Frequently Asked Questions

What are the artwork requirements?

We can pretty much handle any graphics file you can throw at us – but there are a few things to keep in mind when supplying your artwork.

Vector Files

We prefer files to be supplied in vector format. Vector graphics can be scaled and rendered at any size without loss of quality, meaning we can reproduce very high quality prints. We use Adobe Illustrator CS5, so if you can supply Illustrator files this is ideal. Otherwise export your file to a vector based PDF. Please make sure that you supply any fonts, or alternatively convert all text to paths.

Pixel File

Common graphics formats such as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF and BMP are compressed files, meaning that some of the information has been cleverly removed from the file to make it quicker to transport over the internet. These ‘pixel files’ are generally not easy for us to work with as they are not intended to be manipulated. They often cannot be enlarged without significant loss of quality. As a rough rule, the larger the file, the more detail it will contain and the better the result when it is printed. If you only have JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF or BMP files available, by all means send them through. Bear in mind that we may have to recreate them in a vector based format.

CAD Files

We can import CAD files such as DXF, however there can be some compatibility issues. Please give us a call to discuss this.