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What file types/formats/sizes can you work with?

Help - Artwork and Design

July 20, 2016

We can work with just about anything you can throw at us. Our extensive experience in graphic design and enlargement means that we have the skills and tools necessary to allow us to take just about any image you've got and make it work on a drumhead.

That said, these guidelines will give you our preferred artwork specifications based on your order type.  The closer you can come to these specs, the more likely that your GrilleGraphics.com custom bass grille graphic will be exactly what you want.

CabCreator Orders - Upload Your Own Image:

The CabCreator allows you to use .jpg, .png or .gif images.

If your artwork does not meet our suggested type or size requirements, don't worry, we can still help.  You can always simply choose your head specs, upload your design and leave the work to us.

Leave it to us Orders:

Because every file is manually handled when you leave the work to us, this is a *much* more flexible ordering option.  We have the tools in place to accept just about any artwork format that you have. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Raster File Formats:
    • .psd (Photoshop Document)
    • .tif (Tagged Image File Format)
    • .jpg (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
    • .gif (Graphics Interchange Format)
    • .pdf (Portable Document Format
    • .bmp (Bitmap)
    • etc.
  • Vector File Formats:
    • .ai (Adobe Illustrator)
    • .pdf (Portable Document Format
    • .eps (Encapsulated PostScript)
    • .ps (PostScript)
    • .svg (Scalable Vector Graphics)
    • .cdr (CorelDRAW!)
    • etc.
  • Other File Formats:
    • While we *may* be able to work with them, artwork created in word processing, page layout and presentation software like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft PowerPoint is generally not the best option for creating a custom bass drumhead design.  That said, you're welcome and encouraged to send us your file through our Artwork Evaluation Form and we can let you know for sure.

Raster Art:

When at all possible, raster images should NOT be resized upward (enlarged). This means that you should provide us with your file at 300 dpi at full size or 600 dpi at half size. We understand, however, that this is not always possible. When it isn't we'll do whatever we can to work with what you send us, but the degree to which your file deviates from these specs will contribute to quality loss and "pixellation."

In other words, we can generally work with the 2" 72 DPI image you use on your Website, but you shouldn't expect the same results as if you provided us with a 600 DPI full-size original. The less the original quality of a raster image, the more extreme our attempts need to be to fix it.

Vector Art:

Vector Art should be sent to us in pretty much whatever format you have. Since they're easily resizable, vector graphics are HIGHLY recommended wherever possible.

What's the difference between Raster and Vector art? See here.

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