Indesign

Please ensure all fonts and pictures used in your artwork is supplied to us in a separate folder using the “package” function under the “file” menu. Compress the document using ‘stuffit’ or ‘winzip’ before uploading or sending your order via email. Please supply a screen shot of the artwork or a PDF file. This is for our reference to make sure that nothing is missing or moved on the artwork when supplying.

PDF Files

We request all our artwork to be supplied as high resolution (300dpi). It is important that you prepare your PDF file in the correct way. There are options which must be set correctly for commercial printing;

  • Resolution (Choose High Resolution)
  • Font Embedding (should be set to “embed all fonts”)
  • Colour needs to be set as CMYK not RGB (RGB artwork will have to be converted to CMYK this could effect your colours)
  • Compression Settings (for colour and greyscale should be down sampled to 300dpi (with “auto compression” set on high.)

Quark Express

Please ensure all fonts and pictures used in your artwork is supplied to us in a separate folder using the ‘collect for output’ function under the ‘file’ menu. Compress the document using ‘stuffit’ or ‘winzip’ before uploading or sending your order via email. Please supply a screen shot of the artwork or a PDF file. This is for our reference to make sure that nothing is missing or moved on the artwork when supplying.

Imposition

Please ensure that you do not supply your files imposed or as ‘printers pairs’. Please only send one version.

Artwork Bleed
It is essential that there is a 3mm bleed around your artwork, for example an A6 artwork should be 111mm X 154.50mm. This is for cutting purposes. Please ensure that when setting the colour it is set to CMYK not RGB

Illustrator

Resolution, set to 300dpi when starting your new document, save file as either ‘tiff’ or ‘jpeg’.
Other files not listed above must be saved either as an ‘EPS’ or ‘JPEG’. Please note if you require for us to make changes to your file (jpeg/eps), we would require you to re-supply new artwork as either a PSD, PDF or AI files as we are unable to make changes to flattened images (jpeg/eps/tiff).

Microsoft Documents

Microsoft documents

We cannot use the following formats for printing…. Word : Excel : Publisher : Powerpoint : Works :…
Please use the following link to a website that will convert any of the above files into a usable pdf without charge, yes.. it’s FREE!  Click here
It is easy, straight forward and will convert your document instantly on-line…..
Please note that it is important when supplying a PDF from a Microsoft document, care is taken to ensure any spot colours are created correctly in your original document.
Please supply a screen shot of your Microsoft document before conversion, this can be done using the following procedure…

PC operators – press the button on the keyboard – “PRINT SCREEN”.
Mac operators – Press ‘apple’ & shift ‘4’, high light the area you wish to copy, this saves a ‘png’ copy of your selection from your desktop.

Following these guidelines ensures that there will be no delays with printing. If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to call our design team on 01621 858416 who are happy to help.