Artwork Specification

Software applications supported

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign. If you cannot supply artwork in the above file formats your artwork should be supplied as a print ready PDF/X-1a:2001 file. CMYK files should use Fogra39 settings. Please call our studio team if you have any artwork queries.
digital artwork file carriers E-mail, Dropbox and We Transfer.

If supplying artwork via e-mail, confirmation of sender, file name and date sent are required. It is always best to send e-mails from Mac to Mac as PC’s can re-write attached Mac files into a PC format.

Artwork attachments via e-mail must have a maximum file size of 5MB. Larger files can be compressed using Stuffit or Winzip or saved in a jpeg format. Upload files larger than 5MB using either Dropbox or We Transfer and send a download link to our studio team.
artwork design

Bleed – All documents must have at least 5mm bleed. Avoid using fine lines less than 1 point for screen printed images and 0.5 point for 4 colour process images.

Check that the page size matches your required final document size.

Fonts –  All fonts used should be supplied. Text using fonts that can’t be supplied must be converted to paths or outlined.

Colour separation

All spot / line colour artwork files must be colour split using Pantone colour references. For 4 colour process artwork files use CMYK separations and values.
image resolution

All images, illustrations and photographs must be accompanied by high resolution originals. Images should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at the actual size they are to appear when printed.

Trap and spread

The correct amount of trap and spread (used when two or more colours touch or overlap) will automatically be applied to any artwork files requiring this.

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