Colours that you see on screen and that are produced by digital equipment are normally in RGB (Red, Green and Blue). For printed material, we are only able to print in CMYK ( Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). Therefore, any images, photographs, logos and text need to be supplied in your press-ready document as CMYK. We can convert this on our end if you are having difficulties in doing the conversion but there may be an extra charge depending on how much you need converting.
For the best print quality of any and all images, photographs and logos, the resolution will need to be at 300dpi (dots per inch). We can accept resolutions lower than this but we are unable to guarantee high-quality printing for anything under 240dpi. If you are unsure of the resolution/quality of your content we will be happy to produce sample proofs.
When a font is not embedded in the document, the font information will need to be on the local computer where the document is opened. If this font information is not on the local computer then a substituted font will be used. This is something we need to avoid at all costs. One of the ways to avoid this is to make sure all fonts used in the document are embedded.
Covers and internal files should have 3mm bleed as standard. This is the area outside of the trim area to allow for any movements in printing.
Corner trim/crop marks help us when imposing the files for printing but are not essential as we can easily add these.
PDF Press Ready Files
Files should be submitted to us as press-ready PDF files. In some instances, we can accept other formats such as Microsoft Word or JPEG but you will need to contact us first.