Print Artwork Requirements

We prefer to have documents sent to us in PDF (Portable Document Format) as this eliminates most problems such as missing fonts etc.

Some program’s have PDF converters built in, such as Adobe InDesign, CorelDraw and Microsoft Word / Publisher, but there are several separate creators available, such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Desk PDFand PDF995.

We can also accept several other file formats. If you require this, please check with us before sending your artwork, as this may incur a charge.

Please check that the design of the document complies with our requirements for overbleeds & quiet borders, which can be found on the file templates Print artwork requirements Comtec Printing Services available to download

Generally, allow 5mm gap for any text at the edge of the page or at a fold, and at least 3mm bleed to be trimmed off (this prevents white space being visible when colour is right to the edge) . Including printers marks, especially crop marks, in the file is also quite helpful.

All artwork supplied must be in CMYK colour. If you supply files in RGB or Pantone colours they will automatically be converted to CMYK, and may not print as expected.

Ensure that any scanned images / photos are at a resolution of at least 300dpi for the best results. Whilst it is possible to print lower resolution images, the finished product will not be as good quality, looking very blurred.

Please flatten all layers and transparencies, where possible. Ideally, all fonts should also be converted to curves / outlines. If this is not possible, please ensure that the fonts are embedded in the file.

All items should be supplied as 1-up pages (i.e. ONE leaflet in the centre of a page). Multiple page items, such as booklets, should also be supplied this way, not as pairs of pages.

Whilst every effort will be made to inform you of any apparent errors we discover in your supplied artwork, we will reproduce the artwork you provide without further proof-reading on our part. We do not accept responsibility for any inaccuracies in artwork.