Supplying Artwork

Please provide crop marks and bleed around all your supplied artwork.

PDF Files are the preferred artwork format
We request all our artwork to be supplied as high resolution (300dpi). It is important that you prepare your PDF file in the correct way. These options must be set 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 not RGB (RGB artwork will be converted to CMYK and this may effect your colours).

Include all embedded images and convert all text to curves. Save as a ai file.

Set Resolution to 300dpi when starting your new document. Save file as either TIFF or JPEG if using JPEG save using maximum quality setting.

Please note: If you need us to make changes to your file (JPEG / EPS), we will require you to re-supply new artwork as either a PSD, PDF or AI file as we are unable to make changes to flattened images.

Please ensure all fonts and pictures used in your artwork are supplied to us in a separate folder using the "package" function under the "file" menu. Compress the document using Stuffit or WinZip before uploading or sending your order via email.

Please include a PDF. This is for our reference to make sure that nothing is missing or moved on the artwork supplied.

Please ensure that you do not supply your files imposed or as "printers pairs". Please only send one version.

Artwork Bleed

It is essential that there is a minimum 3mm bleed around your artwork. This is for cutting purposes. For example: A4 size would be 216mm x 303mm. Save your artwork as any of the above formats. 

Please note that there is a 2mm tolerance for cutting on all jobs.

Microsoft documents
We can except the following formats 

  • Word
  • Publisher files

However, these will be converted by us and may look differently on our systems. Please note: all files must be proofed prior to printing and you will need to approve the pdf before proceeding. This can take between 1-2 days.

Below is a link to a website that can convert any of the above files into a useable PDF, it is easy-to-use and will do it for you right there online and IT'S FREE!

Although L&P group make every effort to provide an error free product, your co-operation is required as well. The final responsibility for proofing is yours. A proof can be sent to you via e-mail (free of charge) or by post (a fee of £20 will be charged) if you request this when the order is placed.

The proof is submitted to you to ensure the accuracy of your printed project. You, the customer, are responsible for ensuring the complete accuracy of this proof. After signing our Proof Approval Form, you are responsible for any errors or omissions not indicated at this time.

Need help?
Following these guidelines ensures that there will be no delays with your printing. If you have any problem, please don't hesitate to call our design team on 01274 580211 who will be more than willing to help.