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Supplied Artwork Specifications
everything you need to know!

To achieve the highest quality it is important for artwork to be supplied to the highest standard - poor quality artwork will result in poor quality print!

The information below gives some brief guidance on artwork preparation; please contact us at any time if you require assistance.

  • PDF Settings
    Please see our full specification for trouble-free print ready PDFs here!
  • File Types
    Files should be supplied as high resolution (press quality) 300dpi PDF's. All fonts should be embedded (select embed fonts in distiller options) with subsetting at 0% or converted to curves. Supplying artwork in any other format may incur a file conversion charge.
  • Colour Palette
    Please supply as a CMYK PDF not RGB. It is important to ensure that all images used are also converted to CMYK. Supplying a RGB PDF can result in incorrect colours being printed or faults with RGB images.
  • Bleed
    PDF's must be supplied with 3mm bleed and trim marks.
  • Layout
    Please supply as a single page PDF. Do not supply booklets or brochures in spreads (one page next to the other) or flyers with the front and back on one page. Each printed page should be set-up singly and in the correct order.
  • Spot Colours
    Please convert all spot colours to CMYK before creating the PDF unless they are actually required. If the PDF is set up with spot colours these will be converted before printing and may result in an incorrect colour reproduction.
  • Cutter Guides
    Visit our website to download one of our cutter guides/templates. Please supply artwork with the cutter guide displayed and set-up as a spot colour. This will be removed before printing.
  • Copyright & Trademarks
    We accept artwork in good faith and take no responsibility for any breeches of copyright or trademarks. Ensure you have written permission to use every image and logo, if in doubt use an alternative!
  • General Guidance
    Please check and double check your artwork before uploading the final PDF file. Check spelling and grammar and make sure this is the final version which you are happy to have printed.

Call us on +44 (0)1252 260610 or use our simple contact form and one of the team will be in touch ASAP to discuss your requirements.