Artwork Guidelines

 

We support a multitude of software applications, but if you are supplying print ready files, we prefer them to be in PDF (Portable Document Format) format.

Print Ready PDFs

If you do not wish to download our templates, the 'High Quality' or 'Print Quality' PDF export setting within most applications will be acceptable. Keep your artwork within artboard/document to avoid print loss.

We suggest checking settings such as crop marks/cut lines and bleeds and preview your PDF before sending.

 

Providing Source Files

If we are altering the files after submission, or you are providing any format other than PDF as described above, we ask for the source (or working) files packaged with the assets and fonts that might otherwise only reside on your computer.

For best results sending source files, do not 'Save As' or 'Export', instead 'Package' your file with fonts and links included.

 

Colour Space

Our digital presses use CMYK inks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black). For the most accurate colour, please design your project in the CMYK colour space. We cannot guarantee that the printed colours will exactly match the colours you see on your screen, but designing in CMYK will give you the most accurate prediction for what the colour will look like when printed with CMYK inks.

If you are using Pantone (PMS) colour swatches in your project please note that using a Pantone swatch in your file does not guarantee that the printed output will match that Pantone colour. Many Pantone colours cannot accurately be reproduced by CMYK inks so it is not advised to use Pantone colours unless you are following brand guidelines that specify a Pantone colour. If that is the case you do not need to convert Pantone swatches to CMYK prior to submitting your files, our press software will convert any spot colours to CMYK prior to printing and will give you as close a match as possible.

 


Templates

 

If you’re having trouble setting up your own design files, then you can use our setup templates to help you determine proper bleeds and margins for your single-page prints, folded cards, multi pagers, large format prints, and mailers.

Sample Book

Submit a request for any template through our Custom Pricing form, by Email, or by Live Chat.