Artwork

We can apply digitally printed direct from your file. Please select the option above and attach your artwork file at the checkout (or email it seperately to studio@tradesignz.com quoting the order number)

Please pay careful attention to the following guidelines:

We pride ourselves in offering a high quality and fast turnaround service but we can only do this if you provide artwork files in accordance with the guidelines below.

Failure to follow these guidelines will almost certainly delay your order and/or incur extra costs.

The prices shown are for your artwork to be supplied in a "ready to print" format.

We accept artwork files from various Windows programmes as detailed below. However, for each file/program type please note the format requirements: compression should be turned off.

Supplying us with correct, ready to print artwork is your responsibility. Please check your artwork carefully before submitting it to us as we cannot be held responsible for print errors or delays where artwork has been supplied incorrectly. 

FILE FORMATS

We currently accept artwork from the following industry standard programs:

Adobe Illustrator CC or previous

Adobe Photoshop CC or previous

We require artwork to be supplied in the following formats:

.ai:     When supplying artwork in this format, please ensure that all fonts are outlined and any images are embedded or supplied as separate image files.

.eps:  When supplying artwork in this format, please ensure that all fonts are outlined and any images are embedded or supplied as separate image files.

.tiff:    Please supply tiffs following our guidelines on suitable image resolutions (dpi) below.

.jpeg: Please supply as un-compressed jpeg following our guidelines on suitable image resolutions (dpi) below.

.pdf:   Print ready artwork- please ensure this includes the appropriate bleed and crop marks and adheres to our guidelines on image resolution (dpi) below.

We do NOT accept the following file types:

  • In Design
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word

Some file formats can be more suitable for certain types of work, please feel free to give a member of our design team a call if you are unsure or have any questions.

COLOURS

Our print machines are CMYK based (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). Our rip software will automatically convert any Pantone colours to CMYK. If you have any specific Pantone references that need to be matched, please do mention this to a member of our sales team when placing your order.

IMAGE RESOULTION

When supplying rasterised artwork, i.e, eps, tiff, jpg, or print ready .pdf files, please ensure that the resolution (dpi) is set as below, these are absolute minimums. If file size allows then 300 dpi is optimum:

  •          Full scale (100%) - 72 dpi
  •          Half scale (50%) - 150 dpi
  •         Quarter scale (25%) - 300 dpi
  •         10 % Scale (for use with large format artwork) - 750dpi

FONTS

All fonts should be supplied with artwork in a separate folder, labelled accordingly. Where possible, fonts should be outlined. On occasions text can re-flow so providing a pdf or hard copy of the artwork would be beneficial.

SENDING ART WORK

If the file size is less than 10 Mb then please use regular email. For larger artwork files, commercial websites such as Mail Big File, We Transfer or drop-boxes are the best way of getting the files to us.

 

If you have any questions or require any assistance with file types or artwork resolution, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01524 841726 or email us at sales@tradesignz.com.

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