Our Artwork Guidelines can be accessed by clicking on image below.

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Products which require Artwork have an ARTWORK UPLOAD Button on the relevant page.

Properly prepared Artwork ensured faster print and production time on your job, improves the quality and helps us provide you with a smooth and trouble free service. We set our standards high, so to achieve the best possible print output we work closely with our customers to ensure artwork meets the specifications required.  

We require Artwork which is as near to the ‘print ready’ format as possible which means being supplied in the correct format, with images at the correct resolution and all fonts set to outline. Whilst recognising that final sizing, and possibly adding bleeds and crop marks, is something you might prefer to leave to us.

This free of charge service is relatively quick for us to do alongside the detailed checking process and is the reason we request files, preferably high res PDF wit  fonts set to outlines and all included images embedded, in an editable uncompressed format. We don't automatically check your job for typo's or grammatical errors, although we will of course bring anything to your attention which we feel is obviously incorrect. We always prefer vector based file formats when possible, which enable scaling up to any sizing. Bitmapped jpgs, usually used within websites do not reproduce well for printed applications. Please consult your graphic design or printer for advice.

For assistance with your artwork production and to help avoid delays with your order, please refer to our Artwork Guidelines. More complex print jobs will usually involve us sending you a PDF proof, and if necessary it will show your sizing in relation to the product chosen.

Artwork templates are available for the majority of our standard products and can be emailed on request and it is a good idea to request these as early as possible unless we are preparing Artwork for you.

Don’t have easy access to artwork services? Don’t worry. Our Artwork team, using the latest Adobe Illustrator, QuarkExpress, InDesign and Photoshop software, can generate artwork from scratch - whether it's a 25 metre banner or 50mm business card. The guidelines include our competitive hourly rates for artwork and graphic design time. Please bear in mind that providing you will a design service has to be scheduled in by mutual agreement and adds time to the print production time.

For further information please feel free to get in touch with our sales team on 01603 432282. If the query is of a technical nature relating to an order we will put you in touch with the graphic designer designated to your job.