The quickest way to send us large files up to 2 GB is to use our File Upload form. Please click the "Begin Upload" button to send your trade show booth graphic files to the Godfrey Group. Upload .AI or .PSD files to customize your displays. If you have not contacted a project manager to start your project yet, do not use this tool.Begin Upload
COLOR MATCH is an added service that we offer to get as close as we possibly can, with specific Pantone colors. We often recommend using Pantone in all artwork. Our optional color-matching service is typically used for company branding purposes where Pantone colors have been specified.
Keep in mind that many Pantone colors can't be 100% matched using our CMYK Inkjet printers. However, we will do our best to match them as close as possible within the limits of our printers. The added service is more labor intensive and can add 1-2 days to your timeline. This is $45 per Pantone color, per item, if you wish to get the art as close to the actual Pantone colors. Otherwise, the CMYK printer will automatically convert the Pantone colors into CMYK. Backlit items cannot be color matched.
If using CMYK, Slight color variance is normal and may vary accordingly to your monitor brand and calibration.
You also have the option to purchase a scaled down (or print size section) hard color proof of your artwork for $65 (does not include color-matching service).
If your graphics are viewed from 6-10 feet, image resolution clarity may not be as important as the clarity of your text. To test your graphic at a distance, size your graphic to actual print size at 85-150 PPI, then view at 100% on your monitor (Tip: show rulers in Adobe applications and adjust view size until the the rulers are displayed at true size). Stand at a distance that you feel may be similar to how your display may be commonly viewed at an event. If it meets your preferences and quality standards, it is ready to send to us.
* If the graphics you are designing are scaled down you will have to zoom in closer. ex. 1/2 scale view at 200% on your monitor, 1/4 scale view at 400%...
An image can only be enlarged so much before it distorts or pixilates. There is no definitive guideline here because many variables contribute to why an image may not be suitable (Resolution, file size, dimension size, how file was created, etc). You will need to play with your graphics to determine what works for you and your design.
Image Resolution: (PPI = Pixels Per Inch)
Our maximum resolution for large format printing is 150 dpi. Our recommended minimum is 85 dpi.
The sheer number of files we receive coupled with the enormous size of the files we receive every day is simply too much for any network to handle and would require more bandwidth than is reasonable. This is why we only use the File Transfer utility mentioned above in emergency situations in which an overnight disk is not an option. Please contact your account rep if you find yourself in this situation.
Yes. You will receive pdf proofs that will be emailed to you by the artist assigned to your project when your layout is ready to print. We will not print your graphics until we have received approval from you via email or phone call. If you purchased a Print Proof, your account rep will send it to you personally.
A vector file is a digital image that is created using geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons, which are all based upon mathematical equations to represent an image. This type of file, being not based upon a finite number of pixels like a raster image, is resolution independent and is scalable to any size without loss of clarity. Common file extensions are .eps and .ai. Common design programs for working with vector files are Adobe Illustrator, Freehand and CorelDraw.
A raster file is a digital image created from a generally rectangular grid of pixels. Common file extensions are .tif, .psd, and .jpeg. There are many attributes that may define a raster graphic, such as color mode and bit depth; however the most important for our purposes are the relationship between the image's actual size in inches and the resolution of the image in dots per inch (dpi).
Our optimal printing resolution on an average is 100dpi. So, for your 24" wide x 36" high graphic to print with optimal clarity, your raster image should be 24" wide x 36" high at 100dpi.
Let’s say you have an image that is 8" wide x 12" high at 300 dpi. Will it work for printing a 24" wide x 36" high graphic? Sure, because the file's resolution or dpi is 3 times larger than our printing resolution. This will allow us to use these extra pixels to scale the image up to 3 times its size, which will in turn resample the images resolution to our recommend printing resolution of 100 dpi.
View some examples of our custom designs organized by size. These designs can act as a starting point to determine layouts and features that appeal to you. We can then take those elements and create custom renderings with your logo, colors, and graphics to develop a trade show exhibit tailored to your exact specifications.View Gallery