ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

ARTWORK FORMAT

Please submit your artwork in one of the following formats:

  • PDF;
  • AI (Adobe Illustrator, CS5);
  • PSD (Adobe Photoshop, CS5);
  • INDD (Adobe InDesign, CS5);
  • EPS;
  • TIFF (min 300 dpi resolution);

We may accept other formats. But please confirm with our pre-press department upfront.

FILE INFORMATION

Please include following file information with your artwork:

  • Artwork supplied in CMYK
  • Min 300 dpi resolution is required for 4 colour process images;
  • Any logos need to be done as vector artwork.
  • Fonts converted to outlines or supplied with an artwork;
  • Knife drawings for die cut or top cut jobs have to be supplied as part of the artwork;
  • When white is required on a clear sticker the white file has to be supplied separately;
  • For labels specify if artwork has to be printed face up “sticky back” of face down “sticky front”

BLEEDS & BORDERS

Safe copy area is 3mm away from the edge or knife area:

  • Full bleed printing extend image min 3mm outside the product boundary for.
  • Take text or image min 3mm inside the product boundary if they are placed inside the product edges.

VIGNETTES

There's no hard rules with the section of vignettes & type, size, line thicknesses. It depends on the design & the final size.

We will confirm with you before proofing if there are any issues . But please note - due to the nature of screen-printing are not able to match the high screen rulings of offset printers.

PROOFING

  • Low resolution digital proof will be supplied before going into a production.
  • We need a customer sign-off before we can start a production.
  • Product sample available on request. Extra cost might apply.

SUPPLYING ARTWORK

  • By email - prepress@acmepreston.com.au (up to 10MB)
  • CD, DVD or USB memory stick
  • To submit a large file ask Acme Preston to set up a web account for you, then log in at www.acmepreston.com.au and upload file up to 200MB.
  • Also many customers use www.box.net to share large documents. Registration is free, quick & easy. It allows you to upload & send links to various files for free.   

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Ph: (02) 9644 5877
F: (02) 9644 2088
9 Everley Rd, AUBURN,
NSW, 2144, AUSTRALIA
PO Box 2053, BERALA, NSW, 2141