What type of file formats do you accept?

  • Adobe Acrobat PDF format files are our preferred choice. PDF’s must be press optimised (print ready) with bleed, crop marks and fonts embedded.
  • Quark Xpress or Adobe InDesign files are acceptable if collected for output’ (QuarkXpress) or ‘packaged (Adobe Indesign) so that all the files and fonts are included. Pages must be set up to the correct size with bleed.
  • Illustrator files are acceptable, ideally saved in .EPS format. Bleed and crop marks must be included and all fonts converted to outlines.
  • Photoshop or similar files should be supplied as 300dpi CMYK, TIF files with LZW off. Highest quality JPG is acceptable, bleed and crop marks must be included.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files are acceptable, but ideally should be converted to PDF format.

Additional notes:

PDF files

When creating PDF files please note that books or booklets over four pages must not be supplied as spread always create a PDF containing individual pages. This does not affect your original Quark or InDesign files which may have been set up as spreads.

Bleed

If your artwork requires bleed (i.e. if it extends off the edge of the page) you must allow 3mm bleed. We also recommend that any text is kept at least 5mm away from the edge of the page.

Photos

Photographic images should be supplied as 300dpi CMYK.

Images

For lithographic print, images must be supplied in Pantone Spot Colours or CMYK formatĀ if full colour.

For digital print, ideally images should be supplied in CMYK format.