Artwork guidlines

We want to help you get your artwork set up correctly first time - to avoid any problems with the printing process.

Here is a quick checklist to go through before sending artwork:

Please note : If saving as a PDF please flatten the file in photoshop before sending the artwork. If saving the file in illustrator please make sure all fonts are outlined before saving as an eps.

Here is an example of how to set up your document. The example shown here is for a4 size. The grey dotted line shows where the bleed has been added on to all sides (bring any colour or images out to this line). The solid grey line is the actual size document and the dotted green line means no text should go past this area. This is so when the artwork is cut, the text is not too close to the edge.



Please ensure all fonts and pictures used in your artwork are supplied to us in a separate folder using the "package" function under the "file" menu. Compress the document using stuffit or winzip before sending to us via email


Please make sure artwork is supplied as high resolution (300dpi). When saving your PDF file please follow these guidlines: Resolution - Choose High Resolution. Colour settings - please make sure colour is changed to cmyk (not rgb). Please flatten PDF before sending.


Please ensure to include all embedded images and convert all text to outline. Save file as eps.


Please set resolution to 300 dpi and colour to cmyk when starting your new document. Save file as either eps, jpeg or PDF. If saving as a PDF, please flatten artwork before sending.


We cannot print from the following formats:

Word, Publisher, Exel, Powerpoint or works. If artwork is supplied in one of these formats then there will be a charge to re-create the document in to a printable format. Call for details.

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