Instructions on Sending Artwork
to Oakwood Graphics.
Sending files in digital form:
We work in a vector format for the vast majority of our
projects. Our machines follow these precise mathematical lines to cut,
trace, slice, route, and otherwise construct our products. We can work
with files created in vector drawing programs, usually without any cleanup
on our part. These programs include: Corel, Freehand, Adobe Illustrator
and the like. Any vector program able to export an '.eps' file should
Make sure all fonts used are converted to outlines
before saving file. We work in native Corel Draw files for output, so that
is our preferred program, but these others will do as long as they are
saved in the Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) format. This avoids a
font mismatch or absence altogether on our end. Please also create art in
a scale (of any kind) if possible.
Raster formats such as GIF, BMP, TIFF, PICT, AND
JPEG require a 'cleaning up' on our part to put these pieces of art into a
vector format. Depending on resolution, size, and color depth of bitmapped
raster file sent to us, we may have to incur several hours of clean up to
get art in reproducible condition.
Sending files in hardcopy form:
We prefer to have files sent to us in digital format,
already cleaned up and ready to be reproduced as is. We can work from flat
art as well. Camera ready slicks are preferred, but we can work with
anything. Just keep in mind that we can only do so much, if we get bad
(ragged) artwork we will clean it up as best we can. It is a good idea to
send us the best artwork you can.
If sending flat artwork, do not send originals! We will
make every attempt to return any art you send to us, but we will not be
held responsible for such return.
Sending files via email:
Please email artwork to
Do not compress your files.
Sending files through
traditional mail or delivery service:
Send artwork to the following address, with an attn: Graphics
Dept. or the name of the customer service rep you are dealing with
already. Please include a brief note with your name, company information
as well as contact information.
Attn: Graphics Department
401 N. Redbud Ave
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Any questions? Please call 1-888-607-SIGN or
918-379-0993 for service.