1. FILE FORMATS
Ideally an Illustrator AI or EPS for a PC, a Corel Draw file, PDF or a print quality JPEG would be preferable. Please convert all text in your artwork to outlines / curves so that it is an object, no longer text. If you are unsure please feel free to give us a call for advice.
This is one of the biggest problems. Your image may look fine on screen but the resolution of the image may be not. For print the image needs to be at 300dpi at the size you want to print it. If the image looks blurry when you start to zoom in the it is likely to be blurry when it is printed.
3. COLOUR MODE
We print CMYK but we can colour match to coated pantones. A Pantone reference is a print colour matching system which allows us to produce a product in colours that will match your brand guidelines. You can get a Pantone from your designer or local print shop or alternatively you can post us something and we can colour match it for you.
4. ADD BLEED
Bleed is an area around the artwork where images running up to the edge of the print area exceeds this point to avoid white lining and to allow movement when the artwork is being cut. Usually a bleed of 2 – 3mm will be adequate.
5. TRIM MARKS
Trim marks allow for accurate positioning on the artwork on to the chosen product.
6. SOURCE THE RIGHT IMAGES
If you use images downloaded from the internet there is a very good chance it will be blurred when printed. Please also be aware that many images sourced from the internet may have copyright issues. If you are unsure if your artwork will be ok please email it to us and we can advise.