Preparing Your Artwork

Preparing your artwork for commercial printing

Format and Resolution
Please send your artwork as .jpeg, .tiff, .pdf, .svg, or png. All file formats must have a minimum of 300 dpi (dot per inch) resolution. The images designed for the web are done at a low screen resolution of 72 or 96 dpi. Print images need to be created at a minimum of 300 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.

Color Mode
All your artwork/images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) colour mode with the colour saturation between 15% - 240%. All black & white artworks and/or images must be provided in grey scale colour mode.

Document Size/Measurement
Please be sure to recheck your document to ensure correct measurement is obtain on printed document. A minimum 3mm bleed is required on all documents. e.g. For A5 Flyer of finished size: (148 mm x 210 mm), artwork must be: (154 mm x 216 mm).

If you have anyq uestions about preparing you artwork for printing, please 0208 617 9858 or send us an email at

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