Technical Advice

Technical Advice

When ordering your printing online, please ensure that your artwork and design files meet our ‘print ready’ specifications. This will help us to speed up your order and help avoid any unnecessary additional charges we may have to apply if further design work is needed. All of the following criteria may not apply to your artwork files but please review them carefully before submitting your order for print. If you are unsure of anything, just get in touch and we will be happy to advise you.

  • Print-ready files should be supplied as PDF’s, only under special circumstances will JPEG’s, PNG’s or any other format be accepted as print ready files.
  • When saving as a PDF ensure you select “High Quality Print” preset and also in marks and bleeds
    select “Use Document Bleed Settings”.
  • Resolution should be at least 300dpi.
  • Ensure all images/photos are of high quality / high resolution when viewed at 100% before uploading.
  • Ensure file dimensions match the size of your printed product, e.g. A5 – 148 x 210mm.
  • You should refer to the dimensions shown in the relevant product specification to ensure your file dimensions match. (eg : Our standard business cards are 85mm x 55mm).
  • Include a surrounding trim/bleed area of 3 mm. Important information should be at least 5mm from the edge of the final cut size of your print.
  • Fonts must be completely outlined to ensure they are not substituted in any subsequent re-saving of files.
  • Please set your colour mode to CMYK.
  • Colour application should not exceed 300%.
  • We will not check for spelling and/or typographical errors so ensure that you have spell checked and proof read your documents thoroughly before sending to print.
  • We will not check for overprint settings.
  • Create consecutive single pages in a PDF document.
  • In a PDF file, special colours must also be specified as special colours.
  • Lines need to be at least 3 points (1.06 mm) wide.
  • Font size min. 14 pt. – the thinnest line must have a width of at least 1 mm.

Print ready artwork guidelines

Files for Graphic Design service:

PNG / JPEG / PDF / Illustrator EPS / Indesign and Photoshop files are accepted when graphic design
services are provided by us.

Files of these types are sufficient in this case since our graphic designers will use these for reference and create your print ready files according to our specifications. (Please note, where print ready files are created by us, they may only be used for the order in question and for any future orders with and will not be made available to the client for use elsewhere unless agreed in advance).

Convert all fonts to curves/outlines if supplying eps file with all Images Embedded. (It’s useful to save your image files together with the EPS file in a single zipped folder and send this to us).

Table of Standard Envelope Sizes

Size  Width (mm) Height (mm)
C0 1297 917
C1 917 648
C2 648 458
C3 458 324
C4 324 229
C5 229 162
C6 162 114
C7 114 81
C8 81 57

Table of Standard Paper Sizes

Size  Width (mm) Height (mm) Area (m2)
A0 1189 841 1.0
A1 841 595 1/2
A2 595 420 1/4
A3 420 297 1/8
A4 297 210 1/16
A5 210 148 1/32
A6 148 105 1/64
A7 105 74 1/128
A8 74 53 1/256

Paper and Envelope Standard Size Chart

Table of A series paper sizes
Table of B series paper sizes
Table of C series envelope sizes

If you have any questions on uploading or creating your files just contact us and we will be happy to help and advise.