Point of sale, display, graphics and signage products for both indoor and outdoor use
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Digital images come in two formats, Vector and Raster. Artwork can be set up using either of these types, or a combination of both in one document.
We are specialists in screenprinting and this method of printing may offer significant benefits for certain jobs when compared to digital printing.
In this case, however, there may be additional artwork requirements to consider or limitations to what is acheivable. Please ask and we can advise further.
On jobs where any printed elements are at or beyond the edges of the finished job, artwork must be supplied with bleed.
For most printed jobs we would ask for this to be set at 3mm, but for small jobs 2mm may be sufficient (with large format printing we would ask for a minimum of 5mm at actual printed size).
Wherever possible, please supply all artwork at actual size.
If for practical reasons the artwork cannot be supplied at 100%, please try to use a workable scale (eg 10%, 25%, 50%).
Where artwork is to be supplied at a reduced scale, please check that the artwork is proportional to the required finished job size (if supplying raster images in your artwork, please also refer to the guidelines regarding resolution).
Please try to keep any critical elements of the design away from areas that could be affected by specific finishing requirements.
These could include drill holes or fixings, hems and eyelets on banners or joins between adjacent sections on larger panelled prints etc.
If you have any queries in this regard, please ask prior to setting up your design.
Our recommended resolution for supplied raster artwork is at least 150dpi at the actual printed size. For smaller print jobs (up to A4 size) this recommended resolution would be at least 300dpi at the printed size.
Anything below this resolution can be printed but it may mean that the dots or pixels making up the image, are visible when viewed close up.
For larger prints with artwork sent to us at a reduced scale, please remember that the resolution will need to be increased accordingly. eg. artwork scaled at 50% must be twice the resolution to compensate (25% must be x4, 10% must be x10…etc).
A lower resolution than 150dpi may be acceptable for large format jobs – but this depends on the viewing distance of the finished item.
We are happy to print any files sent but are unable to take responsibility for unexpected results due to poor resolution.
These guidelines should address most issues that could delay, or affect the cost and quality of your job…but if you have any further queries before sending us artwork, please ask and we will do our best to help.