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COMMERCIAL PRINT READY SPECIFICATIONS
All sizes given are in millimetres
Item Finished Size Bleed Margins Details
Business Cards 90 x 54 2 3-5 full spec sheet
A6 (Postcard) 105 x 148 2 5 full spec sheet
DL 99 x 210 2 5 full spec sheet
A5 148 x 210 2 5 full spec sheet
A4 210 x 297 2 5 full spec sheet
TRI-FOLD Brochure 210 x 297 2 5 full spec sheet
A3 297 x 420 2 5 full spec sheet
A2 420 x 594 2 5
A1 594 x 841 2 5
A0 841 x 1189 2 5
Booklets A4 | A5 | A6 5 10 full spec sheet
Docket books (NCR) A4 | A5 | DL 3mm if needed 5 min Perforation @ 18mm. 5mm margin required from perforation. full spec sheet
Corflutes 600x900 | 900x1200 20 30 10mm eyelets 15mm from edges if required. Use 3mm magenta dot on artwork for eyelet placement. full spec sheet
ACM Custom 25, 5 (If 1500 high) 30 Plus 25mm bleed for overlapping panels 10mm eyelets 15mm from edges if required. Use 3mm magenta dot on artwork for eyelet placement.
full spec sheet
Vehicle Wraps Custom 100-300 50 25mm bleed for overlapping panels Max print height 1500mm inc bleed Due to vehicle wraps being so unique and customised to each vehicle, a setup fee applies to any supplied artwork. Take into account any lights, badges, handles and other obstacles.
Auto View One Way Vision Custom 100 50 Avoid obstacles such as wipers, lights, cameras and mirrors. For vehicles with a large curve 150mm bleed may be needed at the top. Print file may need a curve to account for the curve of the window. full spec sheet
Shop View & Vinyl for flat windows Custom 15 30-50 Bleed Right and Bottom only full spec sheet
Coloured Vinyl Cuts Custom No Bleed N/A Use contour cut hairline full spec sheet
Print & Cut Vinyl Decals/Stickers Custom 3 -10 3 Use contour cut hairline full spec sheet
Pull Up Banners 850 x 2110 No Bleed 150mm at bottom & 50mm at top, 50mm on sides full spec sheet
Deluxe Metal A Frames 600x900 10 30 full spec sheet
Wall Graphics Custom 25 30 Plus 25mm bleed for overlapping panels
Vehicle Magnets Custom No Bleed 10 full spec sheet
Eyelet Banners Custom 35 50 Max print height -1500mm inc bleed. 10mm eyelets 15mm from edges. Use 3mm magenta dot on artwork for eyelet placement. full spec sheet
Lightboxes Custom 15 50* *You need to know the size of the acrylic face and the size of the frame full spec sheet
Synthetic Posters Custom No Bleed 10-20
Sail Track Banners Custom No Bleed 50

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When sending us image files, please consider..

  • Proof-reading: Check for spelling and grammar errors to avoid printing inaccuracies.
  • Correct Size: The file must be sized appropriately for the intended print dimensions. See our spec sheet.
  • Resolution: Are images at a high enough resolution. Minimum of 300ppi is required for print.
  • Margins: Adequate margins to avoid cutting off important information or borders. See our spec sheet.
  • Bleeds: Most artwork requires at least 2mm bleed beyond the finish size to account for any variations during cutting. Bleeds will vary, please see our spec sheet.
  • Font and Image Inclusion: All fonts and images should be embeded.
  • Contrast and Readability: Ensure good contrast between text and background for readability in print.
  • Colour Mode: Colours should ideally be set to CMYK rather than RGB to match the printing process. See information on print colour matching.

When sending photos, please send us the original file from the camera (not a screenshot, or a copy of the image from social media)

These files are not suitable for printing:  MS Word, MS Publisher, MS Excel, MS Power point, Google Docs and Canva files.  Files which are not print ready, a pre-press fee will likely be charged. Here's some more information about file types

We typically work with high-resolution PDF’s, as we primary work with professional software such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator; they are universally accepted by all commercial printers.

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Vector Image Files

File contains point to point lines & areas

EPS - General Vector File

  • Encapsulated PostScript
  • Vector File format (can contain raster images too)
  • Good for printing and exchanging graphics between different applications

SVG - Web Vector File

  • Scalable Vector Graphics
  • Vector Graphical Image
  • Can link to raster image files
  • Ideal for website vector graphics
  • Not ideal for print but can be used

AI - Adobe Vector File

  • Adobe Illustrator Artwork File Format
  • Vector Graphical Image

CDR - Corel Vector File

  • CorelDRAW file format
  • Vector File format (can contain raster images too)

Combined Image Files

File contains multiple data types

PDF - Adobe Document Standard

  • Portable Document Format
  • Primary Designed to be general format for printing, sharing documents and archiving
  • Contains raster images, vector graphics, text and interactive elements
  • Vector elements will be scalability, vector element wont

PSD - Adobe Photoshop File

  • Adobe Photoshop Document
  • Primarily raster graphics, can contain vector graphics and text layers

INDD - Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe InDesign Document
  • Container file for vector, raster, textual elements
  • Ideal for Page layout design, such as brochures, magazines, posters, flyers etc

Raster Image Files

File contains a grid of colour pixels

PNG - Raster Image for Graphics

  • Portable Network Graphics
  • 24-bit RGB colour plus transparent
  • Compressed Raster (usually lossless compression)
  • Ideal for onscreen graphics

JPEG or JPG - Raster Image for Photos

  • Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • Compressed Raster
  • 24-bit RGB colour (no transparent layers)
  • Variable Compression Rates (lossy)
  • Ideal for photographs

GIF - Raster Image for website graphics

  • Graphics Interchange Format
  • 24-bit RGB colour plus transparent
  • Compressed Raster (usually lossless compression)
  • Can hold multiple images for animation use
  • Ideal for simple web graphics

HEIC - High quality raster image

  • High Efficiency Image Container File
  • Raster Image File Format
  • Providers better quality than jpg
  • Common used with Apple devices
  • 24-bit RGB colour plus transparent and higher colour rates such as sRGB
  • File format is capable of holding multiple images
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