We have prepared the following guide to assist you with your artwork preparation. If you have a specific problem that is not covered in this guide, please call 1-877-367-0078  or 613-267-0078, or e-mail us at info@imagesperth.com. Artwork that is not prepared properly may lead to issues in production.
 

Quick Checklist


         ►Check the spelling.

         ►Check the content and information.

         ►Type is legible and crisp.

►Text and information are not too close to the edges.

►Bleed is added.

►Artwork matches the specified dimensions.

►Colors in CMYK mode.

 


Bleeds


A 1/8" border must be added to pictures and designs bleeding to the edge, so that there is no white space or border showing around the artwork. It is also important to keep text at least a 1/4" away from the paper edge or the trim line. This will prevent issues in trimming.
 
 

Color Specifications


Print previews are not a safe and sure measuring tool for color accuracy. Colors on the file might be affected by monitor calibration, screen resolution and lighting, just to name a few. Many Pantone colors show a marked color shift when converted to four color process.
 
To achieve the desired color on press, digital files must reflect accurate color models and percentage. Please make sure all colors are in CMYK mode for color accuracy and a better quality output.
 
 

Image Resolutions

►All images and pictures should be 300 dpi.

►Rasterized text or logos should be 1200 dpi.

►Screen values should be between 133 lpi and 150 lpi.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our graphics department at 1-877-367-0078
 
 

Adobe Photoshop

►Files should be 300 dpi at 100% of actual size for quality offset reproduction.
►Files should be saved in PDF format (embed all fonts and set the screen value to 133 lpi.)
 
 

Digital Proofs


Digital proofs intend to show you the layout and design elements and content of your job, but cannot be a guarantee of color accuracy. If color accuracy is of extreme importance to you, please ask for a hard copy proof.