preparing graphics files for Exhibit Studio
preparing graphics files for Exhibit Studio

What we require

In order to avoid any delays in your project or design, we have created a specifications guide to assist you in the design / upload of your files.

Before you upload, please check that you have:

  • Used an Exhibit Studio template (PDF or Adobe Illustrator® file)
  • Embedded or linked your images in a separate folder
  • Outlined your text unless you expect to make any changes
  • Specify any Pantone® colours and swatches used in your file
  • Included any layered Photoshop® files we may need
  • Set all rasterized images to 110dpi
  • Included a flattened PDF or JPG proof of your artwork for our reference


Supported files and transfers

We accept the following file types:

  • .ai® (with included font files)
  • .eps (text as outlines)
  • .psd® (with included font files)
  • .tif (fully flattened)

We accept the following transfers:


Fonts, colours and images

When sending an editable file:

  • Please ensure all fonts are outlined (unless you expect to make any changes)
  • Supply all font families used to ensure that there are no delays or issues with your text. In such instances, please make sure all weights (100, 200, thin, heavy, etc.) or styles (regular, bold, italicized, etc.) are provided
  • If text used is from Typekit, please specify the name, weight and style (see above) used so we may upload this on our system

To be sure your colour is matched properly:

  • We print in CMYK colour mode - please make sure you design in CMYK. Files that are received in RGB may slow down project times.
  • Specify any Pantone® colours that are used in the design
  • Provide us with your Brand Standards guide for a list of corporate colours
  • To guarantee your colour is matched as accurately as possible, please provide us with a print sample such as a business card, brochure or any printed marketing material

If supplying your own images:

  • Please make sure they are at least 3MB in size
  • Your design file consists of the largest images sizes as possible
    • Usually this means that it was not saved for web use, as this will typically result in a loss of resolution
  • You provide the raw file in addition to edited photos where necessary
  • Images are provided in CMYK colour
  • You provide us with the ID numbers of any stock photos that you intend for us to download


Avoid the following formats

There may be a delay with your project if the following are used:

  • Adobe InDesign® (read our blog for why InDesign isn't a preferred format)
  • PDF

We do not accept the following file formats:

  • CorelDraw®
  • QuarkXPress®
  • Microsoft® Publisher

If your files have been prepared in any one of the formats above, please contact us to discuss options for getting your files to print.

Please use the Exhibit Studio WeTransfer upload link to send us your trade show display design or graphic files. Once we’ve received them, we’ll complete a full graphic check and send you a proof for review. If there are any concerns at all with the files, we will contact you prior to receiving a proof.


Upload your files here!