PREFERRED ARTWORK

  • Print Ready PDF or JPG
  • Colour – CMYK
  • Bleed – 3mm
  • Safe Zone – 3mm inside the edge of design
  • Resolution – 300dpi
  • Fonts – curved / embedded

Please note that RGB and Pantone colours will be automatically converted to CMYK, which might affect the colour of your print. We will not be responsible for any colour variation because of conversion.

Why does the print look different from the document on my Screen?

A major cause for this is that a screen uses RGB colours. Printing colours are made up of CMYK colours. This usually accounts for colour differences.

What is Bleed:

When graphics continue to the edge of a document, bleed is required. The industry standard is to have 3mm of bleed on each edge of a document, with a 3mm safe zone inside on all sides, giving us room to cut your custom print without cutting required text, logo etc.

For example: (For an A4 Artwork, Finished Size: 210 x 297mm, Artwork with Bleed: 216 x 303mm,  Safe Zone: 204 x 291mm).

Safe Zone:

Safe Zone is an additional 3mm inside the cutting edge in which no text or important information should be placed. Any text or information placed in this area is at risk of being cut off.

ARTWORK GUIDANCE FOR VARIOUS PRODUCTS

A4 Document
Finished Size: 210 x 297 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 216 x 303 mm
Safe Zone: 204 x 291 mm

A5 Document
 Finished Size: 148 x 210 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 154 x 216 mm
Safe Zone: 142 x 204 mm

 

 A6 Document
Finished Size: 105 x 148mm
With 3mm Bleed: 111 x 154mm
Safe Zone: 99 x 142mm

 

DL Document
Finished Size: 100 x 210 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 106 x 216 mm
Safe Zone: 94 x 204 mm

 

A3 Document
Finished Size: 297 x 420 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 303 x 426 mm
Safe Zone: 291 x 414 mm

 

A2 Document
Finished Size: 420 x 594 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 426 x 600 mm
Safe Zone: 414 x 588 mm

 

A1 Document
Finished Size: 594 x 841 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 600 x 847 mm
 Safe Zone: 588 x 835 mm

 

Business Cards
Finished Size: 85 x 55 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 91 x 61 mm
Safe Zone: 79 x 49 mm

 

C4 Envelope
 Finished Size: 229 x 324 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 235 x 330 mm
Safe Zone: 221 x 318 mm (4mm from left, right,bottom and 8mm from top)
Please Note: The upper 8mm is not printable, as this space is required for the machine to process envelope.

C5 Envelope
Finished Size: 229 x 162 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 235 x 168 mm
Safe Zone: 221 x 150 mm (4mm from left, right,bottom and 8mm from top)
Please Note: The upper 8mm is not printable, as this space is required for the machine to process envelope.

DL Envelope
Finished Size: 220 x 110 mm
With 3mm Bleed: 226 x 116 mm
 Safe Zone: 212 x 98 mm (4mm from left, right,bottom and 8mm from top)
Please Note: The upper 8mm is not printable, as this space is required for the machine to process envelope