Suitable file formats
Is our preferred format, as either single page (1 PDF with single or multiple pages) or ‘printers pairs’ never as spreads. (For an explanation of 'printers pairs', please see our handy tips section below).
You can create a PDF from the majority of software packages:
• Indesign - FILE, EXPORT, ADOBE PDF
• Illustrator - FILE, SAVE AS, ADOBE PDF
• Photoshop - FILE, SAVE AS, PHOTOSHOP PDF
• Most Microsoft applications give you an option to ‘PRINT PDF’.
Please be sure when saving your PDF that you use the ‘MARKS & BLEED’ settings (details of these below). Although in Photoshop you will need to do this manually - this is why we don’t recommend using photoshop for 'design' purposes.
This format is preferred if amendments are required or variable data is to be added.
Must be supplied with all fonts and links (you can do this via: FILE, PACKAGE).
Illustrator AI or EPS
This format is preferred for large format printing or 1 page documents requiring amendments or re-design.
Please supply all links. Either embed or outline fonts, unless amendments are required, in which case please supply all fonts used.
JPG or PSD - Photoshop
Supplied with a minimum of 300dpi at the correct size (plus 3mm bleed if neccassary).
Microsoft documents are not recommended for print, although we will do our utmost to help if this is the only format available, a PDF of your word document would be more appropriate.