Preparation Guidelines for Sending Us Your Own Artwork

450gsm Luxury Thick Business Cards

55mm x 85mm

Matt Laminated to BOTH Sides

Full Colour to BOTH Sides

Only £29.95 (Inc Delivery to Mainland Britain)

If you wish to send us your own artwork, please observe the following guidelines for Artwork to Print Preparation...

Document Trimming

Please provide crop marks around all your supplied artwork.
 

Resolution Required for Printing

All artwork must be sent in High Resolution (300dpi) and in CMYK format. Do not send in RGB.

Artwork Bleed

It is essential that there is a minimum 3mm bleed around your artwork. This is for cutting purposes. For example: A6 size would be 111mm x 154.50mm. Save your artwork as any of the below formats. Please note that there is a 2mm tolerance for cutting on all jobs.
Please ensure that the colour is set to CMYK and not RGB.
 

PhotoshopPhotoshop

When you begin your document, set Resolution to 300dpi and colour settings to CMYK (Image/Mode/CMYK Colour). Save your file as either PDF, TIFF or JPEG. Tiff or PDF are better.
Please note: If you need us to make changes to your file we may not be able to do so with JPEG or EPS, you will need to supply your artwork as a PSD or PDF file.

PDF FilesPDF Files

Please set the correct options in your PDF document before sending. Set options for commercial printing:
Resolution - Choose High Resolution
Compression Settings - For colour and greyscale this should be down sampled to 300dpi with "auto compression" set on high
Font Embedding - Should be set to "embed all fonts"
Colour needs to be set as CMYK and not RGB (if we have to convert RGB artwork to CMYK there may be a difference in the colours).
 

Adobe IllustratorIllustrator

After ensuring that embedded images are set as Included and convert all text to curves. Save as a EPS file format.
 

InDesignIndesign

Include all font files and images used with your artwork and include in a separate folder using the 'File/Package' function.
Compress the document with Stuffit or WinZip before  sending your graphics via e-mail.
It will help if you include a screen shot of your artwork or a PDF. This will help us make sure that nothing is missing or incorrect on the artwork.
 

Quark ExpressQuark Express

Please ensure all fonts and pictures that are used in your artwork are included in a separate folder. Use the 'File/Collect for Output' function.
Compress the document with Stuffit or WinZip before  sending your graphics via e-mail.
It will help if you include a screen shot of your artwork or a PDF. This will help us make sure that nothing is missing or incorrect on the artwork.
 

Microsoft Windows DocumentsMicrosoft documents

We cannot use the following formats for printing:

Word
Excel
Publisher
PowerPoint
Works
 

Below is a link to a website that can convert many of the above file formats into a useable PDF, Nice and simple to use and IT'S FREE!
http://convert.neevia.com/pdfconvert/ Please note that ArtWork NetWork offer no guarantees or warranty in the use of the Neevia Technology website and you do so at your own risk.
 

Please note that it is important when supplying a PDF of a Microsoft document, that care is taken to ensure any spot colours are created correctly in your original document.
Please supply a screen shot of your Microsoft document before conversion this can be done in the following ways:
PC operators – Use the "PRINT SCREEN" button, usually top right on the keyboard.

Mac operators – Press the "Apple" and "Shift 4" keys, then highlight the area you wish to copy. This saves a PNG to your desktop.
 

Following these guidelines ensures that there will be no delays with your printing. If you have any problem, please don't hesitate to call on 01642 964728.

Reasons to use Artwork Network

Easy to work with

We'll come and talk to you in your place of business. We will bring samples of our work to illustrate just how we can work with you.

Awesome designs

Clients are always impressed with our work. We will go to great lengths to create design examples that are brand oriented with the clients business.

Our Experience

By combining our in depth knowledge with our passion for digital design, we can ensure that your designs are perfect and fit for purpose.

About Artwork Network

Based in Middlesbrough, Cleveland UK... Artwork Network are a graphic, print & website design company.

Providing Professionally designed and printed media to promote your business online and offline.

Our Mission

With considerable resources at our disposal, ArtWork NetWork will Plan, Design & Implement projects of any size.
Step by step communication with you is maintained throughout the project from conception to delivery.

A passion & dedication to listening to the clients needs and delivering the desired result. Whether a box of business cards to a full company branding, we will attend to every detail.