Supplying Print Ready Artwork

Make your life easier
Can you check my artwork files for me?

Yes. Once you have chosen your printed product and uploaded your files we’ll run an automatic pre-flight with our File Check service. We will check size, resolution, bleed, legibility and alignment! Please note that we do not proof read your work – it is your responsibility to check phone numbers, adresses prices, spelling, etc.

  • If no errors are found in your PDF then we will proceed to print without sending you a proof.
  • If we find any issues with your artwork we will contact you and ask you to correct the artwork.
  • If your PDF fails our pre-flight check then we will ask you to supply a new file.

If you can’t correct the issue or you would like Express Print to carry out the corrections then there will be an extra charge for this and this will be quoted prior to any corrections being carried out.

What types of Files can I supply?

You can supply a number of different file types i.e. PDF’s, high res JPEG’s or TIFFs. If you are working with Microsoft Office software we ask that you please convert your file to a PDF before uploading.

What file type will achieve best results for printing?

For the best results we recommend that you supply vector based PDF’s. Because it is ‘locked’ artwork it ensures that no changes will occur during our pre-flight check

I don't know what size I am supposed to set my artwork to - how do I find out?

To help you create the correct sized artwork please click here for a copy of our File Supply Guide. If you can’t see what you’re after please contact us on 020 8567 8727.

PDF Checklist

Although we can print from a very wide range of file types and formats to ensure the best possible result please supply print ready PDF’s.

Checklist Below:

Format: PDF
Colour: CMYK
Bleed: 3mm
Safe Zone: 3mm
Resolution : 300dpi
Font: Embedded/Curves
No Printer Marks/Colour Bars

Note: RGB & Pantones will be converted to CMYK which may affect the colours

Can't find an answer to my artwork question

Don’t worry, we’ll sort you out. Just get in touch with us on 020 8567 8727 and member of our team will be happy to help.