No-one likes delays on their orders, so help us to help you by following these quick and simple tips on how to supply us with ‘print ready’ artwork.
Should further explanation of these tips be needed, please contact one of our team who will be happy to talk you through, to help you achieve the best possible results.
Helpful tips for your label artwork:
- Artwork should be created to be the finished size of your label.
- Remove all trim marks, printer marks or slugs.
- All artwork should be CMYK not RGB.
- Preferred artwork supplied as vector PDF’s.
- Fonts – When supplying final artwork please outline all fonts.
- Bleed – A minimum of 1.5mm bleed should be included on any design that prints beyond
the cutter guide.
- Safe Area – A minimum of 1.5mm safe area between the artwork and cutter guide.
- Layers on artwork – If white layers, foils or varnishes are shown within a design, then please
ensure these are placed on separate layers and created in a spot colour.
- Cutter Guides – Placed on the top layer and set to a spot colour.
- Resolution – Images must achieve a minimum of 300dpi.
- Barcodes – High quality vector readable codes should be included in your design. We can create barcodes but prefer them to be supplied with a magnification no less than 80% and white margin indicator. If on a clear material, please add a white spot layer behind the barcode.
- White layer – For printing on clear or silver materials, create a spot colour where you need white to print. White is NOT required under 100% black.
- Black print – To achieve the best black colour, ensure the artwork is 100% black and not
made from CMYK.
- Overprints – ALL overprints need to be turned off, including blacks.
- Please unlock all artwork.
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