Get Out The Vote with AIGA Nashville & Lithographics

Get out the vote with AIGA Nashville & Lithographics on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 from 6-8pm. The evening will include opportunities for creatives to help increase civic participation through design, an exclusive look at Lithographics’ NEW Indigo Digital Press, as well as an overview in print production and how best to ensure your document prints as well as it looks onscreen. Attendees are encouraged to design and share a nonpartisan poster that will be printed during the event (details below). Lithographics will provide food and beverages, free swag for all attendees, as well as surprise giveaways that will be raffled off throughout the evening. The event will be held at Lithographics, Inc located at 1835 Air Ln Dr, Nashville, TN 37210.

Poster Submission Instructions

  • Download the .zip file containing the InDesign template for your poster.

  • Design your poster, leaving the branded band embedded at the bottom.

  • Provide your information (name, city, state) for design credit in the branded band where indicated. The text is set in Haptik, which is include in the .zip file.

Once you’ve completed your poster, consult the checklist below to ensure your submission meets all of the requirements.

Submission Checklist

  • The poster message is nonpartisan

  • Bleed is 0.125 inch

  • AIGA Get Out the Vote branded band appears at bottom of poster

  • Credit has been provided where indicated in the band

  • InDesign file and linked artwork are set to CMYK

  • Poster is 11 x 17 inches (portrait)

  • All images are 300 dpi at full size

  • All type has been converted to outline

  • Any foreign language copy included in your design is translated into English in the submission description

  • Poster is saved as a press quality PDF without security restrictions

  • Please do not include crop marks

If your poster meets all of the above requirements, you are ready to submit. Submission deadline is 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 17th, 2016. Send print ready files to Lithographics’ pre-press department at: After uploading your file, please email Twyla Lambert ( and Novella Coppedge ( with file name and the day & time files were submitted, as well as your preference for coated or uncoated paper. 

Please do not send the hi-res files to Novella or Twyla as their computers are not set up to handle large files and the e-mail probably won't go through.

After your submission is uploaded, it will be reviewed to ensure it adheres to the submission requirements and, upon approval, added to the print queue for the event on Wednesday, August 17th.

You can also submit your poster design to AIGA National to be presented in the online gallery, which will make them available for download, printing, and distribution by any interested in supporting our mission. If sharing on social, use #AIGAvote and #GetOutTheVote. More information and instructions available at

Rights and reproduction

By submitting a poster, you certify that you created or have ownership of the work— including the right to distribute stock images and fonts used in your design. You retain the copyright and agree to distribute under a Creative Commons “Attribution-NoDerivs” license. You grant to AIGA the right to use accepted work for reproduction in posters for the Get Out the Vote initiative; in publications; in exhibitions; on its website; and for educational and AIGA-related noncommercial promotional purposes.

Get out the vote.

Every four years since 2004, AIGA has engaged communication designers across the country in a nonpartisan voter mobilization campaign. Creatives are asked to wield the power of design to motivate eligible citizens to register and vote in the 2016 election, as well as local elections to come. This campaign is a part of Design for Democracy, an AIGA initiative to increase civic participation through design. The core of the national campaign is an online gallery of original, nonpartisan posters generated by AIGA members for printing and public distribution.

Indigo Digital Press

The Indigo digital printing press, based on its Digital Offset Color technology and process, offers a unique combination of best print quality in the industry, wide color gamut, substrate versatility, speed, productivity, flexibility, and the ability to vary every printed copy. Indigo printing inherently matches and at times, due to its digital local image processing and ink coverage flexibilities, surpasses offset printing.



When & Where
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Lithographics, Inc.
1835 Air Lane Dr.
Nashville, Tennessee 37210