Artwork Guidelines

We have put together some guidelines on how to supply your files to us for printing.

The preferred format is the industry standard PDF (Portable Document Format). Most computer programs accommodate this process and here are some guidelines on how to create the perfect print ready PDF.

We are very happy to guide you through the process from start to finish should you require additional help, call us on 01642 243 900

Page Size and Crop Marks

If your artwork is designed to be printed to the edge of the page, please supply a minimum of 3mm bleed and crop marks indicating the trimmed size. Multipage documents should have the pages in running order and not in spread format or printers pairs. Any text or images that does not bleed should be a minimum of 3mm away from the trim edge.


When creating colour artwork for digital printing it will be 4 colour process (CMYK), please avoid supplying RGB colours as they can print flat and dull. Our digital presses have a 5th unit which enables us to get close to Pantone colours. This must be specified at the time of quoting and the artwork will need to be marked up as that spot colour, for example you may have a full colour image and a logo that is a Pantone colour. Your colour palette will consist of CMYK and the Pantone required.


For the best result for images in digital printing image files should be at least 300dpi and CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black).