PDF file preparation

PDF Files need to be:

Version 1.3

Programs: CorelDraw (till 13 version); Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe InDesign; Adobe PageMaker;

CMYK if colourful, or greyscale if not.

Transparencies should be flattened.

Fonts should be embedded and remain as text, never converted into an image.

Images need to be compressed using ZIP compression not JPEG which will reduce the picture quality.

Images should be 300dpi.

Any picture files that are used in place of vectors e.g. signature scans, need to be at least 1200dpi.

Bleed of 3mm should be added wherever an image or area of colour reaches the edge of the page.

Any important information on the page should be 3mm inside the page.

NB: Failure to address these issues may result in the quality of your job being less than perfect or our refusal to print from the artwork.
 
Please note: this is your artwork and your responsibility. We print the PDF artwork that you create and the end job is the result of your origination.
 
DO NOT be misled by what you see on your computer screen. Full colour printing is an entirely different process!


In the PDF`s preparation there is five keys issues, that you need to pay attention:

CMYK versus RGB.
All images/fonts/pictures/graphics etc created within your document must be in four colour process (CMYK is our printing method). If your images are not colour then they must be grayscale. This means they must be converted to CMYK and not left as RGB.
Bleed and Registration Marks
Bleed of 3mm should be added wherever an image or area of colour reaches the edge of the page.
Any important information on the page should be 3mm inside the page.
Resolution
Each PDF and all images within it are recommended to be at least 300dpi. Quality will be diluted by lower resolutions but can still be acceptable. It is subjective.
Fonts
All fonts should be included/embedded and remain as text. Do not convert to an image.
Images
All images should be included/embedded.
Transparencies should be flattened.
Images must be compressed using ZIP compression and not JPEG, which will reduce the quality.
Any picture files that are used in place of vectors e.g. signature scans, need to be at least 1200dpi.

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