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Getting The Best Results - Artwork Specification

We are keen to print and produce your product to the highest quality. Whether we are handling your flags, banners or exhibition stand printing, in order to achieve the best results for your print work we need the following information:

3 Rules for Designing the Perfect Fit:

1. Make sure you've accounted for the 'bleed' in your design, filling this area with any background colours or images. Ensure all important parts of your design are kept within the safe area. (What does this mean?)

2. Where possible designs for your flags, exhibition stand or promotional items featuring graphics or text should be submitted as vector based PDFs. To keep your text in vector format, we recommend applications like Adobe Illustrator, and more recent versions of Adobe Photoshop. Please note, saving text in JPEG format could result in 'fuzzy' edges

3. When your design features a mix of photography and text, make sure your placed photographs are 300 dpi, and where possible that your final design is saved as a PDF

Illustrator files

If using Adobe Illustrator please save as ai, eps, or pdf format. We currently use Illustrator CS5 so anything saved in this version or a previous version will be acceptable. Please make sure your artwork is set to 25% and all fonts are set to outlines/paths.

Photoshop files

If using Adobe Photoshop please save artwork as psd, tiff or high quality jpeg format. Flattening the image will reduce the file size so this is recommended. Please save artwork to half size of final print with a minimum resolution of 300dpi.

Colours

In order for us to produce the closest colour matching please include pantones within your artwork or specify the pantone numbers or cmyk references you require when you place an order. Without these we will be unable to guarantee the accuracy of the final colour print.

As standard we match as close as possible any Pantone colour references in your documents. If you have a specific colour critical Pantone or spot colour we can either supply a colour test print/colour chart or provide you with a CMYK colour breakdown.

Please note the printing process we use can’t reproduce metallic or fluorescent colours.

Whether for your banners, flags or exhibition stand printing, we will, of course, endeavour to produce the best results possible, however if these guidelines are not met, we cannot guarantee an accurate finish.

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