Artwork Setup For Print

Ready to send your print artwork setup to us? In order to ensure that your print job runs smoothly, please follow this guide to our preferred setup formats. If you’ve any questions, just ask – we’ll be happy to help!

Print

A print ready file is a high resolution PDF file, with bleed, trim marks, CMYK format with no alteration or further work required. The best file format to supply us with is a PDF. This format includes all fonts, images and art detail. What you see on your screen is what we print. Please ensure your artwork is in CMYK format, not RGB.  For the best results, engage a Graphic Designer to prepare quality artwork for your business. Ask your designer to convert all spot colours to process. Our preferred PDF format is a
PDF/X-1a:2001 file.

Graphic Design Print Services

Supported Applications

We support most professional graphics programs irrespective of operating system, Adobe being the most popular. Please note that artwork created using Microsoft Office products is not optimised for commercial print. We will identify these files on processing and advise of potential print issues prior to production where possible. Many clients use the free version of Canva.com

Minimum Specification

We recommend a minimum resolution of 300dpi (dots per inch) for best results for most products. All files which require print to the cut edge need to be supplied with a minimum of 3mm bleed from the cut edge. This is to allow for any production shift which may occur. 

Colour

Please ensure your files are in CMYK format. Change all spot colours to CMYK unless the product is being cut to shape. If it is being cut to shape (for example in the case of a folder), a keyline will be required for our Cylinder or digital table cutter. Contact Customer Service to find out more about how to set up artwork for die-cutting.

File Checking

All files received will be processed using our Switch artwork process automation software. Any issues will be communicated back to you prior to production commencing. Please note that artwork issues may affect your turnaround time so please ensure to follow all guidelines on this page.