ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

1. For standard business card setup must be within 90 x 55mm (extra cost applied for bigger size). 

2. Embosser artwork must be within 39mm diameter. Simple typeface or/and line work. Minimum line weight 0.8mm.

3. All text converted to outlines (vector art).

Step 1 - Select your text.

Step 2 - Select the “Type” window, then select “Create Outlines” (Mac shortcut = Shift + Command + O, PC shortcut = Shift + Control + O).

Text NOT converted to outlines.

Text converted to outlines.

4. Artwork must be in vector format (except for full colour printing images). Adobe Illustrator (.ai) and PDF files are preferred. 

Raster images (bitmap) are made up of pixels in a grid. Common formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF, PSD

Vector images are made up of many individual, scalable objects. Common formats: AI, EPS, PDF, CDR, SVG

Raster / bitmap image (when enlarged 1000%)

Vector graphics (when enlarged 1000%)

5. Minimum Line Weight: Letterpress 0.1mm / Foiling 0.2mm. Minimum Negative Space: 0.5mm.

6. For letterpress and spot colour printing, colo​u​rs set to PMS spot colours (choose from Pantone® Solid Uncoated Formula Guide).

If you don't have a Pantone Book, we can pick colours to match your artwork based on our screen display.

7. Foil colours set to solid colour (no gradient).

Foil colour set in gradient or pattern

Foil colour set in solid colour (can be any colour)

8. For any colour background / graphics / images that go to the edge of the artwork, please include 3mm bleed and trim marks.

Background image WITHOUT bleed

Background image WITH bleed

9. For artwork with border on the edge/close to the edge must allow at least 3mm margins

Please kindly note that we can assist you with pre-press file set up at an hourly rate of $66 and billed in 30 minutes increments.

Submission forms are also available to download.

Background image WITHOUT bleed

Background image with bleed