FILE SUPPLY

 

 

IMAGES only accepts artwork in PDF or high resolution JPEG format with the following specifications:

 

  • Photos and Illustration resolution should be a minimum of 300dpi
  • All colours need to be in CMYK (no PMS colours, RGB, LAB etc.)
  • Fonts should be embedded or outlined
  • Include Trim/Crop marks
  • 3mm bleed

 

General Design Tips

Text and non-bleed images should always be kept at least 3mm from the trim line.

 

Templates Downloads:  Business Card Landscape,  Business Card Portrait, 6pp 3rd A4 Leaflet.

Other templates available on request.

 

Rich Blacks

We strongly recommend you use CMYK Rich Black on large areas of black to ensure a nice solid result.

A good mixture for CMYK Rich Black on:

Heavier stock weights use 60 / 40 / 40 / 100

Lighter stock weights use 30 / 0 / 0 / 100

 

Business Card Artwork Setup

  • Size - 85mm x 55mm
  • Allow a 4mm margin before any important text or images begin
  • Add 3mm bleed (if applicable)

 

Spot UV Business Cards

When ordering Spot UV, we require a 3 Page PDF.

Page 1 will be the Business Card side which requires the Spot UV to be applied.

Page 2 will be the Reverse side of the Business Card.

Page 3 should be Spot UV to be applied to Page 1 ONLY (using a spot colour marked Spot UV).

 

Spot UV elements must be supplied in vector format; any text shapes to be spot-varnished must be converted to paths/outlines.

 

How to setup your files

  • Open your artwork in InDesign/Illustrator.
  • Create a new layer for the Spot UV application.
  • Select the elements you wish to enhance with Spot UV and duplicate them to the new Spot UV layer.
  • Create a NEW colour swatch and name it 'Spot UV'
  • Select colour type 'Spot Colour', and convert all Spot UV elements to this new spot color.
  • Spot UV elements should all be set to 100% Opacity.
  • IMPORTANT - Select all graphics on the Spot UV layer and set them to 'Overprint Fill' in the Attributes palette (Window/Output Attributes).
  • Select 'Overprint Preview' from the 'View' menu to CHECK your work.
  • Export the Spot UV layer - by turning off all layers except the new Spot UV layer, then export as a single PDF with all trim marks.
  • Proceed to export the CMYK file by turning off the Spot UV layer, then export all CMYK layers with trim marks.

 

Things to avoid...

  • UV varnish can sometimes shift slightly when applied.  Avoid applying UV to thin lines, small text or finely detailed artwork.  If you are aiming to cover a printed shape, then the Spot UV shape should overlap the printed edge by 2 mm to allow for any inherent variations in registration.  Likewise, block shapes meeting the edge should be treated like backgrounds: bleed them to the very edge of the document page.

 

  • Avoid large solid areas of Spot UV bleeding to the edge as chipping and flaking may occur once the job has been guillotined or die-cut.

 

  • Don't try to align fine detail.  Spot UV is not suited to alignment with fine detail, such as small type, or shapes with thin lines.  Avoid positive lines thinner than 1 mm, and avoid reversed-out lines thinner than 2 mm.

 

 

FILE SUPPLY

 

IMAGES only accepts artwork in PDF or high resolution JPEG format with the following specifications:

 

  • Photos and Illustration resolution should be a minimum of 300dpi

 

  • All colours need to be in CMYK (no PMS colours, RGB, LAB etc.

 

  • Fonts should be embedded or outlined

 

  • Include Trim/Crop marks

 

  • 3mm bleed

 

General Design Tips

Text and non-bleed images should always be kept at least 3mm from the trim line.

 

Templates Downloads:  Business Card Landscape,  Business Card Portrait, 6pp 3rd A4 Leaflet.

Other templates available on request.

 

Rich Blacks

 

We strongly recommend you use CMYK Rich Black on large areas of black to ensure a nice solid result.

A good mixture for CMYK Rich Black on:

Heavier stock weights use 60 / 40 / 40 / 100

Lighter stock weights use 30 / 0 / 0 / 100

 

Business Card Artwork Setup

 

  • Size - 85mm x 55mm
  • Allow a 4mm margin before any important text or images begin
  • Add 3mm bleed (if applicable)

 

Spot UV Business Cards

 

When ordering Spot UV, we require a 3 Page PDF.

Page 1 will be the Business Card side which requires the Spot UV to be applied.

Page 2 will be the Reverse side of the Business Card.

Page 3 should be Spot UV to be applied to Page 1 ONLY (using a spot colour marked Spot UV).

 

Spot UV elements must be supplied in vector format; any text shapes to be spot-varnished must be converted to paths/outlines.

 

 

How to setup your files

 

  • Open your artwork in InDesign/Illustrator.

 

  • Create a new layer for the Spot UV application.

