How should customers prepare their final artwork for printing...
In simple the best file for customers to send to us is a print ready .PDF file, For quality purposes this file should be 300 DPI, It should also be converted to CMYK colour space, The fonts in the document should be outlined.
If your image bleeds off of the page we recommend you give the document a 3mm to 5mm bleed all around.
Please check your final PDF document before you send it to us.
Below Is a diagram to explain the term "bleed",
As you can see the word "DOC" extends (bleeds) over the red "cut" line on both left and right... This means that when we guillotine/cut to the trim marks, cutting exactly where the red line is shown, the start of the "D" and the end of the "C" are trimmed off.
i.e. The word "DOC" bleeds off of the document on both sides
You can now see how the 3-5mm bleed area around the document allows the designer to extend (bleed) images or text outside the trim line (edge of of printed document).
White is your document
Red is where our guillotine will trim the document to actual finished size
Green is the bleed area 3mm-5mm
Although we prefer Print Ready PDF files (with CMYK colour space and outlined typefaces, we can also work with the following:
Hi-Res JPEG / JPG
Photoshop Files with typefaces included
Illustrator Files with typefaces outlined
Plus many other formats (please call us to check compatibility)
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