Artwork Preparation Guide
Send us a file ready to print!
Preferably a Press Ready/High resolution PDF or illustrator eps, with the fonts embedded or converted to outline. If you cannot do this then we will accept artwork in the following software packages: QuarkXpress, Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Freehand and Acrobat. Supply all fonts used or outline text before saving. You must make sure that all images used are converted to CMYK, RGB images will reproduce very poorly.
When you are supplying a Press Ready or High resolution PDF, the minimum resolution we will accept for good results is 300dpi at half size. If you are supplying the origination in a software package, please supply all original files along with any imported scans, logos, fonts etc. Supply a laser proof with all files, marked up with sizes, scales, fonts, software used and any other relevant information. Please work to whole scales i.e. 1:2, 1:4, 1:10 etc.
For help and advice please call us and speak to our graphic design department:
01453 759 662
Important Artwork Notes:
- Positional proof - This proof is usually a laser or inkjet run off which we can only use for positional accuracy. Positional proofs cannot be used for colour matching.
- Colour matching. If you send a match print or other hard copy printed material (i.e. letterhead, brochure) we will check your file prior to printing. If we cannot achieve a reasonable match we will call you to discuss. It is not always possible to match pantone colours using CMYK printers. Our printers and media are carefully calibrated but if no colour proof is provided we can only print what is supplied on disk.
- Please make sure that the artwork files you send match our specification. We cannot be held responsible for errors that occur resulting from supplied artwork that does not meet our specification and reserve the right to charge for any remedial work prior to printing. Correct artwork means no additional charges or time delays.