ARE YOU PRINT READY?


For your artwork to be produced accurately, please ensure that you follow the requirements below. For more detailed instructions, please see our Pre-Press Guide.

GUIDELINES

BLEED

When an image or frame is located at the edge of a page, you will need to use bleed.

A bleed is when the image or frame is printed beyond the edges of the page (3mm minimum), to prevent any imperfections caused by folding or cutting.

Without bleed, there’s a good chance that a white border will appear between the image and the edge of the page. 

COLOUR MODE

All artwork should be created in CMYK colour mode. Artworks sent to us in RGB mode will be converted to CMYK by our pre-press system, and will nearly always render unsatisfactory results.

NOTES

OVERPRINT

Please beware of setting any text or objects to overprint. As we do not proof-check artworks before printing, overprinted objects can cause serious issues and may only be noticed by you when you receive the finished item.

RICH BLACK

To achieve the richest, deepest black possible in your design, we recommend using Pantone Process Black Coated. If you are unable to use Pantone colours, we recommend using CMYK values of 50%C, 50%M, 50%Y, 100%K. If 100%K alone is used, the richness of the black may not be satisfactory.

OUTLINING TEXT

While artwork saved as PDF will often not cause any font issues, we request you outline any text before sending your file to us. This is usually necessary when using fonts with restrictive embedding licenses or if your design software does not natively export to PDF.

SAVING & EXPORTING YOUR ARTWORK

FILE FORMATS

We strongly prefer artwork to be supplied in PDF format, though we also accept EPS, AI, TIFF and JPG/JPEG.

BLEED & CROP MARKS

When exporting your print-ready file, make sure you include your previously added bleed as well as crop marks. These will ensure the cut position of your design is correct.

ARTWORK GUIDES

Please find below links to view/download our artwork guides for detailed information on setting up your artwork for print. If you need any help, please get in touch.

PRE-PRESS GUIDE