How to supply your artwork

Sending us your artwork is easy.

Our preference in most cases is to be supplied with a high resolution (300dpi) PDF file with full bleed.
Below is further detail on our general requirements. However, if you need help please call or email us as we’re happy to help.

This WeTransfer link is for business to business customers to supply files. If you are ordering a custom print item from our online shop add artwork when prompted during the ordering process. Make sure that the artwork and images you supply are high resolution and set correctly as described in the text below.

Correct Preparation of PDF Files

When creating a PDF in Acrobat Distiller, there are job options which must be set for commercial printing.
These include default resolution, compression settings and font embedding. Where possible ensure a 300dpi PDFx1a ‘print’ or ‘press ready’ PDF is outputted.
Please include a 3mm bleed, crop marks and supply as single pages.
Please ensure you choose high resolution. Compression settings for colour and greyscale should be down sampled to 300dpi with
“auto compression” set on high. Bitmapped (monochrome: i.e. line art) images should be set at 600dpi.
Font embedding should be set to “embed all fonts.”


One of the most important elements in artwork for printing! Please ensure there is 3mm bleed all round the PDF, i.e. save the PDF with 6mm added to each measurement
(i.e. for A4 usually 210mm x 297mm, save as 216mm x 303mm). Crop marks may be included if you wish. If your artwork is supplied without bleed we may not always be able to add it on for you and you may have to amend and re-supply the artwork.

CMYK not RGB Please!

Please ensure that all embedded images are CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) files. RGB images may look good on screen but final output to print is always in CMYK. One should be aware that files converted from RGB to CMYK may alter the colour significantly!

Microsoft Office Files

If you are creating a PDF from a MS Publisher or Word file, care must be taken to ensure spot colours are created correctly in your original documents.
Do not set to RGB (Red, Green, Blue) colours as they cannot be printed as such. Please check your document is set to the correct size.

Supplying EPS Files

Any other file formats not listed above must be saved as an eps or jpeg. If there are any changes to the job, you may have to amend and re-submit the artwork as we will be unable to change it. Ensure your files have bleed and crop marks and please confirm the final size of the artwork.

Bleed and Crop Marks

All artwork must have 3mm bleed if you require the image to bleed off the print.
Crop marks should be included if artwork does not fill a whole page area (i.e. no bleed). They should be coloured in the colour ‘registration’ to
ensure they appear on each colour separation. Please ensure that artwork is supplied at the correct finished size required.
If this is not possible, please inform us to allow time for amending the artwork.

Artwork Amendments or Re-submission

Our business to business prices include 'pre-flight checking' your artwork and submitting a PDF proof to you for your approval. Our 'pre flight' service will correct any easy to rectify issues that we spot – free of charge. If we need to amend your artwork or you need to re-submit corrected files to us there may be an additional charge which includes the cost of an additional PDF proof. More extensive amending or correcting is charged dependent upon the amount of time required to rectify the artwork to a standard ready to print.

Online shop prices DO NOT include pre-flight checking of supplied artwork. What you supply is what will be printed.