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1. What are Prime Sign’s Art Guidelines?
Preferred Programs
Adobe Illustrator - CS or newer

Accepted Programs
o Adobe Illustrator
o Quark XPress - 7.0 or newer
o CorelDRAW - 11.0 - Export file as .ai - Send all support files - Keep colors as spot - Export text as curves
o InDesign - CS or newer
o FreeHand - 10.0 or newer

Convert text to paths, curves or outlines (vector art). If this is not possible, send in both screen and printer Type 1 fonts used. List all font names. We have the complete Adobe font library.

Support Files
o EPS - Illustrator: Save as Illustrator EPS. FreeHand: Save as editable EPS. Quark Xpress: Save page as EPS.
o TIFF - PhotoShop: Save as 300 dpi grayscale at actual size. Bitmap Raster Image: 1200 dpi at finished imprint size.
o PDF - File must contain: vector art, high resolution (300 dpi) grayscale images at finished imprint size for halftones and postscript fonts.

Accepted File Storage
o Macintosh formatted - 3.5" Diskettes. Iomega ZIP drives, 100 mb, 250 mb or 750 mb. CD ROM, DVD, Jaz 1gb or 2gb.
o PC formatted - 3.5" Diskettes. Iomega ZIP drives, 100 mb, 250 mb or 750 mb. CD ROM, DVD, Jaz 1gb or 2gb.

Please specify Pantone® color number or Prime standard color number on artwork.

Helpful Tips
We accept email art attachments. Please identify your name, purchase order number, file type, and number of files. If art is sent for a quote also include the material, size, quantity, colors and number of colors.

2. Can Prime Signs help me with my artwork?
Yes! We are happy to help you with your artwork. You can visit our self design center to get an idea for your materials or call us directly to explain what you are looking for. We can be reached at 877-799-PRIME.

3. What makes a ‘Great’ yard sign design?
It’s easy to forget the basics when designing signs. People on average will spend two to six seconds looking at your sign, depending on whether they are in the car or on foot.

When designing your sign, focus on the aspects that you want voters to remember after they see your sign. Generally, the goal is to increase your name identification and secondarily, deliver your message.

Keep in mind visibility, readability and legibility when designing your sign.

4. I am on a limited budget for my campaign. Is it worth it to buy signs?
Signs give you more for your money. A highly noticed sign sends your message to more people per dollar than any other advertising medium.

5. How can I design my own sign?
Designing your own sign, bumper stickers and lapel stickers, is easy to do with our new self design center. You can upload your photo, use a template that is ready to go, or start your design from scratch. Visit our self design center .

6. For my bumper stickers, lapel stickers, and yard signs, what are my color options from Prime Signs?
We have 32 standard colors for you to choose from. You can view the color chart here. However, if you would like a specific color match, we can do that to, just let us know what the PMS color match is or send us a sample color to match exactly.

7. Do the yard sign prices include stakes?
Our most popular, patented double sided pre-glued yard sign price includes the stake as does our economical bag signs. Coroplast/Corrugated yard and board signs do not include the stakes in the pricing.

8. What type of Payment does Prime Signs accept?
Prime Signs accepts checks, money orders, and credit cards. Currently we take MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. If you would like to use your credit card with us we will need you to download and fill out this form.
We are a Union Shop. Union Bug is included unless otherwise specified.