PHOTOS & LOGOS
Photo images and logos need to be at least 4″ wide at
300 dpi. We CANNOT produce billboards from website
images, business cards or computer printouts.
Extended advertising space for the 14′ x 48′ and 10.5′ x
36′ bulletins are normally limited to 4 feet above, 2 feet to
each side and 1 foot below the normal face of the display.
Art needs to be created at a scale of 1/2 inch equals 1 foot at 300 dpi. Also, besure to add 5/16 or .3 of an inch bleed to each side for bulletins. For example: the finished art size for a 14′ x 48′ bulletin is 7.6″ x 24.6.” Keep live material within 3/8″ of each side.
We accept psd, tif, eps, and pdf files. All colors need to be CMYK. Make sure toflatten layers and convert fonts to outlines. Files created in Microsoft programs(Publisher, Word, PowerPoint, etc) are not accepted.
Frequently Asked Billboard Questions
How do billboards compare to other types of advertising?
Aren’t billboards expensive?
A. Billboards aren’t as expensive as you might think, it’s a bit of a myth that smaller businesses can’t afford them and with the likes of Coca-Cola and BMW advertising it’s easy to think they must be really expensive. Wrong. Big brands use outdoor advertising because they know it works. Advertising on a giant 12 x 50' billboard can be as little as $40 per day. At Horton Outdoor, we believe high-end outdoor advertising should be available to every business no matter how big or small.
Will you help me design my billboard?
What should I say on my billboard?
A. As with many things, keep it simple – less is more. You are trying to sell your goods or services, so don’t confuse the viewer or make it so complicated no one gets it. Remember that in most cases passers-by only have a few seconds to take in your advert, so you need to make it punchy, clean and easy to understand. Stay away from using too much copy (text) and remember, no one reads the small print, especially on a billboard! There are a few simple rules that you should try to stick to when thinking about what to say:
- Who are you (brand logo/name) contact details – phone or web
- What are you selling or trying to promote
- When and where is it happening, or where can they find your business
- That’s really it, less is more and if you can direct people elsewhere to get more info even better.