Supply Artwork Files

Supply Artwork Files

We love to print from your PDF file(s). Please send a PDF file if at all possible! We can also use JPEG and PNG files. We may also be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel or Publisher files. We need your Complete, Ready to Print, Final Design. Make sure your file resolution is 300 dpi minimum. Colour needs to be set to CMYK (RGB/Pantones will be converted). Fonts must be Outlined or Embedded. We will email you a digital proof for approval before printing your order.

    Each printing order we produce is custom made from start to finish - especially for you. Please supply your complete design precisely as you need it printed. On receipt of your order, we will email you a digital proof before we print your order. Check the digital proof very carefully and once you have approved it, we will proceed to print your order.

     

     

     

    • Resolution: 300 dpi minimum
    • Format: PDF or JPEG
    • Colour: CMYK (RGB/Pantones will be converted)
    • Fonts: Outlined or Embedded
    • Bleed: 3mm
    • Safe Zone: 3mm

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    Please supply your artwork as a press ready PDF/X-1a (preferred) or JPEG file.

    We may also be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher files.

    Please feel free to contact us with any question or query you may have. We are friendly, attentive and are here to help.

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

    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.

    Not all software is able to create files in CMYK colour mode. Microsoft Word and Powerpoint only create documents in RGB which must be converted before printing. If you send us a native Word or Powerpoint files we will convert them into a CMYK pdf and will send a proof for your approval prior to printing.

    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. 

    Text - We do not recommend having small text very near to the edge of paper/card.

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

    Scanned Images - We do not accept scanned images as they do not print well.

    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.

    NCR Printing - We recommend a 1cm unprinted margin all around for NCR printing orders. If you are designing an NCR Book order please leave a 2.5cm unprinted margin on either the top or left hand side of the sheet to allow for the perforating, stapling and binding into book form.

    Please feel free to contact us with any question or query you may have. We are friendly, attentive and are here to help.

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