Specifications I need to follow for
a billboard I am designing and
sending to you to print?
are the maximum number of words to
put on a billboard?
standard is approx. 7-10 words or
less....if you keep it below 15 you
may be ok and still be readable.
Factors include speed of traffic,
distance from road, size of
not an artist and I've never
advertised on a billboard before,
can you do the design and layout for
us if I give you my info?
your imput. You
can send or email elements (Logos,
Photos, Info) to us and
we can put it together for you.
I've designed magazine ads with
photos at 300dpi, but have never done a
billboard. Does the resolution have
to be even higher on the layout since it is
designs are done 1/12th the size of
the actual billboard. For example a
10x40 foot billboard is actually
designed at 11x41 inches (
with bleeds ) and
with only 300dpi of resolution. This
results in a clear print viewed from
the road. If it is clear on your
layout at 11x41 inches it will be
clear on the billboard.
do I need to include the bleeds in
areas help to give some safety
margin so that the design can fit
onto the billboard structure that
may be slightly irregular in size.
I design my billboard in a program
you don't have?
it works best to use what we use.
Your program may have the ability to
export the file into
a different format like JPEG or EPS, which
we may be able to use. Otherwise we
may need to rebuild it from your
images and text.
long does it take from the time I
give you the art till the time a
billboard is up on the highway?
the contract is signed, the art is created
correctly and the final proof
most cases (except tri-visions),
artwork is sent to print within one
day of receiving a final proof
approval from you and then it's
usually up in about 10 working days.
(holidays, weather, and unforeseen
problems may delay sometimes).
want to design a billboard with big
cutouts that extend off the
billboard. Can I do this, and if so,what
is the max. size?
all billboards are legally allowed
to have extensions and some just
won't accommodate them. Before
designing anything please
contact the Sales
Rep (NOT the
art dept) to make sure this is
allowed and get an estimate of
cost to produce...generally,
top-outs and extensions are around
$25 per square foot in addition to
the billboard vinyl face. If topouts
or sideouts are allowed, the
maximum size is 3 ft of extension. keep in
mind that Diagonals and irregular
cuts out of a square are priced at
whole sq ft.