How to supply your artwork :
We require Artwork in the following format - see definitions & checklist below
- PDF’s are the preferred way of supplying artwork.
- Images to be CMYK and high resolution (at least 300dpi)
- Artwork should be in CMYK colour format
- Fonts must be outlined (converted to curves) or embedded in document
- 3mm bleed allowance to be included.
- Files up to 8mb can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Files over 8mb send free via Send6 (www.send6.com)
Artwork Design Costs (if not supplied in above format)
Basic: $40 for basic text and supplied logo - one revision, proof emailed to you.
Medium: $80 for multiple text and supplied logo - up to two revisions, proof emailed to you
Advanced $150 for new design with your supplied logo - up to three revisions, proof emailed to you
All prices listed on our website are based on supplied artwork in the above PDF Format.
If Artwork is not supplied there are three options available, please ring us 03 8742 2611 for more information.
An Adobe format that allows people to view and transmit data across various computer platforms. PDF files can be created to be high resolution for print files or low resolution for quick digital viewing and transferring.
Images from the Internet are normally about 72dpi (72 dots per inch) great for viewing on your computer screen, but they will never look good when printed. Remember the higher the dpi the better resolution of an image. All printing is done at 300dpi, so your images should be at least 300dpi.
JPG and GIF are great for photographic images on the web, because it compresses the file (makes the file size smaller for faster downloading). Not ideal for printing, because every time you save it, you lose more colour and detail. Images should be TIFF / PSD/ or EPS for printing Saved as CMYK colour format High Resolution
CMYK & RGB
Your computer views images in 3 colours - called RGB (Red,Green & Blue). Commercial printers use a 4 colour process CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) You must convert Artwork to CMYK colour format before they are printed.
Fonts have several versions and slight differences that may cause commercial printing problems. To ensure fonts are printed correctly ensure all fonts are outlined (converted to curves) if not possible make sure fonts are fully embedded in artwork.
Your artwork may have images or colours that run off the edge of the page.
Therefore, you must extend the design beyond trim marks. This is referred to as a bleed. A bleed is essential for finishing purposes, to allow us to trim to size.
We require at least 3mm bleed. Make sure Text and borders are at least 5mm in from the edge of the page.
- Product page size is correct
- Appropriate bleed is included
- All images are converted to CYMK and saved as TIFF or EPS files
- Photos are scanned at 300dpi at 100%, Lineart images are scanned at 800 to 1200dpi at 100%
- Any alpha channels are removed and images are flattened
- All linked/placed TIFF or EPS files are supplied
- All colours are converted to CYMK and maximum ink coverage is no more than 300%
- All tints are more than 10% each of CYMK
- All screen and printer fonts are supplied
- No Multiple Master or Metric fonts are used
- No effects from the ‘text effect’ menu in Freehand or QuarkXPress are used
- Design is saved as the native file from the application
- PDFs are CMYK, high resolution, with bleed and all fonts embedded
- texture/patterned or postscript fills have been used.
Note: Before sending your file, check to see if your file will open correctly and all images, text etc.