PDF Settings

PDF Output Settings


For optimum print quality and no-fuss artwork supply our PDF preset is the solution. Adding our PDF preset to Adobe Indesign and Illustrator ensures that your PDF version, resolution, transparency, bleed and marks setting are automatically set to our print requirements.

Artwork Requirements

Artwork Supply
- Ensure artwork is supplied to quote specification size
- We require a 3mm bleed on all artwork
- Do not supply imposed artwork (We’ll look after that) or pages as spreads.
File Formats
- PDF files are the preferred format (use the PDF/X-1a standard if you’re not sure).
- If you’re unable to supply a PDF, please include all linked files, images and fonts.
Colour
- For solid black areas use rich black values of C 30 M 30 Y 30 K100
- Black text should be 100K (do not use rich black)
- Colourspace should be CMYK
- Any non-bleed image should be kept within 3mm margin
- Tints should be greater than 10%
- For solid colours, add noise or texture to reduce banding and smooth appearance
Fonts
- Always embed fonts when creating a PDF
- Do not subset fonts
- Outline fonts in vector artwork before saving
Images
- Resolution should be 300ppi at 100% size
- Colourspace should be CMYK
- Any non-bleed image should be kept within 3mm margin
Images
- Resolution should be 300ppi at 100% size
- Colourspace should be CMYK
- Any non-bleed image should be kept within 3mm margin

Artwork Templates

Save time and hassle with our artwork templates. For all your standard document sizes, setup to our correct artwork specifications. Templates are available in Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator and PDF formats.