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Artwork needs to be supplied print ready. If our graphics department has to make changes to the file

(e.g. resize, adjust colour or add bleed) There may be additional charges. If files are incomplete, we will always notify you first. 

Some Size examples below - 

A4 inc bleed - 216mm x 303mmwithout bleed - 210 x 297
A5 inc bleed - 154mm x 216mmwithout bleed - 148 x 210 


Bleed refers to printing an image beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming.

To get the background image all the way to the edge of your sheet,

the image must bleed past all of your edges. If no bleed is supplied you could see white edges due to variations in printing and trimming. 

3mm bleed required


Digital printing requires all artwork to be submitted in cmyk (cyan, magenta, yellow & black). 
Offset printing methods use a pantone matching system (pms).

If you require an exact colour they are the best methods to achieve this.

All PMS Colours must be embedded in the artwork. 


For clear & crisp printing,

we require artwork no less then 300DPI.

Any files submitted lower than 300DPI can produce blurry and pixelated results when printed.

NOTE: Images saved straight from the web are typically 72DPI they look good on a monitor but are not suitable for print. 


All text must be converted to outlines or curves before saving. This will eliminate any font issues.

All text must be a safe distance from the edge of the sheet. You should have a minimum of 5mm space between the text and the edge of the sheet. 


All artwork supplied to us needs to be print ready and saved as a PDF File. There are many ways of saving a PDF, some applications are Adobe Acrobat,

along with Microsoft Word and Publisher, if you do not have Illustrator or Indesign.