File Set up


To ensure quality during the trimming process a 3mm bleed is required for small format artwork and 5mm for large format. Any part of the image that runs to the edge of the page needs to run into this area.
This gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper and design inconsistencies.

Crop Marks

Most publishing software has the ability to add the crop marks when preparing a print ready file.
These will give the printer a clear indication on where to trim your artwork.

Print Resolution

For good quality printed images and logos need to be at a high resolution, 300dpi (dots per inch).

Colour Management

All files should be supplied in CMYK not RGB where possible.

Paper size guide

Size Width x Height (mm) Width x Height (in)
4A0 1682 x 2378 mm 66.2 x 93.6 in
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Finishing options

Here is a list of just a FEW finishing options available to choose from. As there are so many should you need help as to what will work best for you please call us and we can lead you through the choices.

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