Supplying an Adobe .pdf is the easiest way for us to print your work and providing the file has been saved appropriately, the whole process should be trouble free.
The .pdf files our clients supply fall into two main criteria: ‘Print’ or ‘Press’ all of which need to be saved/exported at the highest resolution possible to ensure they print correctly and appear crisp.
Files for ‘print’ relates to standard size documents intended to be digitally printed such as A4 letters, leaflets, reports and any other text-heavy publications that are generated in programs such as Microsoft Word or Publisher. In most cases, these files don’t have any of the printed image going over the edge of the page and do not need to be supplied with ‘crop marks’ and ‘bleeds’ as these sized documents are accurately produced straight onto A5, A4 and A3 sized stock by our digital printing technology.
Files for ‘press’ relates to standard and non-standard sized documents intended to be litho’ printed. Artwork must be tagged to the appropriate spot colour(s) or for full colour process printing (cmyk). Regardless of whether these document have image running off one or more edges, these .pdf files must be supplied with ‘crop marks’ and ‘bleeds’ to ensure the printed image goes right to the trimmed edge of the stock.
Artwork usually intended for lithographic printing with spot colours includes business cards and corporate stationery as well as high-volume print runs on any item.
Pagination [aka page order]
When suppling artwork for a booklet, our imposition software takes care of arranging the pages in the correct order so please ensure your supplied .pdf files are single pages running from the front cover to the back.