30 Years Experience

Professional Design & Artwork

 

Turning Ideas Into Reality

Our designers will work with you from the initial design concept and listen to your ideas, then develop them into a final product.

We will take your supplied artwork to produce the result you are looking for using the latest tools and software on both Mac and PC platforms.

When submitting artwork/files to us, please see our technical specifications.

Using these will enable us to process your artwork/files quickly,

we use Dropbox for uploading larger files.

 

Graphic File Requirements

Adobe Photoshop (CS Suite or Lower - MAC).

Adobe Illustrator (CS Suite or Lower).

Please note: All formats should be flattened with no layers wherever possible.

Tiff format, EPS format (all fonts must be embedded or converted to paths).

JPEG format , Bitmap format.

• Resolution for halftones to be minimum 300dpi, lineart minimum 800dpi.

All multi colour images to be saved as CMYK process separation or the relevant pantone matching system colours.

Any files supplied from the web are generally optimised for speed, NOT QUALITY.

NO RGB Files, JPEG Encoding Files, LZW Compression.

PDF Files:

Please note: All PDF's should be flattened with no layers.

Adobe Acrobat PDF - all images and fonts must be embedded.

Minimum resolution for halftones is 300dpi, lineart 800dpi.

The file should be print optimised, with bleed, registration marks, trapping, to press specification.

 

 

DTP Packages

Quarkxpress (MAC 4 - 7)  (WIN 4.0) When supplying from Quark please 'collect for output' including fonts. Please do not use the modifier palette with type (e.g. bold, italic, underline etc.) as we cannot guarantee the output from devices. Use the individual postscript fonts where possible to avoid this.

InDesign (MAC) When supplying from Indesign please collect for output using the 'package' command including fonts. Please do not use the modifier palette with type (e.g. bold, italic, underline etc.) as we cannot guarantee the output from devices. Use the individual postscript fonts where possible to avoid this.

Microsoft Publisher (WIN) When supplying from Publisher please collect for output using the 'Pack and go' command including fonts for printer/bureau.

Microsoft Packages:

Word 97/2000 (WIN) Please supply the images used in your document separately with your document. All images should be supplied separately in either tif, eps or jpeg formats and accompanied by a hard copy of your job) example: layout.doc + pic.jpg/pic.tif ... etc.

Microsoft Word Capture words and spaces in version 2000 or lower and we will copy and paste into our own DTP solution.

Excel (WIN) Please ensure data is clean and usable before submitting.

Access (WIN) Please ensure database is checked, clean and usable before submitting.

Powerpoint (WIN) Please check with studio staff before submitting.

Other packages/file types:

Freehand/Corel Draw (convert text to curves and export as an EPS).

Pagemaker (export as an EPS).

We accept the following media types CD, DVD. USB Memory stick. We recommend only submitting emails of up to 3mb in file size, thereafter supplied on disk or sent via Dropbox.

 

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