your own artwork
can accept your own files via email, CD-ROM, Floppy Disc,
FTP, USB Device or download them from your own servers.
designs should be saved as a Hi-Res (Press Quality) PDF file
to a minimum of X-1a:2001 standard (see www.adobe.com for
are able to accept other file formats such as MS-Word or MS-Publisher
however you should be aware that designs made in MS-Word or
MS-Publisher are very difficult to accurately print from due
to font and colour variation problems. (See CMYK & RGB
Below) We do not accept any responsibilty for any errors caused
by these programs.
you are designing your own artwork you should consider the
term bleed is used to describe printing a colour right to
the edge of the paper.
achieve this effect we must print the image bigger than required
onto large sheets of paper then trim the edges to the desired
size, which gives you the bleed effect. Bleed should be set
is equally important to keep things such as text at least
3mm (preferably 5mm+) inside the cut line or you risk it being
cut off or undesirably close to the edge.
(Dots per inch) All full colour printing is made up of millions
of dots, the more dots per inch the better the quality. Usually
print is run at 300dpi or 600dpi. Website images are usually
72dpi so you can't really copy images from a web page and
expect good quality print.
images are of course designed to be retrieved from websites
they will normally pop-up in their own page and fil your screen
- very large images should be ok to print from. Remeber just
because it prints on your home printer doesn't mean it will
print on a professional grade press. If unsure about your
images please check with our design team.