Accepted File Formats
For a speedy and streamlined process we prefer multiple page Press Ready PDF files. We do accept the following file formats as well: PDF, TIFF, TIF and EPS.
If you do have another file format you would like to supply us, please contact us to ensure we are able to use it or if there may be a way we can help you through to creating a multiple page Press Ready PDF instead out of your chosen software.
We highly recommend designing and creating your artwork from such programs as Adobe InDesign or Illustrator as they will provide the best output for print. Using vector based software will result in clearer, cleaner and a more crisp print quality compared to such pixel based software as Adobe Photoshop.
If you do design in Photoshop please make sure your file size is 300dpi.
If you have any further questions please give us a call on 03 5338 2772.
What is CMYK?
This is the standard printing method that uses the four process colours of
- Cyan (C),
- Magenta (M),
- Yellow (Y) and
- Black (K).
These four inks are combined in varying percentages to create a broader spectrum of colour and is industry standard in both Digital and Offset printing.
Ensure when setting up your artwork that you have created your print material in a CMYK colour space and not RGB.
File check list
- All digital printing must have artwork set to CMYK
- Convert all RGB images to CMYK
- Convert all text to OUTLINES or ensure fonts are embedded correctly
- Include 3mm bleed with crop marks
- Check for overprint and knockout attributes based on the outcome you require
- Ensure quality output is correct for Press Ready Printing
- Check pagination and page order – (Page 1 in your document is considered the front of your artwork and Page 2 as the back)
- Check for alignment of panels and spreads
- Images to be at least 300dpi
What is bleed?
Bleed is a term used to describe an overflow of artwork beyond the artwork size (or trim size). This bleed will be later trimmed off for a flush finish. We ask for artwork and designs to be supplied with bleed of a minimum of 3mm.
The attached images shows how the trim marks and bleed should look like on your file.