Provide all artwork sized to the required print size, refer to our size information chart (custom sizes are available within our A sizes, provide size information in mm). If you are working in Photoshop check the resolution is set to 300dpi when setting up your document.
If your artwork contains edge to edge objects such as colour backgrounds or images, these areas have to run over the document edge. This overlapping outside area is called bleed, this area is needed when the sheet is trimmed to the final size after printing & is vital when finishing prints accurately. Set up your documents including a 3mm bleed area on all edges, extend the objects into the area before exporting to PDF.
Use margins within your document to create a safe area at least 5 – 10mm away from the edges.
Ensure all content is kept within the document margins.
Export your folded artwork in printers spreads, eg. for A6 folded provide artwork as A5 printer spread, A5 as A4.
Booklets are printed in multiples of 4 pages, eg. 4, 8, 12 (total page count must be evenly divisible by 4). Export your booklet artwork in single pages for us to impose or in printers spreads.
|Paper Sizes||Trim Size. MM||Bleed Size. MM|
|A1||594 x 841||600 x 847|
|A2||420 x 594||426 x 600|
|A3||297 x 420||303 x 426|
|A4||210 x 297||216 x 303|
|A5||148 x 210||154 x 216|
|A6||105 x 148||111 x 154|
|A7||74 x 105||80 x 111|
|DL||99 x 210||105 x 216|
|Business Card||55 x 86||61 x 92|
Our printing machines work in CMYK colour profile (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black).
For colour accuracy provide all artwork in CYMK.
The CMYK ICC profile we recommend is – Coated FOGRA39 (ISO 12647-2:2004).
Black & White
For best B&W results provide all artwork in GREYSCALE.
Images & content used within colour artwork that appear B&W on screen but contain colour information can sometimes print incorrectly, convert to GREYSCALE before exporting to PDF.
The PDF preferences we recommend are – PDF/X:2002 or High Quality Print.
File > Export > Format PDF (print) > PDF/X:2002 or High Quality Print > Crop Marks & Bleed Settings > Export. Check PDF is correct before sending to print.
Size files to the required print size, resolution minimum 300dpi.
File > Save as > Format JPEG > Quality 12 Maximum > Save. Check JPG is correct before placing into your document or sending to print.