What is a print-ready file?
When we say “print-ready / press-ready”, we mean it is a file that has all the specifications needed to produce a high-resolution print product, without requiring any additional alteration or intervention. In other words, we the commercial printer can use the file “as submitted” to successfully create quality printed materials such as banners, posters and a lot more.
We’re pretty flexible with our printing, but the rules of print-ready artwork don’t bend and to ensure you get the best print possible we ask that if you are supplying your own artwork you follow our guidelines below. PDF stands for Portable Document Format. Supplying a print ready PDF not only eliminates all of the extra files you would have traditionally sent to a printing company, it will also speed your file through our pre-press department as we won’t need to load everything into our system. By supplying a print ready PDF you create a simple workflow between you and us, enabling a hassle free transition from design through to print and delivery.
Providing us with a logo and images only is NOT A PRINT-READY file.
Professional graphic design service charges apply to individual logos and images supplied.
Designing with our templates
To create your artwork design, please choose a product template and follow the instructions in the template.
Feather Flag Template
Artwork on templates
Artwork on templates
7 things to apply in a Print-Ready file
Low quality logo will get pixelated and blurry when you print it. It won’t look sharp, crisp and clear.
Ai | Pdf | Eps | Svg etc...
Logo will look sharp, crisp and clear and can be printed in any size.
We cannot process printing a file if the fonts are missing.
Fonts are embedded or converted to outlines so no fonts are needed.
3. Resolution of images
We cannot process printing a file if the images are in low quality and missing when not embedded.
Resolution requirement : 300 dpi
Images are embedded in the file.
RGB is is not suitable for printing.
If artwork is provided in RGB colours, the colour of the final print will look different.
RGB colours are used only on TV screens, computer monitors,and smartphones.
Our printers print in CMYK colours only. Artwork colours will be same when printed.
C: 50% M: 50% Y:50% K: 100%
Bleed refers to an extra 3mm of image or background color that extends beyond the trim area of your printing piece.
You don't need to add any bleed.
We will add bleed as per our requirement
6. Proofread everything
There are two types of proofreading you'll need to address before you send your files to press.
covers what most people associate with editing: checking for grammar mistakes, typos, spelling and the overall flow of the language used in the ad.
Prepress proofreading ( or graphic proofreading)
touches on the visual appeal of the text from a graphic standpoint. Look for splitting words at the end of line breaks, the length of lines themselves and even text spacing. The biggest thing to be aware of is maintaining consistent line lengths when breaking sentences. Longer or shorter lines stand out and can really throw off the general uniformity in a block of text if not spaced properly.
7. File Format
For best printing results,
save your design as a PDF.