Artwork Specifications

The following information contains handy hints for providing quality artwork to Print Central.
Download PDF's at the bottom of the page to get specific requirements for your design.
The better your artwork the better the print result. You can upload your artwork here

Bleed

Do use 2.5 mm minimum. 

Crop marks

No crop marks.

Marks

No printers marks please.

Format

We prefer PDF’s ideally pdf/x-3 or pdf/x-4
(other formats will work but do not always process perfectly)

We also accept open artwork from:

• We prefer Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
• Also Microsoft Word, Publisher

Colourspace

CMYK preferred
Spot colours
RGB accepted 

Colour profiles

• Nothing
FOGRA39 when CMYK
• When colour is RGB we prefer AdobeRGB

Images

300 dpi ideal, 200 dpi adequate

Layup

Single pages in numerical order eg. 1–16 and centered in middle of the page
(please don’t try to layup yourself!)

Fonts

Embedded preferred
or converted to paths/outlines

Overprint

Black artwork/text set to overprint.
White objects/text set to knockout.

Rich Black

Solid Black set to CMYK: 40,30,20,100

Charges

Any minor prepress changes to artwork will be done free of charge. Any changes needed over 15 minutes will incur a charge at $100 per hour. Your sales rep will contact you to see if you want us to make these changes or resupply your file.

Contact

For any queries relating to artwork either contact your sales rep or the Print Central Pre-press Tech:
Phone: 03 442 5992 ext 219
Email: