Graphic Design Services

We have a highly skilled design and pre-press department, which encompasses design and concept services, digital file transfer, digital proofing and computer-to-plate technology.

We can produce quality artwork to your own design specifications, whether it’s starting a design job from scratch, executing large changes to artwork or even simple text and edit corrections.

Our Design team will do all your pre-press set up, tailoring each job for high quality printing. Prepress work is essential to iron out any problems with your files so there will be no problems on the press.

Artwork Supply - Offset and Digital Printing Specifications

If you are preparing your own artwork for print, it is important that your files are correct when you send them to us. We can accept files created on both Mac and PC.

Final artwork to be supplied on:

 •   CD or DVD

 •   USB Flash Drive

 •   Smaller files 10MB or under can be emailed here

When possible, please supply hard copy printout when supplying your artwork.

When supplying Illustrator (ai, eps) or PDF documents please note that it is preferred that the fonts be converted to outlines or supplied if no changes are necessary.

When supplying bitmaps or files created in Photoshop (ie. TIFF, PSD, JPEG) please ensure that they are flattened and converted to correct colour (CMYK or Greyscale– not RGB) and all images are at a minimum resolution of 300dpi.

All colours must be in CMYK or PMS depending on job description (not RGB).

600dpi is recommended for files containing text, as this will improve text readability.

Please supply us with all linked images and include all fonts otherwise this may incur a delay in printing (packaged in-design file).

Please ensure that at least 2mm bleed is in place where needed.

Please Note: Failure to supply your files correctly could delay your job, and may incur additional costs.

We accept:
 •   Indesign CS5 - packaged & zipped with fonts & links supplied.
 •   Corel x5 files - Fonts converted to curves (outlines) or supplied separately.
 •   Illustrator EPS or AI version 5.5 or earlier (fonts converted to outlines or supplied separately.
 •   Press Quality PDF files with fonts embedded and all images at appropriate resolution
     Colour mode CMYK/Grayscale at 300dpi finished size.
 •   Word, Publisher, Powerpoint files - These files will need to be made press quality by us, proofing will be required and
     additional artwork costs may incur. Original image may need to be supplied separately.

If the program used (or file type) is not listed here please call us to discuss supply options.

If you require us to edit the files provided, we recommend supplying the file in its original format (ie. Illustrator ai) with fonts & images provided.

Note: Digital files direct to print can be supplied containing RGB elements from word/publisher files however, the colour will only be achievable in digital printing and will vary dramatically from screen colours.