For further help on file prep, read our entire Photoshop tutorial.
File Formats: We recommend saving your image in either TIFF or Photoshop format, but will accept JPEG's and PDF's (for Quark documents), as well as most other common file types.
If you have done your own color correcting in photoshop, please do so using adjustment layers, if you don't know what those are, please contact us. If you have any layers that contain separate images (i.e. for a composite image) or you have adjustment layers, DO NOT FLATTEN OR MERGE YOUR LAYERS!! Please!
We may need to do adustments on your layered images, or back-track to your original file: if you do adjustments and save them in a flattened form, we cannot retrieve the information you discarded.
If there are layers, save as a Photoshop document, not as a TIFF. Saving it as a TIFF will add 100% of the file size for each layer (essentially creating a separate TIFF file for each layer).
Color Space: We prefer RGB color mode rather than CMYK and you will get a better print, but we will accept CMYK files.
Resolution: Images being printed about 16" x 20" or smaller should have a resolution of about 360 pixels per inch (ppi). Any resolution higher than 360 ppi is unnecessary. Images between 16" x 20" and 30" x 40" should have a resolution of about 250 ppi. Images larger than 30" x 40" will receive little benefit from a resolution higher than 200 pixels per inch. The lowest acceptable resolution is 180 ppi.
This is very important! Please read thoroughly to understand, and contact us if you have questions.
Internet Delivery: We will accept files up to 10 Mb (JPEG or TIFF with LZW compression) via e-mail and any file size via FTP (instructions HERE).
Disk Delivery: If you mail us your digital files, we recommend writing your digital image files to a CD-R or DVD. If you would like to send us your job on disk, visit our contact page for our mailing address.
We accept Visa, Discover AMEX and Master Card, we will also ship COD with a $15 service fee added to the total. We also accept money orders and checks (personal or business) from established accounts.
Mail: BAE c/o MasterLab, 5209 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84107