Artwork Guide

Here we explain the basics we require in order to put your product together.

We have a team of in house designers who have a wealth of experience in many sectors and pride ourselves on our creative flair. We listen to your needs and hold great respect for your expertise and vision, which when interpreted results in a very good design and a successful working relationship.

We are totally committed to customer satisfaction as we simply love what we do. Simply email us on and we will be in touch and advise you how we can progress forward.

Got your own design?  Not a problem!

The online prices are for “print ready” supplied artwork for those who are comfortable designing their own artwork, we’ve also made it easy for you to upload your files.

PDF.pdfThe industry standard and our preferred Format
JPEG.jpgPlease ensure jpeg is saved at 300dpi
PNG.pngPlease ensure png is saved at 300dpi
TIFF.tiffPlease save at 300dpi with layers flattened.
EPS.epsVector Format- ensure all text is outlined
Adobe InDesign.inddPlease package file and send a zipped copy
Adobe Illustrator.aiPlease send a pdf copy of your work
Adobe Photoshop.psdEither save as a pdf, or high res jpeg (300dpi)
Microsoft Word.doc/.docxPlease save/export your work as a pdf
Microsoft Publisher.pubPlease save/export your work as a pdf
Microsoft Powerpoint.pptPlease save/export your work as a pdf
Sizes in mm’sFinal sizeArtwork Size incl. Bleed
Business Cards (Std size)85 x 5591 x 61
DL210 x 99216 x 105
2/3 A4210 x 210216 x 216
6pp A4 630 x 297636 x 303
6pp A5 444 x 210450 x 216
A7105 x 74111 x 80
A6148 x 105154 x 111
A5210 x 148216 x 154
A4+420 x 200426 x 212
A4 Long420 x 148426 x 154
A4297 x 210303 x 216
A3 Long594 x 210600 x 216
A3420 x 297426 x 303
A2594 x 420600 x 426
A1840 x 594846 x 600
A01188 x 8401194 x 846
B7125 x 88256 x 94
B6176 x 125182 x 131
B5250 x 176256 x 182
B4353 x 250359 x 256
B3520 x 360526 x 366
B2720 x 520726 x 526
B11020 x 7201026 x 726
B01440 x 10201446 x 1026

File Formats

We prefer artwork as wantprint ready only if it is in PDF or JPEG format. PDF is the preferred format as it will keep you text nice and crisp – if you use JPEG then use the highest quality setting you can and make sure your artwork is at least 300dpi. There are many tools that allow you to save or print your artwork to PDF format. Adobe Distiller is the most commonly used programme that comes packaged with Acrobat, however there are also many free or shareware applications that work to great effect, including Primo PDF, PDF995, AcroPDF and CutePDF.

If you need as advise or assistance for creating your pdf’s help is at hand – just email us with the issues or call us and we will have one of our print experts guide you through it. The list below is to guide you through.


To ensure your files print clearly all artwork including images must be supplied at a resolution of at least 300dpi. Please ensure that images used in the artwork are of a good quality i.e. not blurry or pixelated.

Note: images imported from the web are usually 72dpi and although they look fine on screen they are not suitable for full colour printing.


CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) is an industry standard formula designed to give the most precise colour reproductions. Artwork received using Pantone, Spot or RGB (commonly Web colours) will be converted into CMYK format, this may cause some colours to change. Your printer or screen should only be used as a guide and not to accurately proof a colour.


All fonts used must be embedded or outlined before sending us the final artwork. Failure to do this could result in an alternative style being used automatically.


Bleed is used when any part of an image, background, colour or line is to be printed on the edges the finished product, however its safer to have a standard bleed on all artworks. Please refer to the size chart below which gives you the finished artwork size with a size including bleed.

Text (Safe Zone)
It is recommended that all text must be a All a minimum of 4mm from the edges.