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Graphic Design Services


Let Our Highly-Skilled Designers Craft Your Idea Into a Polished Masterpiece

Our graphic artists are experienced in basic to complete typesetting, layout and image placement for optimum visibility and composition balance and elaborating on initial mock-ups and sketches.


Cost For Design Services

$100 per hour (minimum of one hour). Prior to the start of your project, our designers will provide an estimate of the amount of time required . If necessary, we can also purchase stock photographs. Please contact us for pricing.

Customer design example

1-2 Hours
  • Layout & typsetting
  • Customer supplies graphics and logo

Simple design example

2-3 Hours
  • Layout & typsetting
  • Simple Photo editing which includes cropping and color adjusting

Moderate design example

3-4 Hours
  • Layout & typsetting
  • Simple Photo editing which includes cropping and color adjusting
  • Vector element creation

Complex design example

4-5 Hours
  • Layout & typsetting
  • Simple photo editing which includes cropping and color adjusting
  • Vector element creation
  • Complex layer design

Bitmap Versus Vector

Bitmap vs Vector example

Bitmaps images are made up entirely of pixels. When enlarging a bitmap image, additional pixels are added to create this new size. The “new” pixels pick up and average colors from neighboring pixels in an attempt to create a new color that will blend between areas.This is where the overall image suddenly becomes soft and blurry and sharp defined edges develop noticeable jagged pixelated edges

Bitmap - Raster Image
Vector Image

Vector graphics use points, lines and curves to create an image. It’s based on mathematical formulas and unlike bitmaps can be enlarged to any size, any resolution, without losing detail.

Vector Image

How To Prepare Graphic Files

Template sizes

Layout guidelines and templates can be downloaded from each of the product pages on our website. Make your graphic dimensions match the product you are purchasing.
Your image should be to size of your product at 72-150 dpi. Bleeds: Not all products require bleeds; check guidelines.

Templates - Size

Resolution file examples

Final size files are only required to be 72–150 dpi. You can view your file in Photoshop at 100% to see how it will look when printed. If designing to reduced scale, adjust dpi accordingly. We accept files from the following programs and formats: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator: .ai, .psd, .tiff, .eps and high resolution jpg.

Resolution - File Types

Color graphic

Your print file must be in CMYK format. Colors can look drastically different when converted from RGB. We can color match with a provided PMS code and editable files. However, we can only guarantee color accuracy when a printed proof is ordered and approved.

Color

Proof color swatches

We always e-mail a digital proof before production. It is your responsibility to proofread all your text. Please be aware that we will print your graphics exactly as you send them to us. Spelling or grammatical errors are your responsibility. After your proof has been delivered, we will wait for your approval before printing your artwork. We rely solely on your approval of the proof as final verification and acceptance of the project. Any adjustment to your graphic can take time and fees may apply if your modifications or adjustments take an hour or more.

Proofs

Production Time

All Production times are based on graphic approval and full payment. Production will start the day following graphic approval.

Vinyl Banners
Quantity Production Days
1-6 2 days
7-20 3 days
21+ Call for lead time
Table Throws, Travel Kits
Quantity Production Days
1-3 2 days
4-10 3 days
11+ Call for lead time
Pop-Up Panels & Case Wraps
Quantity Production Days
1-7 2 days
8-28 3 days
29+ Call for lead time
Wave Tube &/Or Graphics
Quantity Production Days
1-3 2 days
4-6 3 days
6+ Call for lead time
Star Fabric
Quantity Production Days
1-3 2 days
4-10 3 days
11+ Call for lead time
Hanging Banners, 3D Snap
Quantity Production Days
1-3 3 days
4-6 4 days
6+ Call for lead time
SEG, Fabric Banners
Quantity Production Days
1-3 4 days
4-10 5 days
11+ Call for lead time
SEG greater than 100SF +1 day
Feather Flags
Quantity Production Days
1-4 2 days
5-10 3days
11+ Call for lead time
Double Sided + 1 day
Timberline 10' or 20'
Quantity Production Days
1-2 2 days
3-4 3 days
4+ Call for lead time
non-std Call for lead time
Light Boxes
Quantity Production Days
1-2 5 days
3+ Call for lead time



How To Place Your Order

Make sure to include your contact information so that we can match the art with the order.

Place Order

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Go to www.displaystar.com to find the products you need. Choose sizes, quantity, material type, additional options or more products and checkout

Or simply call 1-866-864-2831

Live Chat is also available

Submit Files

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Once you have placed your order you can submit your print files on our website under the “Send Us Art” tab. Follow directions for uploading or e-mail art to: graphics@displaystar.com

Approve

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Within one business day of uploading your print files, we will e-mail you a digital proof and an order confirmation. We will not print your files without your written approval. If you would like to order a printed hard proof to ensure color and resolution, please contact us.


Payment and Shipping Information

Payment

We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express credit cards, PayPal, check or wire transfer. Orders are not shipped or put into production until payment has been made.

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Production

Orders with hardware only will usually ship within 24 hours. If printing is involved, production starts after proof approval. Normal turnaround is three to five business days unless requested otherwise.


Shipping

We ship via Fed Ex and UPS. Shipping costs are additional unless we ship on your account. Non-U.S. orders: all customs, duties, and taxes are additional and are the responsibility of the buyer


Non-US Orders

We require brokerage information or a credit card on file for future customs, duties, and taxes that we will bill you.


Rush Orders

Orders must ship via overnight service. Orders of this nature take a minimum of one day for vinyl banners and a minimum of two days for fabric. If you require a two-sided vinyl print, the minimum production time is five business days. Rush fees are non-refundable. Rush orders are subject to availability based on time, production schedule and size of order. Please contact us for more information.

If we are given only one opportunity to print and a graphic defect is found, we will ship your product AS IS. However, after the show, we would be happy to reprint the graphic at 50% off.