File Setup Guide
If your files do not meet the specifications, your orders may be printed incorrectly. However, we will double check your file prior to print production and recommend any adjustment you may want to make to optimise the printing result.
We can also adjust your artwork with a fee if this type of service is required. Quote will be provided base on the adjustment is required for each files. Please contact us for more details.
We takes no responsibility for any delay of your order if incorrect files are supplied.
General Artwork Specifications
- We only accept PDF with the following specifications:
- Photos & Illustration resolution should be 300dpi
- All colours converted to CMYK (no PMS colours, RGB, LAB etc)
- Fonts should be embedded or outlined
- Crop & bleed marks included
- Minimum 5mm bleed on all edges
File Format We Accept
- We only accept hi-resolution PDFs.
- Single Sided Printing: Supply file as single page PDF.
- Double Sided Printing: Supply file as two pages PDF.
- Folded Brochure: Supply file as spreads.
What's your standard print sizes
- A0 = 841mm x 1189mm
- A1 = 594mm x 841mm
- A2 = 420mm x 594mm
- A3 = 297mm x 420mm
- A4 = 210mm x 297mm
- A5 = 148mm x 210mm
- A6 = 105mm x 148mm
- Business Card = 90mm x 55mm
Please contact us for non-standard size printing.
What is Crop Marks:
Crop marks, also known as trim marks, are lines printed in the corners of your publication’s sheet or sheets of paper to show the printer where to trim the paper.
They are used creating bleeds where an image or colour on the page needs to extend all the way to the edge of the paper.
What is Bleed
Please includes 5mm bleed on all edges.
What is Bleed:
Bleeds allow you to run artwork to the edge of a page. On a press, the artwork is printed on a large sheet of paper and then trimmed down to size. If you do not allow for bleed, any misalignment while cutting will result with the artwork not running to the edge of the paper. Bleeds ensure you get the results you need.
For example, if you have designed a standard 90mm x 55mm business card with a red background covering the whole area, you will need to enlarge that red background to 100mm x 65mm. This will make the red background extend 5mm on every side of the page.
Why is adding a Bleed necessary?
Small mechanical variations can end up leaving a hairline white edge where there should be no white edge at all, if the image is not extended beyond the final trim size. Extending images 5mm beyond the final trim size guarantees that images truly will go all the way to the edge of the printed paper.