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  Why do you recommend PDF/X-4?

If your artwork is PDF/X-4 compliant, it goes a long way towards ensuring there is a reduced chance of issues when we print your job.

  What is PDF/X-4?

PDF/X compliance is an agreed standard on the best settings for printing a typical PDF. PDF/X-4 is a subset of these rules specifying eg that the PDF must be CMYK and to a set colour standard, it must have all the fonts embedded, etc.

  What is the difference between reader’s pairs and printer’s pairs?

Printer’s pairs are the laid out spreads that will be committed to paper, Reader’s pairs are the pages laid out in the order they will be read. We require artwork to always be supplied as single sheets to avoid any confusion.

  Why is it important to upload single pages in order?

Rather than supplying, e.g. the cover and back first, followed by inner pages, it’s important to supply pages in numerical order, with the cover being the front page and the back being the last. This ensures your document is printed correctly.

  What is the difference between pages and leaves?

A page is typically side of paper, while a leaf is a sheet of paper. So a leaf of paper could contain two pages if double sided or just one page if single sided.

  How do I use the upload your own templates?

When you open the template you need, you’ll see how-to information and guides. Make sure to hide the layer with the information on it before you save your file, otherwise it will print.

  Do you have templates to help me upload the correct artwork?

Yes, we offer a wide selection of templates for all our products in Illustrator, Quark, PDF and InDesign. They have helpful, how-to information on uploading your artwork.

  What are the best image file types to use in artwork?

EPS, JPEG and TIFF are the best image file types to guarantee high quality print. Avoid using GIF and PNG.

  What file formats do you accept?

You can upload your artwork as a print-ready PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, or EPS file.

  Artwork checklist

Before you upload your file, make a quick check against our preferred artwork settings to ensure there are no issues with your print job. You can run through our Q&As for more detail, or get in touch with Customer Services if you need more help.

Artwork checklist

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDF

  • Set up documents to correct size
  • Set up multiple page documents in running order
  • Colour – CMYK
  • Bleed – 3mm
  • Add crop marks
  • Safe area – 3mm
  • Resolution – 300dpi
  • Fonts – embedded

JPEG

  • Set up documents to correct size
  • Colour – CMYK
  • Bleed – 3mm
  • Safe area – 3mm
  • Resolution – 300dpi

Need help? Visit our video tutorial page for more information on how to prepare your artwork.

 

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