Supplying Your Own Artwork Files for Print?

Supplying Your Own Artwork Files for Print?

Please Read the Following Information:

Please supply your 'print ready' design files as below to avoid any delays:

  • Format: PDF or JPEG
  • Resolution: 300 dpi minimum
  • Colour: CMYK (RGB/Pantones will be converted)
  • Crop Marks (Please add crop marks if possible)
  • Fonts: Outlined or Embedded
  • Bleed: 3mm
  • Safe Zone: 3mm

You can attach your design file(s) when you order online, or send them afterwards. It's your choice!

If you are unsure of the suitability of your artwork files, please place your order and attach the files. We will contact you once we receive your order and have reviewed your files. We always send digital proofs for approval before printing any order.

We also recommend Canva which you can use to create beautiful design work yourself. Once you have created your design, send this to us to print.

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Technical Information:

Resolution - We recommend files (including images) to be saved at 300dpi. Lower resolution files may print distorted or pixelated. 

Most pictures on a screen are made up from small dots of colour. Each picture is made up by a certain number of dots or pixels. The higher the number of pixels the higher quality the picture and the larger it can be displayed or printed without distorting. If a picture is enlarged beyond a certain point it will begin to distort and appear blurry.

A screen displays at 72dpi (dots per inch) where commercial presses print to 300dpi (This is a different type of dpi compared to consumer printers). Most images found on the internet are only 72dpi and are unsuitable for our professional printing process. To see how a press would print your logo or picture, zoom in to 400%, or display the image four times as large as you would like it to appear when printed. This will give you an idea of how it would look when professionally printed.

Colours - When designing any file it is important to set up and design the document in CMYK colour. This will save any problems in trying to adjust colours afterwards which can be very difficult if not impossible. It ensures your order will be printed accurately.

Fonts - Please make sure all fonts are outlines or embedded before sending your file to us.

Bleed - When artwork graphics continue to the edge of a sheet of paper or card a bleed is required. This is because commercial printing presses cannot print to the edge of a sheet of paper or card. It is impossible to cut exactly to the edge of your design and therefore a little over print on each side is needed. This over print is the “bleed”. Any document professionally printed will require a bleed area and a safe zone if the print runs to the edge of the document. Please add a 3mm bleed.

Text - We do not recommend having small text very near to the edge of your design. 

Lines - We do not recommend using less than 0.5 point for lines.

Copyright - Please ensure you have legal authorisation and copyright to use an image. We cannot be held responsible for issues with image copyright and our professional involvement with your order is for printing only.

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