Supplying Print Ready Artwork

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Can you check my artwork files for me?

When you have chosen your print product and have uploaded your files we will automatically run a pre-flight through our File Check service. We check for size, resolution, bleed, legibility and alignment. Please note that we will not proof read your files – this is your responsibility and we advise you to check all spelling including phone numbers, addresses, prices, etc.

  • If your pdf file is correct and no errors are found we will then automatically proceed to print. Please note that no further proof will be sent to you.
  • If any errors are found in your artwork we will contact you and ask that you correct the artwork and supply new files.
  • If your artwork pdf fails our pre-flight check we will contact you and ask you to supply a new file.

If you are unable to correct the issue or supply new files, or you would like Express Print to make the corrections for you, there will be a charge for doing so. Any work required will be quoted for prior to any corrections being undertaken.

To help you create print ready artwork please click here for a copy of our File-Supply-Guide. If you require any further information then please contact us on 020 8567 8727.

What types of Files can I supply?

We accept a number of different file types i.e. PDF’s, high res JPEG’s or TIFFs. If working with Microsoft Office software please convert your file to a PDF before uploading. Files supplied that are not in the pdf format will need to be converted to a pdf to enable litho printing.

To help you create print ready artwork please click here for a copy of our File-Supply-Guide. If you require any further information then please contact us on 020 8567 8727.

What file type will achieve best results for printing?

For the best results we recommend that you supply vector based PDF’s. This will ensure that no changes occur during our pre-flight check.

To help you create print ready artwork please click here for a copy of our File-Supply-Guide. If you require any further information then please contact us on 020 8567 8727.

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 and ensure it is print ready please click here for a copy of our File-Supply-Guide. If you require any further information then 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: 1.5mm for most items below A3, 3mm on booklets and posters
Safe Zone: 3mm
Resolution : 300dpi
Font: Embedded/Curves
No Printer Marks/Colour Bars on most items

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

To help you create print ready artwork please click here for a copy of our File-Supply-Guide. If you require any further information then please contact us on 020 8567 8727.

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.