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*Business cards  *Letterheads  *Booklets *Compliment slips  *NCR sets or books *Leaflets  *Banners  *Wedding stationery *Invitations   *Web Site Design  *Postcards *Any other print requirement


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Artwork Files

Accepted File Formats

Print ready files will be accepted in the following formats...

PDF/X-1a

JPEG

TIFF

EPS


All print ready files will have a free check before processing to print.


Accepted File Format for File Fixing Service

Adobe Creative Suite

Coreldraw

Microsoft Office


When using our File Fixing Service, we will turn your designs into print ready PDF’s.

Please supply all fonts or ensure they have been converted

to curves/paths/outlines prior to submission.

Your minimum font size should be 5pt.


PDF Creation

Always save as a high quality or print quality PDF.

If using Acrobat Distiller then choose PDF/X-1a:2001 from the drop-down list.

When creating your PDF please embed all fonts.

If your job has bleed, please allow 3mm bleed in PDF settings.

Create your PDF with crop marks if possible.

Supply all files as 1up as we will deal with the imposition at this end.

Please always view your PDF with Output Preview open before submitting it for print as this gives the most accurate representation of how the file will look once printed, and may highlight errors that are not visible without Output Preview open.


If your job is to be folded, we highly recommend printing a copy and making a folded mock up. This will confirm it backs up properly, and that each section is orientated correctly.


Folded Jobs

Please supply folded work as a double sided 2 page file (or 2 single files with the file which is to be the outside of the

leaflet clearly named), not a 4 page or 6 page file.


Booklet Page order

The booklet page total must be divisible by 4.

Please supply your booklets as one file with multiple pages in single-page format running in the correct order from start to finish (i.e. a 16 page booklet will run from pages 1-16, page 1 being the front cover and page 16 being the back cover)

Please do not supply your booklet as printers’ pairs or as spreads.


Creep

The closer you get to the centre pages of a booklet, the more has to be trimmed off the page edges.

We recommend that you do not have text (especially page numbers) or images too close to the edges of the page of your booklet. A gap of at least 5mm is recommended on all edges.


Large Format and Digital

Large format and digital printing utilises a different print technology to lithographic print. This means colours may not be an exact match to your litho printed jobs.


If you are submitting jobs for both litho and large format digital and they contain common colours, please be aware of this

slight variance in colour between the two processes.



Templates

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Business Cards


Business Cards (Portrait)


Letterheads


Compliment Slips


DL Leaflets


A6 Leaflets


A6 Leaflets (Landscape)


A5 Leaflets


A5 Leaflets (Landscape)


A4 Leaflets


A4 Leaflets (Landscape)


A5 Folded To A6 Leaflets


A4 Folded To DL Leaflets


A4 Folded To A5 Leaflets


A3 Folded To A4 Leaflets


Roller Banners


Business cards.pdf Business cards - Portrait.pdf Letterheads.pdf Compliment Slips.pdf DL Leaflet.pdf A6 Leaflet.pdf A6 Leaflet - Landscape.pdf A5 Leaflet.pdf A5 Leaflet - landscape.pdf A4 Leaflet.pdf A4 Leaflet - landscape.pdf A5 Leaflet Folded To A6.pdf A4 Leaflet Folded To DL.pdf A4 Leaflet Folded To A5.pdf A3 Leaflet Folded To A4.pdf Roller banner Template.pdf Bleed NOT required Bleed required Design and Print Ready Information Basic sizes - Standard page sizes A3 297mm x 420mm 303mm x 426mm incl. bleed A4 210mm x 297mm 216mm x 303mm incl. bleed A5 148mm x 210mm 254mm x 216mm incl. bleed DL - 1/3 A4 99mm x 210mm 105mm x 216mm incl. bleed A6 105mm x 148mm 111mm x 154mm incl. bleed Business cards 85mm x 55mm 91mm x 61mm incl. bleed

Colour

Spot Colours

Ensure all colours in spot colour jobs are assigned Pantone colours.

CMYK and RGB colour used in spot colour jobs will not be processed for printing until correct artwork is submitted.


RGB Colours

Do not use RGB colour in full colour jobs as the resulting colour may not be as expected once

converted to CMYK for print.


RGB Black

If you use RGB black (R 0, G 0, B 0) as a vector fill colour, it should be converted to CMYK black (100% K)

Please also avoid having vector RGB black joining bitmap RGB black in your design as the join will be extremely noticeable once converted to CMYK


Overprint Colours

Please be careful not to accidentally set a fill or line to overprint, as the final printed job will not  look as it does in your design file. Remember, inks are transparent. Once you have created your PDF for printing (see below) view it In Acrobat Professional and go to the drop down menu advanced/pint production and activate overprint preview. In this view you will be able to see if you have inadvertently left any overprints on your job. Overprints are also identifiable by printing separations.


Black

Ensure all black text and fills have the colour value C0 M0 Y0 K100. Large solid areas of black can be made to look darker with the addition of 40% Cyan. (C40 M0 Y0 K100) resulting in a deeper looking black known as ‘rich black’.


Spot to Process Colour Conversion

When converting Pantone colours to CMYK for full colour printing, there is always a slight change in colour. It is impossible to exactly replicate spot colours using CMYK inks.

The same happens when converting RGB images to CMYK, there is always a colour shift.

Please allow for this colour shift when designing your job.


Ink Coverage

Try not to exceed 300% ink coverage in any of your chosen colours within your design file (work out the total percentage by adding the C, M, Y K values together).

High ink coverage takes longer to dry and may result in set-off (colour from one side of your job getting transferred onto the other side of your job leaving a mark) and a delay in the production time of your job.


Images

Please ensure all images in your design file are high-res, or sized down to 300 dpi (dots per inch). This will ensure the files are not too large and the printed result will still look clear and sharp.

The lower the dpi the worse your image(s) will look when printed. Please be aware of this when scanning, manipulating or sourcing images for your job.

Images and logos saved from websites are most likely to be between 72-96 dpi and are therefore unsuitable for print.

We recommend images to be CMYK format. All RGB images will be converted to CMYK before being process for printing which may result in a small colour shift.

Always try to source professional images, as low quality images will only downgrade your design.

Please note, that anything above 450dpi will normally be sized down to 300 dpi before being processed.


Fonts

PDF – embed all fonts when making your PDF.

EPS – convert all fonts to outlines when making your EPS.


File Fixing Service

Please ensure all fonts used in your design file are supplied with your job, or converted to curves/paths/outlines prior to submission.

Keep a text/image limit of 5mm from the finished size where no text, images or logos are present(unless allowed to bleed).

This will avoid any part of your design appearing too close to the edge of the page and will give your job a more professional appearance.


Paper Stocks

The type of paper you chose for your job may affect the final printed colour, as all inks are transparent.

If your job is printed on an off-white paper, this may have a slight effect on the ink colour and may turn out slightly darker than anticipated.


There will be a visible difference in colour between a job printed on coated paper and one printed on uncoated.

If you were to order full colour letterheads on 100g bond (uncoated) printed along with full colour business cards on 400g silk (coated), any common colours may appear slightly different on the final print.


Gloss and matt lamination will have a noticeable effect on the appearance of your printed colour, so please bear this in mind when you are designing your job.

If you have a printout of your job which has been produced on an ink jet or laser printer please note that the colours may appear different to the colours on your final litho printed job.