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.

*Important Note

Providing us logo and images only, is NOT A PRINT-READY file

If logo and images are provided to us, professional graphic design service is required.

Example: Flag

Logo only
Print-Ready file

Example: Poster

Logo | Image
Print-Ready file

Designing with our templates

To create your artwork design, please choose a product template and follow the instructions in the template.

Examples below

Feather Flag Template

Our Template

Artwork on templates

Safe Zone

Trim Box

Poster Template

Our Template

Artwork on templates

Safe Zone

Trim Box

7 things to apply in a Print-Ready file

1. Logo

Low quality

Jpg format

Low quality logo will get pixelated and blurry when you print it. It won’t look sharp, crisp and clear.

High quality

Vector format

Ai | Pdf | Eps | Svg etc...

Logo will look sharp, crisp and clear and can be printed in any size.

2. Fonts

Missing fonts

UNIVERSE
FURNITURE

We cannot process printing a file if the fonts are missing.

Embedded fonts

UNIVERSE
FURNITURE

Fonts are embedded or converted to outlines so no fonts are needed.

Vector format.

3. Resolution of images

Low quality and not embedded

We cannot process printing a file if the images are in low quality and missing when not embedded.

High quality and embedded

Resolution requirement : 300 dpi

Images are embedded in the file.

4. Colours

RGB

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.

CMYK

Our printers print in CMYK colours only. Artwork colours will be same when printed.

Black Colour

Pure black

C: 50% M: 50% Y:50% K: 100%

5. Bleed

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

Bleed

Safe Zone

Trim Box

6. Proofread everything

There are two types of proofreading you'll need to address before you send your files to press.

Linguistic proofreading

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.

Contact Us

We're here and ready to help you. Our team is ready to answer all your questions.

Phone

1300 721 614

Call our helpline for sales, support or any concerns

Email:

sales@vividads.com.au

Trading hours

Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm

Office location

Vivid Ads Pty. Ltd.

43 Barclay Road, Derrimut

Victoria 3026

ABN : 49210655341