Technical Spec

ARTWORK FOR PRINT SPECIFICATIONS

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Files should be supplied including bleeds. Print will be returned at the finished sizes. Please ensure all artwork is centred within the document page. Please ensure no excess artwork remains on the artboard.

A5 finished size = 210mm x 148mm, with bleed = 216mm x 154mm A6 finished size = 148mm x 105mm, with bleed = 154mm x 111mm

A6 long finished size = 210mm x 74mm, with bleed = 216mm x 80mm

A7 finished size = 105mm x 74mm, with bleed = 111mm x 80mm

DL finished size = 210mm x 99mm, with bleed = 216mm x 105mm

Square finished size = 99mm x 99mm, with bleed = 105mm x 105mm

Credit Card finished size = 85mm x 55mm,with bleed = 91mm x 61mm

IMPOSITION & FOLDING

All artwork supplied that requires a particular imposition or folding must be accompanied by printed proof that is imposed and folded as required.

BLEEDS

All artwork must include a 3mm bleed on all sides (see sizes above), all text and images should be at least a further 5mm from the crop guides, this is because cutting can only be accurate to about 1.5mm when chopping small items like flyers. The easiest way of thinking of this if you are uncertain, is to ensure the background image goes right to the edge of the file and that all text, logos, etc are at least 8mm from the edges. To ensure correct printing, an appropriate border will be added to all artwork supplied without correct bleeds.

RESOLUTION

All non-vector artwork should be supplied at a minimum of 300DPI. Any artwork supplied lower than 300DPI will print blurred. EPS and Illustrator files should have the final output set to 2540. PDF’s should be set as follows; overall resolution of 2540, individual line art resolution of 1200DPI and individual bitmap resolution of 300DPI.

COLOUR

Unless specified all colour printing is full colour and should be completed and saved in CMYK process, Printing for Pleasure cannot take responsibility for any unexpected results experienced from artwork supplied in non-CMYK colours. Please delete all unused colour swatches from the colour palettes. Pantone or similar colours can be used for specialist jobs, please contact us for more information.

TYPE

All fonts used should be embedded (PDF’s) or converted to outlines (EPS, Illustrator).

OVERPRINT / KNOCKOUT

Please ensure that no elements of the design are set to overprint unless specifically required. We cannot always check for this and it is likely to generate unexpected results.

PHOTOSHOP FILES

Please save all Photoshop files as either uncompressed TIFF files or Photoshop EPS files. All Photoshop files must be flattened prior to saving, TIFF files saved with layers or EPS files containing vector information may not work correctly when the file is ripped and may generate unwanted results.

ARTWORK ORIGINATION & SUPPLY METHOD

We advise that artwork is generated in the following design programs; Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Artwork originally generated in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, etc is best saved as a high resolution PDF with embedded fonts on the computer it is originated on.

Artwork should be saved in PDF, EPS, TIFF, or JPEG format.

Please remember to include all fonts and images required .