Graphic Centre Frequently Asked Questions

Art, Proofs & Colors

Do you have a Pantone number or CMYK color code already? If yes, great – that’s all we’ll need to know! If you need to choose a color or match something previously printed, please call and speak to one of our designers (985) 626-1642 or 1-800-783-1642.

No. Choose one color or 100; the colors of all digitally printed products are limited only by your imagination!

In most cases, Graphic Centre Signs will not print a sample unless there is a unique circumstance. If you have a special need to see a sample print, please call one of our customer service representatives at (985) 626-1642 or 1-800-783-1642.

Unless you have been notified that your design requires a special fee as indicated above, you are allowed 3 edits to a proof before any design fees are incurred.

No. A digital proof backlit by your computer monitor/smartphone screen can never match the color/saturation of a physical, printed piece. By placing an order with Graphic Centre Signs, you agree to these and other printing limitations.

Graphic Centre Signs is not responsible for color variations between digital files and the final print. We HIGHLY recommend choosing your color in person from a swatch that has been printed from our printer. A sample can be mailed to you if needed. (This isn’t necessary for screen printed signs or companies/persons with whom we already have printing standards established.)

We do not charge a set-up or art fee in most cases.

Under certain circumstances, such as excessive edits, logo creation, heavy photograph editing, etc., a special design fee may be incurred. We will notify you of any additional fees in advance of proceeding with production.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Please send full size (do not crop), print-ready, high resolution jpg (or png if the background is removed and transparent) photo files at minimum 300dpi.

We will notify you if your photograph is not acceptable for print.

 

LOGOS/GRAPHICS: We accept print-ready vector files in an ai or eps format. If you do not have your artwork in one of these file formats, please contact the graphic designer that created your logo. If that’s not possible, please send the largest, highest quality file that you do have and we will contact you if it’s not acceptable for print.

Yes. By submitting a photo, logo or graphic to Graphic Centre Signs, you certify that you are legally authorized to do so and Graphic Centre Signs is not liable for any suit, claim or demand arising from your reproduction or use of this material.

FOR REAL ESTATE SIGNS: Please note that, in addition to the rules set by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, some companies have Brand Identity Graphic Standards. We work closely with local brokers to ensure that our standard templates are in compliance with both the law and brand standards, however Graphic Centre Signs cannot be responsible for assuring compliance with the ever-changing rules of the LREC, nor the Brand Standards of real estate companies. It is the agent’s responsibility to ensure the correct signs are ordered and all proofs are in compliance with Brand and LREC requirements.

Also, any changes made to existing templates, however small, may result in your sign violating local law or brand identity standards. We suggest speaking with your broker before requesting changes to your real estate signs, and sharing the sign proof with your broker before giving Graphic Centre Signs print approval.

Graphic Centre Signs is not liable for any fines, suit, claim or demand arising from signage that may violate local laws or brand identity standards.

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