Digital Signage Resources
All signs start out with a three region template. Use the following dimensions when creating your content to best fit the signs template, or download one of our PowerPoint templates. We also have stock slides available for download below.
1920w x 900h pixels at 92 PPI (JPG, PNG, PDF)
26.67w x 12.5h inches (PowerPoint; export as image only)
Download Horizontal PowerPoint Template
1080w x 1740h pixels at 92 PPI (JPG, PNG, PDF)
14.99w x 24.17h inches (PowerPoint; export as image only)
Download Vertical PowerPoint Template
Exporting PowerPoint Slides as Images
Depending on your version of PowerPoint, the types of edits you have made, and other variables, PowerPoint files may not upload properly; they may be broken or even blank. PowerPoint files should never be uploaded as-is into REACH. If you're most comfortable with PowerPoint, and wish to avoid using Canva, Adobe Spark, befunky, or another free online service, please export your PowerPoint slides as images.
To export your PowerPoint slides as images, your first step is to be sure you're creating your slides at the correct size. On the Design tab, select Slide Size, and then Page Setup. Choose "Custom" from the dropdown menu and enter "1920 px" in the width box and "900 px" in the height box. If you have vertical signs, enter "1080 px" in the width box and "1740 px" in the height box. PowerPoint will automatically convert these to your system measurements. You can also enter the PowerPoint measurements specified above.
When you're done creating your slide(s), it's time to export! On a Mac, select File
> Export, and then select the File Format from the dropdown (JPG or PNG). On Windows,
select File > Save As, and then in the "Save As Type" dropdown, select the file type
(JPG or PNG). Let us know if you have any questions!
When creating slides for your sign, we recommend using one of the following programs:
All of these programs allow you to create custom graphics for your signs (see the size specifications above).
Need assistance? If you need assistance building engaging graphics for your sign, you can request graphics from Creative Services!
When creating your graphics, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Be brief. Use minimal copy to effectively communicate your message; address "what, where, and when" as concisely as possible.
Include contact information. Include a website URL, phone number, and/or email address in case anyone has questions or would like to find out more.
Keep your text large. People will be walking past your sign, and will seldom stop to stand in front of it. Keeping your text large and easy to read will ensure they can see and understand your message as they pass by!
Double-check Tech branding. If you're using the Tennessee Tech logo, or are using official Tech colors like purple or gold, remember to visit the Marketing Toolkit for guidelines on logo usage, helpful color information, and other design details.
Create your files in RGB. When creating .jpg or .png files, remember that they should be in RGB color format. CMYK files will cause your colors to render in an unfavorable way when uploaded to Reach.
Click an image to download full-sized images, pre-sized and ready-to-go for horizontal screens.
Click an image to download full-sized images, pre-sized and ready-to-go for vertical screens.
If you have any questions, let us know!