When designing your artwork it is important to remember that Standard Document sizes offer the most cost-
Should your artwork be supplied at an unusual, or non-
Please refer to Standard document sizes to the right. Noted along with the document size is the final additional size should your design require a 3mm “bleed” on each edge. “Bleed” is where any background Colour or Images in your design that go right to the edge of your design must be extended a further 3mm outside the trim area. This is because guillotining must have a “bleed” area, as it is impossible to cut a large number of sheets on a line or white edge. For the same reason, ensure that all text is 5mm away from the edge of your artwork. (See our Supplying Artwork page for an illustration that may help explain the importance of “Bleed” more clearly.)
Artwork created to a correct standard size with bleed, you will help reduce any potential delays in both proofing and printing.
WHY IS PDF THE BEST FORMAT?
The advantage of saving your Artwork as a PDF file is that your text can be preserved as vector strokes or outlines, rather than pixels (or dots) when saved in other file formats such as Jpeg or tiff files. Vector strokes will result in a much higher quality finish than flattened text which you may find in JPEG. A correctly formatted PDF file will also embed any fonts used in your design directly into the document. This helps prevent any font defaulting, or changing, should we not have exactly the same typeface font that you have used in your artwork
Do carefully check all the relevant Dialogue pop-
If you are creating your artwork in software such as Adobe Photoshop we require that you start, or set-
All our print products, whether printed Lithographically (for longer run printing), or digitally (for shorter run printing), are printed using a four colour process (CMYK -
It is vital that you refer to our SEPARATE “Colour Issues” page for crucially important information on the way colour affects the successful printing of your artwork.