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ARTWORK SIZE


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. 

We can print any size required. Please contact us today if you need to organise a custom quote request.  


BLEED & TRIMS


Bleed is required if there is a background image in the artwork which runs to the edge of the artboard. To do this make sure your artwork setup runs into the bleed area, has 3mm bleed on all edges, and is exported with bleed and trim marks.


COLOUR MATCHING


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. 


IMAGE RESOLUTION


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. 


FONTS


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. 


FILE FORMAT


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.