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Alwan Wraps

Copy of 3M IJ180CV3 Controltac Vinyl Wrap Film test

Copy of 3M IJ180CV3 Controltac Vinyl Wrap Film test

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Print Guidelines

We strongly recommend that files uploaded to Alwan Wraps follow these guidelines:

  • Art must be 1" less than width of selected media (ex. For 60" media, art files should not exceed a 59" width. This is to insure that art is not affected during the trimming process.
  • File size should not exceed 1 GB.
  • Generally, 72 PPI at 1:1 ratio (or 100%) is a good standard for large format prints. Content that does not meet this standard may experience print images that are fuzzy, pixelated or otherwise distorted for which Alwan Wraps does not accept any responsibility.
  • Designed in CMYK with no embedded color profile. You may upload in RGB or some other standard if you choose, however, the color will be converted to CMYK and Alwan Wraps is not responsible for any inaccuracy or color shift that occurs as a result of the conversion.
  • When submitting vector files, please be sure to convert all fonts to outlines, curves, or paths.
  • Artboard should contain whole image. If an image extends past the artboard, the file will only import the portion of your image contained within the artboard. Do not include excess white space.
  • Acceptable file formats for printing: PDF, PSD/PSB, TIFF, JPEG, TIFFPNGAI. (Note: Each file type has different qualities and limitations that make them suitable for specific jobs.)
  • Files should be ready to print as-is, with the exception of scaling due to file size limitations. If a job needs to be scaled, it MUST be noted in the comments section of your order.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are unsure of whether or not your file is print-ready, please contact our design team before submitting a print order. Alwan Wraps can not be held responsible for pixelated images due to improper sizing/resolution of the file provided. When submitting your print order, the file is automatically added to our print queue, and may not be forwarded to the design team for review.

We reserve the right to reject content that does not meet this standard, but we do not assume any obligation to verify that the content meets this criteria.

Contour Cut Guidelines

  • File should be supplied in AI, EPS, SVG, or PDF format with vector contour lines.
  • IMPORTANT: Contour lines must be assigned as a Spot Color named 'CutContour'.
  • To assign a spot color using Adobe Illustrator:

    1. Open the Swatches Palette. If the Swatches Palette is not readily visible, you may need to open it by selecting Swatches from the Windows menu.
    2. Click the 3 horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the Palette, and select New Swatch. This opens the New Swatch dialog.
    3. Enter CutContour as the name of the new swatch. This needs to be spelled exactly as shown here.
    4. Select Spot Color from the Color Type drop-down menu, and use the slider bars to create a color. The color is not important since it will not be printed.
    5. Click OK to close the dialogs.
    6. Select your cut paths and assign your new swatch color to those paths.

    Note: You may use any vector-based drawing program you want. These instructions are specific to Adobe Illustrator. Most drawing programs will follow a similar process. If you have trouble, see the Help Files in your drawing program.

  • Contour lines and print image must be supplied in the same file.
  • Contour files must be at least 2" less than width of print media.
  • Opacity of CutContour lines MUST be at 100%.
  • DO NOT hide the CutContour layer or turn off the option to print.

Taking these steps allows us to seamlessly assign your CutContour lines. If followed correctly, the CutContour lines will NOT print. Failure to follow guidelines may result in delayed processing time.


PNG file types with transparent backgrounds are acceptable, but not recommended. Please be aware that PNG files work in a RGB colorspace, and WILL be converted to CMYK when sent to print. We are not responsible for any inaccuracy or color shift that occurs as a result of the conversion.

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