Design Guidelines - PowisVR

Design Guidelines

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VR Viewer Design Dimensions

Bleed Area: Make sure that your background extends the bleed line to avoid your VR Viewer from having visible white edges when trimmed. 

Front Flap, the minimum resolution needed is:
6.54in x 8.77in @ 300ppi / 1960px width x 2635px height

Side Wrap, the minimum resolution needed is:
12.73in x 4.78in @ 300ppi / 3820px wide x 1435px height

Trim Area: This is where we aim to cut your Viewer. No text or graphics (except background) should be touching the edge of the trim.

Safe Area: Make sure any important aspects of your design such as text and logos are inside of the safe area, otherwise they may be cut off.

Recommended File Types

To help as many people as possible, Powis accepts a range of different formats. These are: PDF, AI, TIFF, PNG, JPEG. Be certain to deliver to files with 300+ ppiwhen there are less than 300 pixels per inch, the image might look blocky or 'pixellated'.

These are the formats we recommend:

  • For photography: high resolution TIFFs or JPEGs
  • For Graphics or Text: print-ready, vector based PDFs
  • For a mix of graphics and photography: print-ready PDFs

Can Powis make my company a Custom Viewer design?

If you're interested in learning more about our custom design packages, please contact us. Our customer service team is here to help you and your business out.

What is the difference between vector and bitmap images?

A bitmap (e.g. TIFF, JPEG, PNG) is made up of a thousands of tiny squares or 'pixels'. These pixels are all the same size, but can be in a huge range of colors. The amount of pixels shown in an image is called 'resolution'. When there are lots of pixels and an image looks smooth or photographic, that's 'high resolution'. When there are less pixels an image might look blocky or 'pixellated'.

Due to the fact that there are a set number of pixels in a bitmap image, they don't hold up well when zoomed in or enlarged. For this reason, we ask for bitmap images at 300ppi or larger - so your design will look smooth & beautiful when printed.

A vector image is created by mapping out X and Y coordinates to plot each point on a line or curve. This means that vector images are scalable and can be enlarged to billboard size while maintaining smooth edges.

Where possible, we recommend saving graphic designs, text and line art as 'vector based' PDFs. This is possible in applications like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. You can download templates for each of these applications.