PDF Files

We request all our artwork to be supplied as high resolution 300dpi (large printed items such ie banners and posters can be lower at 200dpi). It is important that you prepare your PDF file in the correct way. These options must be set for commercial printing:

  • Resolution – Choose High Resolution
  • Compression Settings – For colour and greyscale this should be down sampled to 300dpi with “auto compression” set on high
  • Font Embedding – Should be set to “embed all fonts”

Colour needs to be set as CMYK not RGB (RGB artwork will be converted to CMYK and this could affect your colours).

Photoshop Images

Set Resolution to 300dpi when starting your new document. Save file as either TIFF or JPEG.

Other files not listed above must be saved either as a EPS or JPEG.

Please note: If you need us to make changes to your file (JPEG / EPS), we will require you to re-supply new artwork as either a PSD, PDF or AI file as we are unable to make changes to flattened images (JPEG / EPS / TIFF).

Imposition

Please ensure that you do not supply your files imposed or as “printers pairs”. Please only send one version to print.

Trimming

Please provide crop marks around all your supplied artwork.

Need Help?

Following these guidelines ensures that there will be no delays with your printing. If you have any problem, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01373 800 300 who will be more than willing to help.