Artwork Guide | Digital Print

For Supplying Own Artwork

FILE FORMAT

 

The following file formats are accepted as print ready artwork, below are our print guidelines to ensure we print your artwork without delays and to the highest of standards.

​JPEG​

Jpeg files should be saved at 25% of actual size @ 300dpi using CMYK

​​PDF Format

Adobe .pdf’s should be saved in CMYK colour format, high resolution files with all fonts converted to outlines / curves. Artwork can be supplied at full size. Most major graphic manipulation tools will allow graphics to be saved as a .pdf.

AI / EPS Files

We can accept print ready artwork as both ai. and .eps files, please make sure all fonts and outlines are saved as curves. Please ensure any embedded images are supplied.​

CDR CorelDRAW Files

We can accept print ready artwork as a CorelDRAW file, please make sure that all fonts are converted to curves and any outlines are set to scale with image.

​File Formats Not Accepted

The following Microsoft programs are not design packages and if supplied as artwork these formats will require converting and may incur an artwork charge.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

FONTS

Due to the vast amount of fonts available, all fonts must be outlined or embedded before sending the artwork. Failure to do this could result in your artwork printing with automatically substituted fonts and appearing different to intended.

 

RESOLUTION

To ensure high quality print, artwork or images need to be supplied at 300dpi (dots per inch) or higher at actual size. Enlarging smaller images will result in loss of quality, Anything lower than this may result in blurry, bitmapped or pixelated print. Images from the internet are 72dpi and appear fine on screen but they are not suitable for full colour printing.

 

COLOUR SYSTEM

Colours should be set to CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) and spot colours should be converted to CMYK process.

Please note our service is very automated and we can not be held responsible if artwork supplied in an extremely low quality results in unsuitable output.

 

We try to make every effort to spot these issues but clients are reminded that the detailed instruction above must be followed to ensure high quality output results. If unexpected results have been received and this is deemed to be an artwork issue we can not be held responsible for this. 

 

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