CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) are the printing ink pigments needed for printing.
RGB (Red, Green, Blue) are transmitted light colours and used for any screen images (TV, Computer, Phone, etc.) and cannot be used for printing.
Artwork should be originated in CMYK colour mode
(if originated in RGB and then converted to CMYK it will produce a mix of the four colours and too much ink will produce a less sharp image and can cause off-set (wet ink transfers to the sheet above).
Artwork should be supplied as 300 dpi (low res images and artwork which are just resampled as 300dpi will produce poor results) Wherever possible originate the artwork in high resolution (300dpi).
We accept artwork in most formats but would prefer PDF. If generating your artwork in Publisher, Word, Draw or any other non Adobe desktop publishing software, please save as PDF.
Please rasterize any fonts (or convert to outlines or curves). If this is not possible, you must supply fonts as separate files.
Bleed is the extra border around your artwork that will be trimmed off. We need 2mm all round so that it can be trimmed off and you don't get a white line at the edge. So if your finished print is 297mm x 210mm wide (A4), the supplied artwork will be 301mm x 214mm. Remember 2mm will be trimmed off so keep any important details at least 5mm away from the edge.
Artwork supplied without bleed will be slightly increased to create the bleed.
Upload your artwork here
If you're not sure, we can File Check your artwork
For simple artwork such as business cards and letterheads we'll check your file for free, to make sure it will print correctly. For larger jobs, such as brochures, leaflets, etc, we charge a small fee.
We do the artwork
You've got a good design but have no experience in preparing artwork for print. We can take your design and make sure that the artwork is optimised for printing.
The hourly fee is £25 and most jobs are done within the hour.
We can design it for you, take your ideas and come up with some copy and designs based on your preferences. We are fully qualified and have over 30 years experience in designing for print.
See here for some of our work.