We have prepared the following guide to assist you with your electronic file preparation and submission. If you have a specific problem that is not covered in this guide, or have other questions, please feel free to contact us. Improperly prepared files can cause delays in printing.

 

When ordering print products you have two artwork options  -  1. "Upload PDF Artwork"  or  2. "Request a Quote"

 

Option 1. "Upload PDF Artwork" Only print ready PDF files can be uploaded for printing.

When supplying "Print Ready" PDF artwork be sure to check:

► Type/fonts are converted to outlines.

► Page layout is correct size (use our templates provided).

► Margins are set.

► Artwork matches the specified dimensions.

► Colors in CMYK mode.

► 2mm bleed on all edges.

 

Option 2. "Request a Quote" for us to prepare and supply Print Ready PDF files.

In this section you will tick one of three choices:

► 1. I require a quote for new artwork

► 2. I require a quote to convert my existing artwork into Print Readty PDF files

► 3. I require a quote to make changes to my existing artwork

 

 

Quick Checklist when "Requesting a Quote"

 

Tick box 1. For new artwork you can send through any images or file types accept Publisher & Corel Draw files:

► Let us know what you are after - product / print two sides / special finishes / quantity etc.

► Upload any any notes, rough illustrations or layouts or if you have seen something you like send a photo.

► Let us know if have any particular colour combinations in mind

► We have access to over 1 million royalty free photos and images so you don't need to worry about photography

► Do you have an estimated budget.

► Once we have established your needs well send through a quote for your approval.

 

 

Tick Box 2. When supplying existing artwork that just need to be coverted into Print Ready PDF files:

► Type/fonts are converted to outlines.

► Page layout is correct size (use our templates provided).

► Margins are set.

► Artwork matches the specified dimensions.

► Colors in CMYK mode.

► 2mm bleed on all edges.

 

 

Tick Box 3. When supplying existing artwork that requires changes by us be sure to check:

► Type is is editable (not outline).

► Page layout is correct size (use our templates provided).

► Margins are set.

► Artwork matches the specified dimensions.

► All linked files, images are embeded.

► Colors in CMYK mode.

► All fonts are supplied.

► 2mm bleed on all edges.

 


Bleeds


A 2mm border must be added to pictures and designs bleeding to the edge, so that there is no white space or border showing around the artwork. It is also important to keep text at least a 4mm away from the paper edge or the trim line to prevent accidental cropping.
 
 
 

Color Specifications


PDF print previews are not a safe and sure measuring tool for color accuracy. Colors on the file might be effected by monitor calibration, screen resolution and lighting, just to name a few. Many Pantone colors show a marked color shift when converted to four color process.
 
 
To achieve the desired color on press, digital files must reflect accurate color models and percentage. Please make sure all colors are in CMYK mode for color accuracy and a better quality output.
 
 

Image Resolutions

 

► All images and pictures/photos should be CMYK 300 dpi.

► Any company logos should be supplied as eps or ai files with fonts converted to outlines.

 

Guidelines by Application

 

The following outlines the easiest way to create print ready PDF files from finished artwork by application. If you have any questions, please contact our graphics department.
 
 
 

Adobe Illustrator

 
►  1. Select all  /  2. Type-create outline  /  3. File-save as PDF (high quality print).
 

Adobe InDesign

 
► 1. Select all  /  2. Type-create outline  /  3. File-export as PDF (high quality print).
 

Adobe Photoshop

 

► Files should be 300 dpi at 100% of actual size for quality offset reproduction.
► 1. Save file as eps. /  2. Convert the saved eps file to PDF using Acrobat Distiller (high quality print)
 
 

Digital Proofs

 


We provide PDF files as electronic soft proofs. These digital proofs intend to show you the layout and design elements of your job, but cannot be a guarantee of color accuracy.