How To Supply Your Files For Print

In order to produce good quality print we require good quality, professional files. Please follow the guidelines below to ensure that we achieve the best possible results that we can.

File Types

PDF files are always the best option but we can also accept other file formats such as EPS, TIFF, or JPEG. If you have any other file types please contact us prior to placing your order to check that we are able to convert your files for printing.

Checklist

Ensure that you check the following before supplying your files:

Images:

All images used must be high resolution - the standard for print is 300dpi at actual size.

Colours:

All colours must be set up as CMYK and not RGB or Spot / Pantone colours. If supplied any other way than CMYK our workflow systems will automatically convert them which will cause a shift in colour. Please note that vector colours can vary from Bitmap colours even when using identical colour values.

Fonts:

All fonts must be embedded within PDF files. If supplying EPS files fonts must be converted to outlines or vectors.

Bleed:

If any elements of your design run to the edge of the page you must supply your files with a 2mm bleed on all edges. If files require bleed, but are supplied without, your job will be rejected.

Safe Area:

This is the area from the edge of the paper (working inwards). We recommend a safe area of 5mm to ensure that the documents look correct when printed. If any elements such as text or logos are positioned too close to the edge of the page and result in minor trimming we will not be held responsible.

Ink Values:

Total ink density must not exceed 270% and must not be less than 7%. This value can be calculated by adding the values of C+M+Y+K. If the total ink value is greater than 270% our workflow systems will automatically convert to a value that is printable.

Lines:

All lines or strokes must be a minimum of 0.25pt. Hairlines may disappear when printed.