If you require us to do your artwork, please email us detailing what product you require and a general design concept. If you are creating your own artwork or outsourcing it to an agency, please review the following requirements for Artwork creation.
Getting your graphics print ready
The preferred format for layout is Photoshop or Corel Draw (up to X6). Panels should be made up to 100% (one page per panel) and a bleed is necessary if going onto fabric. Our facilities are PC-based. Although artwork and graphics in CorelDraw can be read, it usually needs some kind of conversion prior to production.
All fonts should be converted to curves.
Scans should be saved as CMYK .tiff or .eps files.
The best resolution of scans for large-format output is 72dpi at FINAL PRINT SIZE.
Considering that one standard exhibition panel is roughly the size of a door: 850 x 2200mm, a scan of 300dpi at A4 portrait size will produce a good quality print when enlarged to fit the width of one such panel – although not extending to fit the total length of the panel.
Should you wish to cover several panels next to each other (up to 4) entirely with one good quality print, an A1 scan at 300dpi will be needed (around 200MB).
For large format, please use vector shapes (supplied in Freehand or Illustrator or as an .eps)
Please make sure that the Jpg and .gif files downloaded from the Internet are of a hi resolution.
Very specific colours should be specified as pantones. It is not guaranteed that pantones can be matched 100%, because the process for printing uses CMYK ink as well as fabric may change the perception of the colour.
Please supply a hard-copy proof or .pdf file of the entire layout.
When making up artwork for a rollup, please insure that you have at least 100mm open space at the bottom as this is the part of the graphic that goes into the base.
If there are graphics there, they will go into the base and thus will not be visible.
There may be a delay in production or a DTP fee may be incurred if the guidelines above are not followed.
Do supply fonts as paths / curves or outlines
If commercial fonts are used, please supply font to allow any editing if required.
Do’s and Dont’s
All artwork should be supplied in one of the following formats
– Freehand MX
– Corel Draw 12 or earlier
– Adobe Illustrator CS or earlier
– .Eps file
– JPG as CMYK
– TIF as CMYK
If built as an image, supply as a Layered .Tiff or .PSD for Photoshop CS or earlier.
For documents using both vectors & images, images are to be embedded or linked and the image supplied to us in a 300dpi Jpeg or Tiff format.
Never embed an eps within an eps. Do not flatten your images when there are bleed and/or cut-lines on the artwork as these are for your reference only when laying out the artwork and therefore are not required for print.
Never embed or link a Psd file into a vector program such as Illustrator as the Psd will distort when printed.
Microsoft Word / Works or Quark express documents are not supported and if supplied, we will then have to recreate the artwork at your expense.