artwork guide 

problem free printing... 
 
We want your print order to proceed with as few problems as possible. Use this checklist of important points before sending your print ready file to us and ensure problem free printing from your files. 
 
Resolution - All images should be supplied at 300dpi. This should be set from your scanning software. If the resolution is less than this, the image may not print very clearly. Web images are almost always 72dpi so are not suitable. Images should be saved in the following formats - Tiff, Photoshop.eps, high quality jpeg. Please do not use gifs and other formats, as these will not print satisfactorily. 
 
Colour - Your job will be printed on a digital production machine using cmyk toner. Please ensure you have not used RGB images in your document. Please be aware that although digital production is very accurate, the colours many not look as they do on your screen. 
 
Font Style - We cannot print your job without the fonts you have used in your document. Either outline all fonts used or convert to curves or send the fonts with the file. Outlining fonts can be done in InDesign and Illustrator. 
 
Bleed - If you want your image to print to the edge of the page, you must supply your job with trim marks and 3mm bleed all round. Without this,we cannot guarantee your job will print correctly. 
 
Colour Variation - In Microsoft Word documents, please note that the colours available to you in this programme will change to a slightly different shade when printed. This is because Microsoft Word is not intended for use as a graphic design package. When sending word documents with pictures embedded, we also require picture files sent separately from the file. 
 
Proof - Finally, please read your document carefully and check spellings, as we do not make changes to customer supplied artwork. 
 
If you have any questions about supplying your artwork PLEASE CONTACT US we are here to help on 01923 244448 
 
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