Fiberlams Installation

Requirements

File Setup Recommendations

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Below are recommendations and tips for submitting files for printing that will yield high quality prints. The most important thing to consider is the size at which your print will be produced. For example, if you are doing graphics to cover a 6 foot board then you need to make sure that your design has enough resolution when sized for the 6 foot print. The best way to do this is to create / view your design at true size (in this example 6 foot) using a graphics program like Illustrator or Photoshop. If it looks good at true size then it will look good on your print. If it looks pixelated or fuzzy at full scale then it will look that way in the print.

When creating your "Print Ready" file layout for BoardLams printing, you have a few options:

Option 1 - Do it yourself with your own graphics program / tools

On your computer using a graphics program like Illustrator or Photoshop, use the following as a guide:

1) Create an artboard or canvas that matches the size of the BoardLams print product that you are ordering. For example, if you are ordering a Size 2 - 40" x 24" Premium Ricepaper Sheet then setup your artboard (Illustrator) or canvas (Photoshop) to match the size of the product that you are ordering.

2) Within your graphics file, layout all of the variations (size & color) of the logos / designs / photos that you would like printed. Be sure that the color white is visible where you would like it printed.  It helps us to see the white areas if design area is transparent.

3) Save your graphics file, you will later upload it during the BoardLams ordering process.

In summary, end goal is to have a single file, with everything that you need printed, that you can submit with your order

Option 2 - Use our BoardLams Customizer

If you don't have a graphics program on your computer / mobile device then you can create your print layout with our online design tool, the "BoardLams Customizer".

1) You will find links for the Customizer each product product page (ricepaper prints, fiberlams, stickers etc.)

2) You can access the Customizer from our main menu bar.  Simply hover over "CUSTOMIZER" for all of your different product customization options

3) The Customizer will allow you to upload your various designs or create something from scratch

4) Position your design variations within the design window, this represents a scaled version of what will be printed with your order

5) Once you have completed your print layout simply add to the cart to submit your design with your order

Option 3 - Get help from the BoardLams team

If all of this is leaving you feeling a bit overwhelmed, we can help. Our staff can create custom logos and print layouts for your orders for a fairly priced design fee. We are glad to help. Feel free to contact us to get the process started

We have two options for Printing Styles for your BoardLams:

1) Standard Printing (CMYK) - Applies to our Standard Ricepaper and Fiberlams print products.  In our "Standard" style all colors in your design with the exception of white.  Any white in your design will be transparent.  On white boards and products you don't need printed white. 

2) Premium Printing (CMYK + White)- Applies to our Premium Ricepaper Printing and Premium Fiberlams Printing (which includes white ink printing option).  Use Premium printing for logo prints that require the color white or white underprint (flash) so that your logos maintain their color when applied to a colored board or product.

We DO NOT recommend the Premium Printing style for any application that requires wrapping (flat surfaces are fine).  The additional white ink layer makes it difficult to wrap.  If you want to wrap then use our Standard Printing style.

To summarize, Standard Printing for full board graphics and logos where you don't necessarily need white underprinting.  Premium Printing when you need white printed in your design or for applications that will go over colored boards or products. 

The file requirements are different for each style so please review the appropriate section for your job

Standard Printing

Art should be submitted in the following format (recommendations are based on your images at true print size):

Vector Images /(Generally Graphics) Raster Images (Generally Photos)

CMYK Color Mode

Outline or embed all fonts used as we may not have your specific font on our system

Flatten any transparencies

Embed any linked files that you may have in your design

Adobe Illustrator, EPS or PDF Files are Recommended

 

CMYK Color Mode

150 - 300 PPI (Points per inch)

Outline or embed all fonts used as we may not have your specific font on our system

Embed any linked files that you may have in your design

Flatten any transparencies

Adobe Photohop, PDF, JPG Files are Recommended

 

Premium Printing

In a nutshell, for Premium Ricepaper Printing you have the option to print white ink. This is important if you would like to use your prints on colored boards and products.

Vector based artwork is always the best when considering white ink printing. Design programs like Adobe Illustrator allow you to create and layout graphics in a vector based format.  Raster / Photoshop images are fine if the artwork's background (non print area) is transparent.

We can also do the Premium Printing setup work for you. The fee for this setup $60 per hour. Most setup jobs can be completed in 30 minutes ($30).
 

Art should be submitted in the following format:

Vector Images /(Generally Graphics) Raster Images (Generally Photos)

CMYK Color Mode

Be sure that any designs that you would like printed with white ink are colored white in your files (vs. transparent).

Embed any linked files that may be present in your designs

Outline or embed all fonts used as we may not have your specific font on our system

Flatten any transparencies

Adobe Illustrator, PDF or EPS Files are Recommended

CMYK Color Mode

150 - 300 PPI for your final print layout

Make sure the background of your print layout file is transparent (so we can identify where you would like white ink printed)

Embed any linked files that may be present in your designs

Outline or embed all fonts used as we may not have your specific font on our system

Flatten any transparencies

Adobe Photoshop, PDF or EPS Files are Recommended

(Have no idea what the above means? Feel free to contact us. We will help you through it.)