 

  • Select the elements you wish to enhance with Spot UV and duplicate them to the new Spot UV layer.

 

  • Create a NEW colour swatch and name it 'Spot UV'

 

  • Select colour type 'Spot Colour', and convert all Spot UV elements to this new spot color.

 

  • Spot UV elements should all be set to 100% Opacity.

 

  • IMPORTANT - Select all graphics on the Spot UV layer and set them to 'Overprint Fill' in the Attributes palette (Window/Output Attributes).

 

  • Select 'Overprint Preview' from the 'View' menu to CHECK your work.

 

  • Export the Spot UV layer - by turning off all layers except the new Spot UV layer, then export as a single PDF with all trim marks.

 

  • Proceed to export the CMYK file by turning off the Spot UV layer, then export all CMYK layers with trim marks.

 

 

Things to avoid...

 

  • UV varnish can sometimes shift slightly when applied.  Avoid applying UV to thin lines, small text or finely detailed artwork.  If you are aiming to cover a printed shape, then the Spot UV shape should overlap the printed edge by 2 mm to allow for any inherent variations in registration.  Likewise, block shapes meeting the edge should be treated like backgrounds: bleed them to the very edge of the document page.

 

  • Avoid large solid areas of Spot UV bleeding to the edge as chipping and flaking may occur once the job has been guillotined or die-cut.

 

  • Don't try to align fine detail.  Spot UV is not suited to alignment with fine detail, such as small type, or shapes with thin lines.  Avoid positive lines thinner than 1 mm, and avoid reversed-out lines thinner than 2 mm.

 

FILE SUPPLY

 

IMAGES only accepts artwork in PDF or high resolution JPEG format with the following specifications:

 

  • Photos and Illustration resolution should be a minimum of 300dpi

 

  • All colours need to be in CMYK (no PMS colours, RGB, LAB etc.)

 

  • Fonts should be embedded or outlined

 

  • Include Trim/Crop marks

 

  • 3mm bleed

 

General Design Tips

Text and non-bleed images should always be kept at least 3mm from the trim line.

 

Templates Downloads: Business Card Landscape,  Business Card Portrait, 6pp 3rd A4 Leaflet.

Other templates available on request.

 

Rich Blacks

 

We strongly recommend you use CMYK Rich Black on large areas of black to ensure a nice solid result.

A good mixture for CMYK Rich Black on:

Heavier stock weights use 60 / 40 / 40 / 100

Lighter stock weights use 30 / 0 / 0 / 100

 

Business Card Artwork Setup

 

  • Size - 85mm x 55mm

 

  • Allow a 4mm margin before any important text or images begin

 

  • Add 3mm bleed (if applicable)

 

Spot UV Business Cards

 

When ordering Spot UV, we require a 3 Page PDF.

Page 1 will be the Business Card side which requires the Spot UV to be applied.

Page 2 will be the Reverse side of the Business Card.

Page 3 should be Spot UV to be applied to Page 1 ONLY (using a spot colour marked Spot UV).

 

Spot UV elements must be supplied in vector format; any text shapes to be spot-varnished must be converted to paths/outlines.

 

 

How to setup your files

 

  • Open your artwork in InDesign/Illustrator.

 

  • Create a new layer for the Spot UV application.

 

  • Select the elements you wish to enhance with Spot UV and duplicate them to the new Spot UV layer.

 

  • Create a NEW colour swatch and name it 'Spot UV'.

 

  • Select colour type 'Spot Colour', and convert all Spot UV elements to this new spot color.

 

  • Spot UV elements should all be set to 100% Opacity.

 

  • IMPORTANT - Select all graphics on the Spot UV layer and set them to 'Overprint Fill' in the Attributes palette (Window/Output Attributes).

 

  • Select 'Overprint Preview' from the 'View' menu to CHECK your work.

 

  • Export the Spot UV layer - by turning off all layers except the new Spot UV layer, then export as a single PDF with all trim marks.

 

  • Proceed to export the CMYK file by turning off the Spot UV layer, then export all CMYK layers with trim marks.

 

 

Things to avoid...

 

  • UV varnish can sometimes shift slightly when applied.  Avoid applying UV to thin lines, small text or finely detailed artwork.  If you are aiming to cover a printed shape, then the Spot UV shape should overlap the printed edge by 2 mm to allow for any inherent variations in registration.  Likewise, block shapes meeting the edge should be treated like backgrounds: bleed them to the very edge of the document page.

 

  • Avoid large solid areas of Spot UV bleeding to the edge as chipping and flaking may occur once the job has been guillotined or die-cut.

 

  • Don't try to align fine detail.  Spot UV is not suited to alignment with fine detail, such as small type, or shapes with thin lines.  Avoid positive lines thinner than 1 mm, and avoid reversed-out lines thinner than 2 mm.