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Resources

Resources

1) 13oz Outdoor Matte Banner 16′ x 150′

Purpose: Specifically intended for outdoor use, can also be used indoors. Waterproof & durable. This material is typically used for billboards, building wraps, banners, event flags, trade show signage, parades, etc. Depending on size and other production variables your banner may be produced in multiple pieces that are seamed together. This production variable is to our discretion.

Bleed: no bleed, no crops – make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering. We suggest you keep any important text / artwork 2 inches inward from the edge of your artwork as to avoid any elements being cut off / hemmed over.

 

2) 6mil Outdoor Bumper Sticker

Purpose: Not just for car bumpers anymore, Bumper Stickers are a great way to advertise or communicate your message. These stickers can be creatively applied to any smooth, clean surface, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Our Bumper Stickers are printed on the front of white vinyl with permanent adhesive backing, attached to an unscored release liner. They are very durable and are not meant to be removed after application. If removal is attempted, they may peel off unevenly leaving an unwanted result. We do not recommend you adhere this product to any item you will want to remove it from at a later time.

Bleed: Ensure you have that you do not add crops.

 

3) .030 mil heavy-duty car magnets

Magnets with a variety of uses. Best suited for car door signage. It is highly recommended testing a sample of our car door magnet on the specific vehicle you will be using the car door magnets with, as some cars have aluminum doors and magnets will not stick. These magnets can also serve as temporary signage for construction sites or other quickly changing work environments. Printed with the same UV ink technology as our outdoor banners and coroplast yard signs for long lasting outdoor use. Not intended for small text size or borders.

Bleed: ensure you have .5″ on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

 

4) Window Vinyl Perforate

Perforated window film is designed for production of see through graphics for windows. Open area is approximately 30% with a hole size of .060 inches (1.5 mm). Recommended for use on flat vehicle windows or retail store windows. In use this product is applied to the exterior glass surface, which must be clean to assure adequate product bond. Do not use solvent or ammonia-based glass cleaners for cleaning. The user of this product is responsible for complying with any applicable vehicle code regulations.

Bleed: ensure you have 0.5″ on all sides of your artwork for a 1″ total.

 

5) Rigid Coroplast Signs

Purpose: 4mm thickness coroplast signs are typically used for Yard or Parking signs (e.g. Real Estate, Election, Reserved For, etc.) Depending on it’s use – (with the exception of a 4″x8″ sign) material will have to be oriented appropriately to ensure the flutes are vertical, in the case of utilizing an H-stake with the sign. H-stake is best used on a soft ground environment (dirt/soil/grass, etc.) This product once printed, may show a linear effect due to its’ corrugated flute structure. Rigid coroplast signs may be up 3/16” short longer than ordered size. Ink is UV Cured (dried).

Bleed: ensure you have .5″ on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

 

6) Foam Core Boards 3/16”

Purpose: Best for 1 time use – it’s a delicate material – but if taken care of – can last longer, but does tend to wilt / bend Multi-Use material – depending on it’s need or use – typical for placing on easels for presentations, etc. Not waterproof.

Bleed: ensure you have .5″ on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

 

7) 9oz Mesh Banner

Purpose: This material is a light weight mesh, and allows 37% air-flow, making it ideal for windy, outdoor environments. This material is delivered without a backer, and is ready to install. Depending on size and other production variables your banner may be produced in multiple pieces that are seamed together. This production variable is to our discretion.

Bleed: no bleed, no crops – make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering. We suggest you keep any important text / artwork 2 inches inward from the edge of your artwork as to avoid any elements being cut off / hemmed over.

 

 

FAQs

What type of files can I send?

We recommend saving as a .PDF. You may also send the file in the following types: jpg, pdf, eps, psd, psb, and ai. We prefer that you send .PDF with embedded or outlined fonts. .PDF’s are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. Remember to flatten your files before uploading.

If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job.

 

What resolution should my file be?

Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around.

 

How should I set up my bleed?

Bleed must extend past the cut-line and will be trimmed from the product during the final cutting phase. When the image is required to extend all the way to the edge, bleed is needed to preserve the finished look and the quality of the final product.

 

Should I send a proof or sample file?

When sending artwork, do not send extra files, like proofs or samples, because they might get printed. Only send the files you need printed. We are not responsible for these kinds of files being printed. Unless requested by one of our employees, DO NOT send files that you do not want printed.

 

Can I submit a front and back in the same file?

No. We are now specifically set up to process one side at a time, and this requires that each side of a job must be on a separate file. Not separating files will cause delays and you might have to send the files again. Remember to separate the pages of your .pdf files as well.

 

Does National Printing ship to PO Box addresses?

No. Our shipping service, FedEx or UPS, will not ship to PO Box addresses and therefore, we cannot ship to a PO Box.

 

Does National Printing offer split shipments for the same order?

You cannot ship one order to two different places. For example, job number B55555-001 and B55555-002 will get a shipping address each but job number B55555-001 cannot ship to two different places.

 

What type of shipping services does National Printing use?

US shipments – FedEx or UPS

 

Can I use my own shipping account?

Unfortunately at this time, we do not offer that option. All orders must be shipped out using our shipping account.

 

Does National Printing provide shrink wrapping?

We do not provide shrink wrapping as a service.

 

Why was I charged a UPS Address Validation fee?

If the address supplied is not valid/complete, UPS will make every reasonable effort to find the correct address and deliver the shipment. An additional address correction fee of $15 will be charged for this service. Please ensure that your address is up-to-date and includes ALL the necessary information such as the correct Street address, APT/Suite/Other number, City, State and Zip Code.

 

Artwork Notice: Please verify that all information is correct as no changes can be made after final approval is given.Please note that we will match defined colors as closely as possible, 100% reproduction is not possible.

Colors displayed on your computer or phone screen are not always accurate depictions of finished product.

No complaints based on color output, grammatical, spelling, or erroneous information will be accepted once you give final approval.

– The bleed for Standard Products is 0.125″.

If ordering at 24 inch by 18 inch, your file size should be at 24 inches by 18 inches.