File Setup Guidelines

Keystone Displays accepts Adobe Design Software (PC or MAC format) CS5 or lower. Review details below for submitting your native Adobe Illustrator (.ai), Photoshop (.psd) or InDesign (.indd) files for production.

note: We cannot print files from QuarkXPress, Macromedia FreeHand, Corel Draw or any Microsoft Office programs. Files submitted in those formats will require additional preflight time.

Click below to download a quick refeerence guide PDF for setting up and submitting artwork

things to Keep in Mind


Using Adobe Illustrator
  • FILE FORMAT: Submit as native .ai file & include a .PDF for visual reference
  • SETUP: At final/full size
  • COLOR: CMYK & Pantone Coated
  • IMAGES: Must be linked, do not embed. Submit all linked files. View at 100% for image output quality.
  • RESOLUTION: 120dpi at final size
  • FONTS: Convert to outlines
  • EFFECTS: Are problematic. Do not use. Must use Photoshop to create raster effects (i.e. drop shadows, transparencies, glows, etc.)
Using Adobe Photoshop
  • FILE FORMAT: Submit as native layered .psd file & include a .PDF for visual reference
  • SETUP: At final/full size
  • COLOR: CMYK & Pantone Coated
  • IMAGES: View at 100% for image output quality
  • RESOLUTION: 120dpi at final size
  • FONTS: Rasterize layer
  • LOGOS/VECTORED ELEMENTS: Import as Smart Objects
Using Adobe InDesign
  • FILE FORMAT: Submit as native .indd file & include a .PDF for visual reference
  • SETUP: At final/full size
  • COLOR: CMYK & Pantone Coated
  • IMAGES: Must be linked, do not embed. Submit all linked files. View at 100% for image output quality.
  • RESOLUTION: 120dpi at final size
  • FONTS: Convert to outlines
  • EFFECTS: Are problematic. Do not use. Must use Photoshop to create raster effects (i.e. drop shadows, transparencies, glows, etc.)

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