ARTWORK SPECS AND SUPPORT
This is where you find the information and advice you need to prepare and supply your artwork in the Adobe Creative Suite programs InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our studio with any questions, issues or problems. Send an email to email@example.com or give Dom a call in our studio on 01422 886883.
Templates – Are available for any of our products, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to supply for your preferred design program. Even for custom sized products (Curvorama) we are happy to create templates to your exact needs.
Artwork Size – Artwork is set at 25% of the final printed size.
Bleed – Add 2.5mm bleed to the document settings.
Colour – Please work in CMYK colour mode. We are happy to work from Pantone® colours. Any colour matching needs to be identified (in your program’s swatches palette for example) and a Pantone® reference given. This will be matched as closely as possible in-house at the proofing stage. Printed proofs can also be provided at an additional cost.
Resolution – Images should be no less than 300dpi in resolution and placed at a maximum size of 100% inside the 25% size layout in your design application. For example an image sized 200mm x 300mm @300dpi will print adequately to a finished size 800mm x 1200mm.
Linked Files – Link images as TIF files with no compression. or JPG (max quality). Logos should normally be provided as vector EPS files (Illustrator).
SAVING YOUR ARTWORK
InDesign – From the ‘File’ menu ‘Package’ your InDesign project which will include Fonts and Links.
Illustrator – Please convert all fonts to outlines, and supply all linking images as individual files. Save your file as an actual Illustrator .AI file, not a PDF.
Photoshop – Documents need to be a quarter size including bleed, rasterize all text and save as a layered .PSD
(Studio can accept versions of Adobe Creative Suite applications up to Creative Cloud)
Follow the “Upload” link at the top right hand side of your screen and you will be directed to mailbigfile.com which you can use to send us your artwork files. There is a text field for your to write a message explaining how the artwork is to be used.
Send your artwork to email@example.com.
Before uploading we recommend compressing your files in a single folder, saving as a .ZIP
On a Mac:
Locate the file or folder that you want to compress, click on File in menu, then click on “Compress”.
Or locate the file or folder, then right click, and click on “Compress”.
On a PC:
Locate the file or folder that you want to compress.
Right-click the file or folder, point to Send To, and then click “Compressed (zipped) folder”.
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