Artwork Guide

Artwork Guide

The following guide is to help ensure the artwork you upload doesn’t cause a delay in processing your order. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to call us or email us.

File Size and Format

To ensure best results, please send files in PDF format.

Unnecessarily large files will cause a slow down in the processing of your files. An image for an A4+3mm bleed at 300dpi is absolutely NO larger than 40MB.

Colour Mode

All artwork supplied must be based in CMYK unless a spot/pantone colour is also specified.

If you supply files that are RGB or unspecified spot/pantone colours, they will be automatically converted to CMYK, which can slightly change colours as they may appear different from what is seen on screen.

Image Resolution

All images should be 300 dpi, but a minimum of 200 dpi is stipulated. Any lower resolution will result in a blocky image.

Print materials such as business cards, brochures and flyers require a minimum of 300 dpi.

Page Size and Bleed

Ensure your artwork is on the correct page size and that there is 3mm bleed around the finished artwork.

Bleed is required to allow for the tolerance of guillotines used in the finishing/cutting of the job and to eliminate any margin of error.

A 4mm clearance is suggested from trim size for important elements – text imagery etc. (Example: A4 page:216x303mm trim: 210x297mm)

Below is an example with all bleeds and marks in a pdf file:



Please make sure all fonts used in the artwork are embedded while producing your PDF.

For unusual fonts, we recommend converting the text created with this font into curves, paths or outlines – dependent upon the software package being used. This prevents us requesting the original font when we print your job, and improves processing times.


Whilst every effort will be made to inform you of any apparent errors, we will reproduce the artwork you provide without further proof-reading on our part.

We do not accept responsibility for any inaccuracies in your artwork.