Graphic Packages Supported
• Mac or PC
• Adobe Photoshop (240dpi +)
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Acrobat (300dpi)
• Quark Express
• Press ready PDF
• Contact for others
Vector-based programs (Illustrator, Freehand) produce crisper edges on text and shapes than pixel-based programs like Photoshop and therefore make for a clearer print. Please create separate folders for Documants, Images and Fonts.
You should include a hard copy colour proof of your document.
• Colour - laser proofs are preferred, but if providing a
• Black and White - proof, a marked-up hard copy of your document will assist in accurately producing your job.
Work within a proportion of the finished artwork size:
• 100% @ 120 dpi
• 50% @ 240 dpi
• 25% @ 300 dpi
The minimum image size should be at least 25% of the actual physical output at 300dpi with no compression. Images should be originated or scanned at this size and not enlarged afterwards. Bleed: 5-10mm for all large format print.
Pantone/Special Colours & Blend Effects
RGB or any other colours should be converted to CMYK
with process separation checked before submitting for
All fonts should be included with the file.
• Quark Express - you may use collect for output
• Freehand - embed the fonts. It is essential that you clearly identify all font types used in your document.
( Please create separate folders for Documants, Images, and Fonts, and can we have a .eps copy of the file as well. )
Any scanned images should be scanned as high resolution scans and saved as CMYK in TIFF or EPS format non compressed, and imported into your file Ð to get the best results. Full colour and halftone images must be scanned at a minimum of 120ppi (240dpi) to full scale actual size i.e finished artwork size.
We accept original art, transparencies, 35mm slides, prints or negatives for high end scanning and placement.
Supplying the file
Always supply any additional files imported or linked files with the supplied document.
Each print file should be clearly named.
You can supply the file on any of the following media to the address at top of page:
• CD / DVD Rom
• Zip Disc
• Optical Drive
• Broadband email - for files of 1mb or less