TAPCO takes pride in the professional production of custom signs! Send us your artwork or let us help you create your one-of-a-kind sign. If you submit artwork, we are happy to determine if your files are production ready, free of charge. If you require additional artwork to be created for production, we are able to create it with an additional fee.
Simply supply us with the sign requirements (reflectivity, colors, quantities, etc.) and we can create your design for you, or send us the artwork you'd like to use, and we can determine the cost of production.
In order to ensure the highest quality, we require that art be sent to us in the following formats with native extensions: ".ai," ".eps" or a true-vector ".pdf".
* Artwork needs to be true-vector and not just a raster image embedded in the file.
Why vectors? Vectors can be scaled up or down without any loss of quality. Raster images are composed of connected dots (pixels) and vectors are images composed of connected lines. Each pixel is a tiny square, whereas vector images are defined by math, not pixels (see example to the right)
If the original source file is unavailable, not production ready or you are starting with a concept/sketch, let our in-house design team mock up your custom sign for you. This service will incur a separate, custom design (or re-creation) charge: which will be quoted after the initial review of the project, but prior to production.
An art proof of your custom design will be ready for you to review and make any necessary changes as needed.
Once the majority of your design is finalized, TAPCO will offer complimentary minor edits as needed which may involve strokes (line widths), word changes and/or colors. Adding new graphics after initial approval may incur additional design fees.
To ensure you are happy with the result, we will send you a proof to approve before fabrication begins. Changes may be made at this time, but may also be subject to additional fees – as additional work may be needed.