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printing file size gude & artwork checks

getting your files print ready

displayWhen placing an order you will have the opportunity to upload, check and proof your artwork online before making payment.

once you place your order it automatically gets sent straight into print production so you should only upload files if you are sure they are print ready.

what files do we accept

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  • Format - PDF or JPEG
  • Colour - CMYK
  • Bleed - 3mm Additional to cut size
  • Resolution - 300dpi
  • Fonts - outlined
  • No printer marks/colour bars
  • Printing Sizes & Artwork Guide

    how should you supply your artwork ?

    IMPORTANT - The online prices are for "print ready" supplied artwork only. If our graphic design studio have to amend the file (e.g. resize, adjust colour or make changes), there may be an additional charge, but don't worry, we will always tell you first.

    To be certain your artwork is "print ready" use the check list below to ensure it meets the following requirements.

    • FILE FORMAT - We accept artwork as "print ready" only if it is in PDF, JPEG.
       
    • RESOLUTION - To ensure your files print clearly all artwork including images must be supplied at a resolution of at least 300dpi. Anything lower than this may result in blurry, bitmapped or pixelated print.

      Note: images used from the web are generally 72dpi and although they look fine on screen they may not be suitable for full colour printing.

    • COLOURS - CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) is an industry standard formula designed to give the most precise colour reproductions. Artwork received using Pantone, Spot or RGB (commonly Web colours) will be converted into CMYK format, this may cause some colours to change.
       
    • FONTS - Due to the vast number of different fonts, all fonts used must be outilined before sending us the final artwork. Failure to do this could result in an alternative style being used automatically.
       
    • BLEED - Minimum bleed requirements are 3mm all round.
       
    • TEXT - All text must be a safe distance from the edge, a minimum of 5mm is recommended.
       
    • ARTWORK SIZE - Please refer to the sizes specified by the individual product specifications. Please remember to add 6mm to the finished artwork size to allow for 3mm bleed on all edges. - see size guide for artwork templates

    Print Templates - Download our printing templates to help you setup your artwork

     

    Download Size Guide Templates

    Business Cards Printing Size

    View Business Cards Product Page

    Size Print Dimensions With Bleed PDF JPEG
    Standard 85mm x 55mm 91mm x 61mm Click to download Click to download

    Flyer & Leaflet Printing Templates

    View Flyers & Leaflets Product Page

    Size Print Dimensions With Bleed PDF JPEG
    A6 - Postcard size 105mm x 148mm 111mm x 154mm Click to download Click to download
    A5 - Half of A4 148mm x 210mm 154mm x 216mm Click to download Click to download
    DL - Compliment Slip 99mm x 210mm 105mm x 216mm Click to download Click to download
    A4 210mm x 297mm 216mm x 303mm Click to download Click to download
    A3 - double A4 297mm x 420mm 303mm x 426mm Click to download Click to download

    Poster Printing Templates

    View Poster Printing Product Page

    Size Print Dimensions With Bleed PDF JPEG
    A0 841mm x 1189mm 847mm x 1195mm Click to download Click to download
    A1 594mm x 841mm 600mm x 847mm Click to download Click to download
    A2 420mm x 594mm 426mm x 600mm Click to download Click to download
    A3 297mm x 420mm 303mm x 426mm Click to download Click to download
    A4 210mm x 297mm 216mm x 303mm Click to download Click to download

    Tickets & Voucher printing size guide

    View Ticket and Voucher Printing Page

    Size Print Dimensions With Bleed PDF JPEG
    Standard - 2 Part 200mm x 65mm 206mm x 71mm Click to download Click to download
    3 Part 200mm x 65mm 206mm x 71mm Click to download Click to download
    Single Ticket- No Stub 200mm x 65mm 206mm x 71mm Click to download Click to download
    Double Sided Ticket - Back Only 200mm x 65mm 206mm x 71mm Click to download Click to download