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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPLY ARTWORK?
All print ready artwork(s) should be supplied in a PDF with crop marks and at least 4mm bleed. Multiple files should always be sent with a zip file.
WHAT IS A PDF?
PDF stands for Portable Document Format. A PDF is commonly used as an artwork proofing tool. Using this type of file ensures that nothing can change from when you send your document to when we print it.
WHAT ARE CROP MARKS?
Crop marks are the lines around an image that dictate where cutting is to take place. Also known as ‘registration marks’, they are used when offset printing to ensure that each colour is being printed in the right place.
WHAT IS BLEED?
Bleed is the area outside the crop marks (registration marks). If you are printing a business card and the colour or text goes all the way to the edge of the card, the image or text needs to exceed this area, or risk having a white line when cutting is complete.
WHAT IS CMYK?
CMYK stands for C=Cyan, M=Magenta, Y=Yellow and K=Black. These four colours make up the colour pallet for all digital and offset printing. The K stands for Key, as black is the key component when printing an image. This mostly applies to printing photos because until the key colour has been added, the photo will seem lifeless. The black adds the depth and enriches the CMY components.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT COLOUR PALLET TO USE?
Digital Printworks use CMYK for digital printing. Below is a summary of how each colour palette is used:
- CMYK – Digital printing.
- Pantone Colours (PMS) – Offset printing & corporate specific colours.
- RGB – Website design.
MY FILE IS TOO BIG TO UPLOAD!
Not to worry. There are plenty of websites that can cater to bigger files. The best one we recommend is www.DropCanvas.com. There are no sign ups or plans. Just simply drag your file into the webpage and email us the link it provides. Easy!