supplied art requirements

Please ensure your digital files adhere to the following prepress requirements. Failure to provide printable files can result in delays and additional costs if we have to spend time fixing them.

acceptable file format

  • PDF
  • EPS
  • Photoshop supported file type (JPG, TIFF etc) – please use minimal compression and supply as 300ppi at the final print size.

We may be able to accept other files (In Design, Illustrator, Corel Draw etc) But please check with us first.



Full Colour Artwork: CMYK colour mode for ALL offset jobs. RGB colour mode is acceptable for digital printing.

Black Text: Please ensure all black text is 100% (K)

Rich Black: Large areas of black should be 100%K & 70% Cyan

Black and White: Black only. Convert all images to greyscale

Spot Colour: For offset spot colour you must be specific. Specify Pantone Matching System colours (PMS Colours).  Feel free to visit us and view our colour books.


Please refer our common size specifications for definitions. Artwork MUST be correctly sized and include a 3mm bleed where appropriate.


If your finished print is to meet the edge of any part of the page, you must supply artwork with an additional 3mm bleed on all edges (full bleed).


Press-ready PDF or EPS’s will embed fonts which is why we prefer these formats. If supplying other filetypes you need to either supply font files or convert all fonts to paths/curves.


Minimum of 300ppi for colour and grayscale images, 1200ppi for bitmap and line art. Low resolution web graphics are not suitable for printing.

microsoft applications

It is OK to supply a mock up of what you want as an MS Word or MS Publisher document but please note we cannot guarantee a quality print job from these files. Please ask if you are unsure.

supplying files for our design service

Text: Supply text as a Word or RTF document. (Eg. Notepad)

Images & Graphics: Photoshop supported file types (JPG, TIFF etc) Original highest resolution images wherever possible. Vector art should be supplied in an appropriate format e.g. EPS, AI, Corel Draw, Freehand. Note: Low resolution web graphics are not suitable for printing.

We cannot use clip art and images that have been embedded within Microsoft documents!


If there are any terms you don’t understand – please call us on 09 407 8824 for clarification.