SET-UP

PAPER SIZES
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
DL
Business Cards
TRIM SIZE MM
594 x 841
420 x 594
297 x 420
210 x 297
148 x 210
105 x 148
74 x 105
99 x 210
55 x 86
BLEED SIZE MM
600 x 847
426 x 600
303 x 426
216 x 303
154 x 216
111 x 154
80 x 111
105 x 216
61 x 92

LAYOUT

Provide artwork sized to the required print size, image size resolution 300dpi. If you know your design will extend to the paper’s edge, set up the bleed area when you create your artwork.

Bleed: If artwork contains edge-to-edge objects such as colour backgrounds or images, make sure these extend into the 3mm bleed area. This bleed will be trimmed off when finished.

Trim: This is the final size that the artwork will be trimmed to. Custom sizes are also available within our A sizes.

Safe area: Create a safe area at least 5 – 10mm away from the artwork edges. Ensure all objects such as page numbers, logos or text are kept within this area.

COLOUR

Digital: Our digital printing machines print in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). For colour accuracy, provide all artwork in CMYK colour profile.

Inkjet: Our inkjet printing machines print in CMYK and RGB (Red, Green and Blue). For colour accuracy, artwork can be provided in either colour profile. If you are working in RGB and your colours appear saturated when converting to CMYK, do not convert.

Black And White

For the best black and white printing results, provide all artwork in GREYSCALE.

Content used in colour artwork that appears black and white on screen but contains colour information can print incorrectly; convert to GREYSCALE before saving to PDF.

FILE SAVING

PDF
Provide all artwork in PDF format.
The PDF file saving preference we recommend is High Quality Print.

Photoshop
File > Save > Photoshop PDF > High Quality Print > Save. 

InDesign & Illustrator
File > Save > PDF > High Quality Print > Crop Marks and Bleed Settings > Save. 

If you are unable to save artwork directly to PDF, use Adobe PDF file converter to turn your JPG into PDF. 

Always check your PDF file has saved correctly before uploading to print.

Booklets

Booklets are printed in multiples of 4 pages, eg. 4, 8, 12 (total page count must be evenly divisible by 4). Export your booklet artwork in single pages for us to impose, or in printer spreads. 

Arrange your single pages in the order that they wish to be read eg. P1 (front cover), P2 (inside front cover), P3, P4, P5, P6, P7 (inside back cover), P8 (back cover). Provide as a multipage PDF or separate clearly labeled files.

Single pages.

Greeting Cards

Export your artwork in printer spreads, eg. for A6 folded card provide artwork as A5 printer spread; A5 as A4.

Printer spreads.