Print Artwork Requirements

Follow the guide below and your print will be the best it can be.

A good place to start is with our print templates, these provide the perfect blueprint, so all you need to worry out is your creativity.

Pre Print Checklist

The best print jobs begin with the right artwork. Use this checklist to make sure your artwork translates into print magnificently.

  1. My colours are CMYK.
  2. I have 3mm bleed in place.
  3. I have crop marks in place.
  4. All my images are high resolution – at least 350 DPI (and not much greater, to avoid an enormous file size).
  5. I have separated everything nicely. (If you want us to print four sets of business cards, the artwork for each set should be supplied on a separate page. If you want us to print a double-sided business card, the artwork for the front of the business card should be supplied on a separate page to the artwork for the back of the business card.)
  6. I have exported my artwork into a high-resolution, print-ready PDF file format. (Only this format will do, but we can do it for you).
  7. I have made a cup of tea, engaged in a brief victory dance and patted myself on the back for a checklist well checked.

Black Magic

If you’re looking for a rich, moody black colour in your print, we’d suggest adjusting your CMYK settings as follows:

C: 25%
M: 25%
Y: 25%
K: 100%

This will give you the deep colour you’re keen on, without over-saturation or smudge.

Colour Me Sorted

The best way to make sure you get the colour you’re looking for is to use our colour guides. These are a great reference point when selecting your colour make up to make sure your full colour printing is as accurate as possible to your brand.

The guide is available in both coated and uncoated paper. Contact us to order yours.

Size Matters

See below finished sizes for our most common size options.

Size Measurements
A7 74mm x 105mm
Business card 85mm x 55mm
A6 105mm x 148.5mm
DL (1/3 A4) 210mm x 99mm
A5 148.5mm x 210mm
Square 210mm x 210mm
A4 210mm x 297mm
A3 297mm x 420mm
A2 420mm x 594mm
A1 594mm x 840mm

Need Help?

Please contact us if you need further assistance.