How To Supply Shaped Large Format & Drilled Signage Files
This file supply guide applies to the following products.
- Cut-out Figures
- Shaped / Drilled Foamex Boards & Signs
- Shaped / Drilled Dibond Boards & Signs
- Shaped / Drilled Correx Boards & Signs
- Shaped Window Graphics / Decals
- Shaped 'Flat Wall' Vinyl Stickers
- Shaped 'Brick Wall' Vinyl Stickers
- Shaped Floor Vinyl Stickers
- Selfie Frames
Ask us for a template before starting your design.
1) No Print Bleed
The 15mm bleed on these products is a non-print area for the registration marks used by the machine to align the cut. This will be displayed by red rectangles within the finishing layer.
2) Node/Anchor Point Limits
|Product||Max Node Complexity per file|
|Shaped Vinyls (Decals)||40|
|Selfie Frames|| |
|Cut-out Lettering||30 characters|
3) Solid shape cut paths
Ensure any die cut paths are solid shapes including at the trim edge where there are straight edges. A solid shape is a "compound path", this means that it's a closed shape with no open ends. This includes straight edges as there is no guillotining on these products.
4) Cutter guide set up
Your shape needs to be set in a 2pt stroke line using the DIE-CUT FORME swatch (C:37, M:0, Y:83, K:0) that is available within the template. Your line also needs to be set to overprint. Note point 3 above about the shape having to be a complete shape, including any straight edges.
The pink circles in the example above are only used to indicate an InDesign Anchor Point.
5) Drill holes
If required, drill holes need to be specified with a solid DIE-CUT FORME circles. A 5mm diameter hole is the minimum.