Board Specifications & Templates

Please read carefully. Your attention to these guidelines will ensure smooth and successful production.

Files for PRINTED (vinyl) billboards should be created at 1″=1′ scale @ 150 pixels per inch.  (Ex: a 14’x48′ billboard would be 14″x48″).  Click here for templates.

Files for DIGITAL billboards should be created at the correct pixel dimensions (scroll down for a list of locations & their sizes).  Click here for templates.

Acceptable Formats

IMAGE FILES
  • High-resolution .JPG, .TIF, .PDF
PHOTOSHOP
  • Please flatten art unless adjustments are needed
ILLUSTRATOR
  • Outline fonts and save as .PDF
INDESIGN
  • (Not preferred). Outline fonts & export as .PDF

Have a file in a format not listed? Please contact us. We’ll do our best to work with what you have.

 

Common Problems and How You Can Avoid Them

  1. No layout supplied with job.
  2. Images for print are low-resolution or RGB. Print images should be at 1″ = 1′ scale @ 150 dpi, supplied in CMYK mode.
  3. Layouts are out of proportion. Double check your measurements.
  4. Bleed is not included for print files. Include 1/4″ bleed on each side of your file at 1″ scale.
  5. Artwork too close to edges. Include 1/4″ “safe area” on each side of your file at 1″ scale.
  6. If you would like us to make adjustments to your art, include any fonts that are not outlined or rasterized in your file.