Supplying Files

What types of media and file formats are accepted?

We accept artwork supplied on Floppy, USB, CD, DVD, and most camera memory card formats.
File formats: PDF (press quality), Adobe Software and CorelDRAW files.
Photo formats: TIF, EPS, JPEG, BMP, GIF and others (for best print quality the image resolution must be 300dpi)

  • It is vital to embed or convert ALL fonts to outlines. When saving PDF files, ensure that the 'embed all fonts and images' box option is selected.
  • To keep file size to a minimum please ensure supplied images have a resolution of 300dpi and are placed at 100% in your document layout.
  • Please ensure that colours are nominated 'CMYK'. Please note that some pantone colours are outside the printable range of the CMYK colour-space. Also, computer screen colours do not accurately represent finished printed results.

What is the difference between RGB and CMYK?

RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is the primary colour model used by electronic display devices (e.g., monitors).

CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) is the primary colour model used in offset printing.

The differences between RGB and CMYK become crucial when designers attempt to move documents from their screens onto hard copy. There are many RGB colours that CMYK printers cannot reproduce. Something that looks good on the monitor may not look the same when printed. To overcome this limitation, most applications allow you to work with an image by specifying CMYK colour instead of RGB.