File Preparation and Upload
How to Prepare the Digital File
Click below to upload your digital art files to CaliColor.
You will receive an email confirmation once we have downloaded your files.
This service is complimentary for our customers. Max. file size: 20GB.
Start with a high resolution scan.
- All images, regardless of size, should be scanned at 300 ppi (pixels per inch) at final print size. If your file is from a digital camera or is scanned at a lower resolution please do not resize the image in your photo editing program. Please contact us to determine the approximate size your photo can be printed.
Check your scan for quality.
- Dust, Spot Check, Retouch, Edit, Crop, Adjust, and Size your scanned or digital camera file to the final print size. CaliColor will check the file you send prior to printing. If we detect a problem, we will contact you before proceeding. Please contact us if you require professional photo editing services.
Determine the final print size required, including border.
- Printed images are trimmed to size. If you require borders around the finished print please size your file with the border space included. We offer a 1/2″ white border at no additional charge.
Save your file in high resolution.
- Save the file as an uncompressed flattened TIFF or JPG. For optimum printing results, please include your working space when you save your file. (I.e. Adobe 1998, sRGB, Color Match)
Send us your file.
- Choose our complimentary file upload service or bring your image to the shop on a CD or USB drive.
If you have any questions about how to prepare your file, please give us a call!