Artwork guidelines

Please take note of the following guidelines for preparing and submitting your artwork for print.

1. Document Size

Please ensure that your artwork is the same size or at a reduced scale to your final print size e.g. 10%, 25%, 50%. For example, 1000mm x 1000mm at 50% would scale down to 500mm x 500mm. DO NOT SPLIT ARTWORK INTO SECTIONS: If your graphic is to be a multi panel display please do not tile or section it – we will take care of that for you.

2. Bleed

When creating your document please include bleed outside your final print size. 20mm is usually fine, but if your print is being wrap-mounted then your artwork needs to include 50mm bleed all round.

3. File formats/preferred applications

We prefer print-ready, high resolution PDFs supplied with bleed and crop marks. Also, if applicable, please send any cutter guides required.
Please package and supply all fonts and images when supplying either an InDesign or Illustrator (ai) file as artwork.
Providing visuals along with your artwork really helps us to make sure your artwork is absolutely accurate.

4. Resolution

If your artwork includes images please ensure that they are at 100dpi at final size. Low resolution images will result in pixelation. Images should be approximately 60mb per sq metre. For example, image coverage 2m wide x 1m high = 120mb

5. Colour matching

For an accurate colour matching result, please supply spot colours with the required Pantone colour. Suppying a proof or sample will assist with colour matching.
If you wish to check the colour and content of your job before production, a hard copy proof is available for an additional fee (which we recommend if the colour is critical). We are able to produce a proof from the same print device the final job will be run on. This wil be acccurate for both colour and content.

PLEASE NOTE: Studio time may be charged if files need any amendments to meet print requirements.