Below are our guidelines for supplying finished artwork files, suitable for use in general digital and offset printing.
This guide assumes you are working in Adobe InDesign CC.
- Flat products, such as business cards, should be set up to the finished page size of the product
- Folded products, such as DL flyers, should be set up as a spread to the open, unfolded size of the product, with trim marks to indicate fold positions.
- Saddle-stitch books should be set up to the page size of the product, as individual pages
- Burst, PUR or Perfect Bound books should be set up to the page size of the product for the text section; the cover section should be set up as an outside and inside spread, with extra width and artwork included on the spread to create the spine.
- Please consult with our customer service team to confirm the correct spine width prior to supplying artwork files.
- Ensure you add bleed to any elements which touch the edge of the page
- Check the effective image resolution of placed images; in the Link Info area of the Links pallet:
- Images of 250 ppi or greater to will produce the sharpest result
- Images between 150 and 250 ppi may appear slightly soft or blurry when printed
- Images of 150 ppi and lower may be visibly blocky when printed
- Logos are best sourced in a vector format, such as EPS or Adobe Illustrator
- Make sure there is no overset text - indicated by a red square at the bottom right of text boxes
Supplying files to us:
- Make sure you have installed our 'Eastern Press' Adobe PDF Preset - (click here for more information)
- Choose 'File > Export...', select 'Adobe PDF (Print)' file type, and select a save location
- Select the 'Eastern Press' Adobe PDF Preset option, then choose 'Export'
- Send the PDF file via email for file under 10 MB, or a transfer service such as WeTransfer for larger files.
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