To achieve good quality print it is important for your artwork to be supplied at the highest possible standard.
If your artwork is poor, the end result will be poor. Here is some guidance for preparing your artwork:
Self Checking and Proofing
Please check your document for spelling and grammatical errors, double check the size, layout and design before sending your artwork. It is your responsibility to ensure your design content is correct. We always suggest a Post-RIPed proof from our workflow for you to check before proceeding to print. Once provided with a proof, you will need to check thoroughly for content. We can not be held responsible for any errors that occur after the proof has been approved.
We prefer artwork to be supplied as high resolution PDF files at the correct size for printing, but accept all industry standard file types such including Adobe InDesign (.indd), Adobe Photoshop (.psd), Adobe Illustrator (.ai), Quark Xpress (.qxd, .qxp), TIFFs (.tif) and JPEGs (.jpg).
We can also accept files from office suites such as MS Word, MS Powerpoint and MS Publisher, although these file types can cause minor layout problems and may take artwork correction and re-proofing.
- File type – preferably to be supplied as high resolution (press quality) 300dpi PDFs.
- Images – images should be 300dpi at actual printed size.
- Fonts – all fonts should be supplied, embedded or converted to outlines.
- Application Files – If supplying application files such as Adobe InDesign or Quark Xpress, please ensure all fonts and images are included. This can be achieved by using the “Package” or “Collect for Output” options.
- Colour – please supply as CMYK, not RGB. It is important to ensure that all images used are also converted to CMYK. Using RGB can cause incorrect colours.
- Bleed – files need to be supplied with 3mm bleed and trim marks.
- Layout – If supplying a PDF file with multiple pages like a brochure or booklet for example, please supply as SINGLE pages. Please do not supply as spreads (pages side by side). This does not apply to artwork being supplied in Adobe InDesign or Illustrator.
- Spot colours – please ensure all spot colours are set up correctly.
- Cutter guides – If using a your own cutter guide, please ensure your cutter is set up as a spot colour and set to overprint. Alternatively we have a large number of cutter templates available upon request.
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If you have any questions or need further guidance setting up your artwork, please contact one of our team.