HELP CENTRE

PRINT READY ARTWORK

Artwork that is considered Print Ready must meet our guidelines below, no exceptions.

Format

Artwork must be supplied in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format only.

Fonts

All fonts must be embedded or converted to curves/outlines.

Colour

Supplied file must be in either CMYK colour mode or specified Pantone colours.

Images

Images must be in CMYK or Pantone colour and a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Bleed

All graphics that touch the trim line must exceed a minimum of 1/8″ (0.125 inches).

Impositioning

Artwork (single or double sided) should be setup 1up on a page with top-to-top orientation.

Critical Print Area
Important text must be contained within this area to avoid the possibility of being removed during the trimming process. A minimum margin of 1/8” (0.125 inch) is required.

Trim Line
This is the finished size of your artwork. All images or text beyond the trim line will be removed at production.

Artwork Example

newBC

Critical Print Area
Trim Line
Bleed

PRINT READY TUTORIALS

ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS

Vector

pdf (Adobe Acrobat)
• All fonts embedded
cdr (CorelDRAW X8 or earlier)
• All fonts to curves
eps
• All fonts to curves/outlines
ai (Illustrator CS6 or earlier)
• All fonts to outlines w/linked images embedded

Image

jpg, png, tif, psd (CS6 or earlier – all layers must be flattened)
• minimum resolution 300 dpi at finished size

STANDARD TEMPLATES

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