you are trying to reach is flying by your message at over 65mph. They're not going to stop thier car and pull over to the side of the road to read your billboard. You’ve got about 4 seconds to get your point across. A lot of people ignore the basic rules and try and put too much copy on a billboard.

The best billboards are the ones that look as if they are the easiest to make. Keep in mind 7 words or less! In order for us to help you come up with the most effective design we have devised a check list below. This will help our artists achieve exactly what it is you are looking for and will save time in the installation process of your billboard.

Artwork Specifications - Static Vinyl Billboards

Board Size: 12'x24' (All Vinyl)

Preferred File Types:
.CDR – Coral Draw X3 or lower
.EPS – Vector file
.AI –Adobe Illustrator CS2 or lower
.JPG, .PSD, .TIFF
Sizing: All art must be to scale: ¼” = 1’ For example: A 14’x48’ at ¼” scale = 3.5”x12" actual size 10’x30’ at ¼” scale = 2.5”x7.5" actual size
Resolution: 300dpi or higher
Color: CMYK color format
* PMS colors must be provide to ensure correct color output

Artwork Specifications - Mobil Vinyl Billboards

Board Size: Coming Soon!

Artwork Specifications - Digital (LED) Billboards

Board Size: Coming Soon!

Sending Files

If the file is smaller that 10 megabytes you can e-mail it -please email it to Lance@EmmittSigns.com. If larger then 10 megabytes please use a free delivery FTP site such as www.senduit.com or www.wetransfer.com. Upload your file and send us a link.

Important Notes:
Web graphics are 72dpi and are not high enough resolution for large scale graphics. Some web sites offer high resolution images for download. This is acceptable only if the file size is 300dpi or higher. To insure that there are no typographical problems, PLEASE CONVERT ALL TYPE TO PATHS in your final artwork. The viewing size is the same as the actual billboard size. Bleeds are not required. If you have any questions please contact us.