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Graphics Policy and Guidelines

Turn-Around time
Production time varies from job to job it is important to know that some jobs take longer than others. Our department goal is to produce job orders within 5-7 business days after we have received both approval for design and requisition. If the job requires district distribution or has to be sent out to a vendor we require the minimum of 10 business days.

PLEASE NOTE: Production time begins only after we have receive approved artwork.

Design Services
There is a fee for desk top publishing/design of any artwork that has to be created or edited by the graphics department. We recommend you supply all text for your production in a standard word document and if photos will be included only supply large high quality photos.
If you choose to create your own artwork you can use photos from the District’s Flickr account to ensure you are using high quality photos.

Dallas ISD Flickr Account https://www.flickr.com/photos/dallas_isd/collections/

Proofing your Artwork
Desired text should be supplied to our designers. It is your responsibility to proofread and approve the artwork before approving or sending to production. We recommend sending it to the individuals involved in the project and getting everyone’s input before submitting or approving your artwork. This way everyone gets to discuss the artwork together and collectively correct typos. Production WILL NOT proceed without an approval of the artwork.

School or Business Logos
Using a logo can be a bit tricky if you do not have the original file in .ai or .eps format .jpgs are often very low quality, and therefore cannot be used on large posters or banners. In addition to that, we are unable to edit the file which means it will have a square white background behind it and will force you to use white as a background color all the time. If the a designer or the school district designed your logo for you we advise you to request the original .ai and/or .eps files to save on a flash drive so that it is accessible to you, your staff, and your business for future years to come.

We offer services to re-create or re-design your logo if you do not own a high resolution editable version of your logo. If you are interested in logo design or logo recreation services please contact Jalaine Frazier for an estimate.

 


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