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PDF FIRST CHOICE!
Preferable all artwork should be supplied in high-resolution PDF format at correct file size.
CORRECT PREPARATION OF PDF FILES
When creating a PDF in Acrobat there are job options which must be set for commercial printing. These include default resolution, compression settings and font embedding.
Please ensure you choose high resolution. Compression settings for colour and greyscale should be downsampled to 300dpi with “auto compression” set on high. Bitmapped (monochrome: i.e. line art) images should be set at 600dpi. Font embedding should be set to “embed all fonts.” All artwork to be flattened ., in order to flatten artwork, open your PDF go to preflight, PDF optimizer and flatten form fields.
Please ensure there is 3mm bleed all round the PDF, i.e. save the PDF with 5mm added to each measurement. Include crop and bleed marks. If your artwork is supplied without bleed we may not always be able to add it on for you and you may have to amend and re-supply the artwork.We advise that you allow a minimum of 3mm margin for text from the edge of the document to allow for trimming. If creasing or folding is required please mark in the bleed area of your artwork.
CMYK NOT RGB PLEASE!
Please ensure that all embedded images are CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) files. RGB images may look good on your screen but final output to print is always in CMYK. One should be aware that files converted from RGB to CMYK may alter the colour composition significantly!
SENDING ARTWORK BY EMAIL
Maximum file size preferred by email is 10mb. Files larger than this should be sent on disk or by using one of the many file sharing sites that are now readily available and allow you to send large files normally free of charge.
WHAT IS A PDF?
PDF stands for Portable Document Format. Supplying a print ready PDF not only eliminates all of the extra files you would have traditionally sent to a printing company, it will also speed your file through our pre-press department as we won’t need to load everything into our system. By supplying a print ready PDF you create a simple workflow between you and us, enabling a hassle free transition from design through to print and delivery.
WHAT IS A PRINT READY PDF?
A Print ready PDF must meet certain criteria for your file to print without problems. All print ready PDFs need to contain the following:
Your file is set up as four colour process CMYK, not RGB. If it’s not in CMYK, don’t worry; we’ll happily convert it for you. However some of the colours may look different or washed out when printed.
Your document page size is exactly the same as the finished trim size.
Fonts are embedded or converted to outlines so no fonts are needed.
All scans and images are 300 dpi resolution and placed in your artwork at 100% of the final print size.
Images are embedded in the file.
Artwork files supplied have 3mm bleed.
Any trim, score or folds are clearly indicated outside the print area. .
Artwork is a minimum of 5mm from the trim leaving a 6mm safe or quiet area.
Black text is not created from CMYK, but is 100% black only.
White text or graphics are not set to overprint.