GrilleGraphics.com's CabCreator accepts .jpg, .png, .bmp and .gif file formats and file sizes up to 10 MB OR 3300 x 3300 pixels in size.
Portable Network Graphic (.png) files are ideal because, unlike .jpg files, they use a lossless compression algorhythm and they gracefully handle tansparency and gradiation. However, the CabCreator does NOT accommodate .png file transparency. JPGs are also fine, but the more compression used, the more artifacts will result. If making your own .jpg, use the least possible compression when saving (quality setting of 75 to 100 is best).
Ideal size depends on your head size and are listed below:
|18"||1800 x 1800 pixels|
|20"||2000 x 2000 pixels|
|22"||2200 x 2200 pixels|
|24"||2400 x 2400 pixels|
|26"||2600 x 2600 pixels|
|28"||2800 x 2800 pixels|
|30"||3000 x 3000 pixels|
The system can handle images larger or smaller than these suggested sizes, but your ability to enlarge or reduce their size on the grille graphic will be proportionately related to these sizes. For example - if you upload an extremely small image, you will not be able to enlarge it to fill the grille graphic. Conversely, if you upload an extremely large file, you may not be able to reduce it enough within the system to fit it to the grille graphic.
In these cases, we recommend that you leave it to the experts and work with us directly. Our "Leave it to us" order process is the same one we've used since the beginning. Simply place your order, upload your artwork and we'll take care of the rest! Sweet.
Please keep in mind that while images may easily be reduced in size without a loss of quality, it is very difficult to ENLARGE an image without a significant amount of blurring and/or pixilation. That said, we have both the tools and the experience necessary to enlarge images with the least possible amount of image degradation, and we're willing to help. If you need to enlarge your existing artwork to meet these specs, the better choice would be to select our "Leave it to the experts" order option.
You may also wish to send us your design via our artwork evaluation process so we can have a look before you order.
Still have questions? Contact us!