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Setting Up Your Artwork for Print


Convert all text to outlines
Make sure your artwork is in CMYK (Print) colour mode and not RGB (Screen) colour to ensure the most accurate colour print.  Please do not use Pantone (PMS/Spot) colours in your artwork unless you have been quoted for PMS printing.Convert all your text to outlines so nothing changes when printed. Make sure your artwork has an extra 3mm of bleed on each side for colour to the edge prints. Anything touching the edge needs to be stretched to the 3mm bleed. 

Keep all text and logos inside the safe area (3mm from the trimmed edge on each sideto avoid having anything accidentally trimmed off. 
No trim marks needed!

Areas of solid black should be in printer's or rich black (C:60 M:50 Y:50 K:100) for a true black print.  All text needs to be in 100% black (C:0 M:0 Y:0 K:100)  for crisp, clean results. 

 

For Best Results

 

Convert all text to outlines

Submit PDF files only. Image files will print at lower quality and cannot be edited or enlarged.  

Flatten all layers in your artwork and make sure all text is converted to outline / curves.Double-check your artwork is in International paper sizes (eg. A4, A3, A5)  - not US sizes (eg. 8.5x 11 inches). An Australian business card should be 90 x 55mm.

Check out our  handy template page and this artwork guide before you start for specifics for your job. 

Vector images are best but make sure your images are at least 150dpi resolution and 300dpi for the best result! When in doubt, get in touch with our friendly staff! We're happy to answer your questions.   

We have prepared this guide to assist you with your print setup to get the best quality result for your job. If you have a specific problem that is not covered in this guide, or have other questions, please feel free to contact us on 07 3866 9600, through our online chat or send us an email.

Improperly prepared files can cause delays in manufacturing and we will contact you if additional charges need to be applied.