IMPORTANT: Before sending files, please go through our checklist and templates below:
- Spell-check, and proofread everything.
- Set all your images, objects, and the document’s colour mode to CMYK.
- Check that the document size fits our listed specifications. NOTE: If you are unsure, please use our provided templates below.
- Do not include printer’s crop marks or registration marks in your PDF export.
- Outline all fonts.
- If you use a bleed, make sure your file has the correct bleed settings. NOTE: Please use our templates to ensure proper bleed settings.
We have thousands of files streaming through our system every week! Help us make the process faster by naming your file correctly so we can easily keep track of your job.
For a flyer, this is the ideal format to use:
‘YourCompanyName – Flyer (F) – Date’
‘YourCompanyName – Flyer (B) – Date’
Type in your Company Name, followed by what the file is for, and (B) or (F) for Front or Back, and the date.
We accept the following files:
- PDF (Adobe Portable Document File)
- TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
- EPS (Encapsulated PostScript)
- AI (Adobe Illustrator Artwork)
- PSD(Adobe Photoshop Artwork)
We prefer to use PDF files wherever possible. Any other file format will not be processed, and you will have to convert them into one of the above.
Please set all your images, colours within documents, and document settings to CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black colour space).
If you require PMS Spot Colours, please use our custom order form. We can convert the files that are sent to us in Lab, RGB, HSB or anything else into CMYK; however, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE RESULTS.
Please set all your artwork and images to 300 dpi or more. If you have an original source, it also needs to be of an equivalent dpi to avoid getting low resolution results. Whenever possible, we recommend using source TIFF files without .jpeg compression.
Bleed and Trim
Please include the correct bleed settings in all your artwork.
If you are unsure, you can consult our file guidelines for the proper bleed setting, and your design software manual on how to setup bleeds.
- If you were creating an A4 flyer, which is 210mm x 297mm, simply add 2mm on all sides in your document bleed settings.
- This will make the final document size 216mm X 303mm. Remember to EXTEND ALL DESIGN ELEMENTS ON THE PAGE TO THE EDGE OF YOUR NEW BLEED BORDER.
- The final product will be trimmed 2mm on each side, and your final product will be a 210mm a 297mm page. The ideal trim setups are included in our templates, so when in doubt, just use ours. Each product has it is own unique bleed amount, so it is vital to check these.
If you don’t follow our requirements above, we cannot give guarantees for your final product, and we will not accept any responsibility for the outcome.
What are the dimensions for each size?