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What's the best format for a sign maker to receive?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by tenclaw, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. tenclaw

    tenclaw New Member

    As the title suggests,

    I am working on a sign design project and am wondering how is best to create/format the design to be sent to a sign makers.

    The sign is a raised lettered sign.

    I am currently working in illustrator to design this.

    Any help or links to help would be greatly received.

  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Can't you just ask the sign maker what they require?
  3. tenclaw

    tenclaw New Member

    Im designing for a client and he is geting the sign printed, do you recomend just ringing a sign makers and asking them? That does make sence to be fair.

  4. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah I would phone the sign maker they are going to use as different sign makers may have different requirements, phoning and asking just saves you doing things twice :icon_smile:
  5. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    Last sign I did with raised lettering (about 12 months ago), the sign writer wanted an expolded diagram of how the sign would layer up, a vector file for each layer of the sign, a vector file of the vinyl layers to be applied to the top layer of the sign and a drawing of the completed sign face on.

  6. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    What the Boss said.

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