We can only accept artwork as ‘print ready’ if it is supplied in the below formats. Artwork should be sized in proportion and can be supplied at 50% of the finished size. Artwork templates can be downloaded in .pdf format from the product page and will give you maximum print areas including any bleed requirements. Files should be in suitable vector or bitmap format depanding on the printing process.
If you have any questions regarding print ready artwork or formats please call one of our studio team on 01422 370021 or email
Large artwork files can be sent for free via www.wetransfer.com
The following file formats are accepted as print ready artwork, below are our print guidelines to ensure we print your artwork without delays and to the highest of standards.
Adobe .pdf’s should be saved in CMYK colour format, high resolution files with all fonts converted to outlines / curves. Artwork can be supplied at full size. Most major graphic manipulation tools will allow graphics to be saved as a .pdf.
AI / EPS Files
We can accept print ready artwork as both ai. and .eps files, please make sure all fonts and outlines are saved as curves. Please ensure any embedded images are supplied.
CDR CorelDRAW Files
We can accept print ready artwork as a CorelDRAW file, please make sure that all fonts are converted to curves and any outlines are set to scale with image.
File Formats Not Accepted
The following Microsoft programs are not design packages and if supplied as artwork these formats will require
converting and may incur an artwork charge.
Due to the vast amount of fonts available, all fonts must be outlined or embedded before sending the artwork. Failure to do this could result in your artwork printing with automatically substituted fonts and appearing different to intended.
To ensure high quality print, artwork or images need to be supplied at 300dpi (dots per inch) or higher at actual size. Enlarging smaller images will result in loss of quality, Anything lower than this may result in blurry, bitmapped or pixelated print. Images from the internet are 72dpi and appear fine on screen but they are not suitable for full colour printing.
The colour format of your artwork is determined by the the print process, please check below which format you require
Screen Printing (Vector Graphics)
Flags, Tax Disc Holders, Stickers & Keyrings
Screen printed graphics use pantone colour references for matching purposes so all colours should be supplied with pantone reference numbers.
Digital Printing (Full Colour Graphics)
Automotive Display Products, Banners, Flags, Bunting, Roller Banners, Posters & Signs
Colours should be set to CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) and spot colours should be converted to CMYK process.