How to supply artwork to a printer

Not sure if your artwork is print-ready? Don’t worry, each file goes through a 12-point artwork check. You will receive a PDF proof for approval via email for you to approve before we go to print. If we spot any technical issues or if we have suggestions to improve your artwork, we’ll let you know.

When supplying artwork files please send them as one of the following:

  • PDF – with 3mm bleed. Trim marks are useful but not essential.
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai) with links, fonts, images and logos supplied OR outline all fonts
  • Adobe InDesign (.indd) packaged with links, fonts, images and logos supplied OR outline all fonts.
  • EPS file


When supplying text for artwork, please make sure it is all typed up correctly in a Microsoft Word document. This will save you money in artwork time, as we will not have to type it up for you which can be time-consuming! We will copy and paste the text directly from the document so please double check all spelling, grammar and punctuation before supplying.

Before approving your proof please double check all text once more just to make sure there are no errors – we recommend asking someone who did not type the original text to proof read!

We have a range if artwork templates available to download but, if you do need help with creating your files – don’t struggle, just ask us for help. We are available during office hours via our online chat or simply call 01332 418377.


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