Supplying your own artwork for print:
Please ensure all artwork is setup correctly for print according to the below specifications. If files are not supplied correctly and changes have to be made, a Pre-Press fee will apply. If you are satisfied that your artwork meets our specifications, please email them to us or upload them via the contact form.
> All files submitted as a PDF
> NO Printers marks
> 2mm bleed; 5mm on folders
> All text is minimum 3mm in from cutting edge
> 100% scale
> 1-up on a single page|
> convert your text to paths, curves or outlines or embed fonts in PDF
> please ensure all images are a minimum 300dpi
> nominate all colours as CMYK
> We do not accept American page sizes. Please ensure all files fit the Australian paper guidelines. See here for paper sizes.
Important things to remember
> The best way to produce a PDF is by printing to a postscript file and then processing the postscript file through Acrobat Distiller.
> When creating PDF files from InDesign, fonts can be unstable when embedding using the InDesign PDF settings. Use Acrobat Distiller.
> Please check and confirm all images you are using are CMYK and high resolution.
> Images need to be not less than 300dpi and 1200dpi for bitmaps.
> Do not save with any colour profiles.
> Ensure you flatten all transparencies and layers to avoid problems when going to print.
> Check for the need of a rich black in large black areas.
We suggest 40C 40M 30Y 100k. Be careful that registration colour has not been used in your document.
Foil – File Setup
Please supply an extra page on design that require foiling.The last page should be a black and white pdf showing where the Matt Etch Varnish will go. The 100% black will show where the file will be FOILED.
Embossing – File Setup
Please supply an extra page on design that require foiling.The last page should be a black and white pdf showing where the Embossing will go. The 100% black will show where the file will be EMBOSSED.
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