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
Provide artwork sized to the required print size. 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 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.
Digital: Our digital printing machines print in CMYK colour profile (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black). For colour accuracy provide all artwork in CYMK.
Inkjet: Our inkjet printing machines print in CMYK & RGB colour profiles (Red, Green & Blue). For colour accuracy artwork can be provided in either colour profile.
If you are working in RGB colour profile and your colours appear saturated when converting to CYMK, do not convert.
Black & White
For best B&W printing results provide all artwork in GREYSCALE.
Images & content used within colour artwork that appear B&W on screen but contain colour information can sometimes print incorrectly, convert to GREYSCALE before saving to PDF.
Provide all artwork in PDF format.
The PDF file saving preference we recommend is – High Quality Print.
File > Save > Photoshop PDF > High Quality Print > Save.
InDesign & Illustrator
File > Save > PDF > High Quality Print > Crop Marks & 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 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 printers 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.
Export your artwork in printers spreads, eg. for A6 folded provide artwork as A5 printer spread, A5 as A4.