Artwork Requirements

What to provide when we ask for print ready files

RESOLUTION

300 DPI at 25% is required as a minimum. If your artwork is provided at a percentage (scale), then this must be clearly marked in the file name .

PANTONE

Specify all PMS colours. Please be aware that the Pantone Matching System is a reference and is not 100% reproducible using CMYK production. All PMS colours will be matched to the closest CMYK colour. Artwork received without PMS colour will be printed using the CMYK values in the file.

BLACKS

Build your blacks. All Black spot colours should be 100C, 100M, 100Y, 100K. This will ensure a true rich black every time.

FILE TYPES

Vector Files are always preferred. We can accept print files in: Illustrator (.ai), layered Encapsulated Post Script Level (.eps), flattened Tagged Image Format (.tif), Portable Document Files (.pdf). 
Please do not send Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files as these are not ‘print ready’.

IMAGES

Images copied from the web generally will not work. Please supply originals as web pages using contain low-resolution Bitmap images .

FONTS

When sending files, please include all your fonts. ALWAYS OUTLINE TEXT – this can help eliminate issues such as font substitution.

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PHONE

0121 702 2225

EMAIL

info@printxpress.net

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