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BestPrinting.co.uk Artwork Requirements:

  • File formats:
  • We accept files in the following formats : JPG, JPEG, TIFF, PDF, AI, PSD, EPS. However PDF & TIFF files are preferred.
  • PDF Formats:
  • (PDF/X-1a:2001, PDF/X-3:2002 lub PDF/ X-4:2008)
  • Brochures:
  • When preparing brochures and catalogues please do not generate spreads. Please layout pages in their intended order instead.
  • Bleed:
  • Bleed of 1mm must be allowed on all edges for leaflets and flyers and the bleed of 3mm is required brochures
  • File sizes:
  • We require following file sizes:
    • A1 - 600mm x 846mm including 3mm bleeds (finished size: 594mm x 840mm)
    • A2 - 426mm x 600mm including 3mm bleeds (finished size: 420mm x 594mm)
    • A3 - 303mm x 426mm including 3mm bleeds (finished size: 297mm x 420mm)
    • A4 - 212mm x 299mm including 1mm bleeds (finished size: 210mm x 297mm)
    • A5 - 150mm x 212mm including 1mm bleeds (finished size: 148mm x 210mm)
    • A6 - 107mm x 150mm including 1mm bleeds (finished size: 105mm x 148mm)
    • DL - 100mm x 212mm including 1mm bleeds (finished size: 98mm x 210mm)
    • BC - 87mm x 57mm including 1mm bleeds (finished size: 85mm x 55mm)
    Please refer to a detailed product specification for formats not listed here.
  • Resolution:
  • Flyers, leaflets, brochures and business stationery require 300dpi for high quality prints and 150dpi for posters
  • Safety space:
    • For Leaflets, Flyers, etc. - we required 4mm safety space between text/objects and artwork edge (does not apply to the background image).
    • For Posters - we'd required minimum 7mm safety gap between text and artwork edge.
  • Fonts:
  • All fonts should be embedded or converted to curves (applies only to master/source files. Don't need to worry about it when sending flat bitmap images).
  • Colours:
  • CMYK colour only: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key(black). We don't print Pantone or Hex colours; however if you sent us artwork using these colours or in RGB mode we'll convert it to CMYK palette using CMYK ISO Coated v2 300% ECI profile.
  • The optimal black colour code, the colour code C-46%, M-32%, Y-34%, K-100% must be used.
  • Black and grey text must consist of only K value, K-100% black text and K-60% for gray text.
  • TAC:
  • Total Area Coverage - combined value of CMYK can NOT exceed 300%. TAC is a total amount of component colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key-black). If TAC is too high (over 300%) ink may not transfer effectively and printed sheets may not dry properly. Please note, we will review the TAC value in CMYK ISO Coated v2 300% ECI colour profile. TAC (Total Area Covered) 240% for Offset paper and 300% for Coated Paper.
  • JPG:
  • 1:1 format.
  • Tiff:
  • 1:1 format. Please merge the layers into one. Recommended compression is LZW or ZIP.
  • Notice:
  • All template lines and information must be removed from the art work before it is submitted.
    When sending us master, source files please make sure that all images, graphics and fonts used in the construction of the document are included in a collect for output before sending to us.

Dummy templates - you may use them to design your own artwork.

  • Flyers
    • A3 ( 297 mm x 420 mm )

         

    • A4 ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

         

    • A5 ( 148 mm x 210 mm )

         

    • A6 ( 105 mm x 148 mm )

         

    • DL ( 98 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • Square S ( 98 mm x 98 mm )

           

  • Flyers S-formats
  • S formats are slightly smaller A format equivalents. We have introduced these sizes for promotional materials ordered in bulk quantities to help our customers lower the distribution costs.
    • S3 ( 290 mm x 400 mm )

         

    • S4 ( 200 mm x 290 mm )

         

    • S5 ( 144 mm x 200 mm )

         

    • S6 ( 99 mm x 144 mm )

         

    • SDL ( 95 mm x 200 mm )

           

  • Folded leaflets
    • A2 folded to A3
      ( 297 mm x 420 mm )

           

    • A2 two parallel C-folds
      ( 198 mm x 420 mm )

           

    • A2 two parallel Z-folds
      ( 198 mm x 420 mm )

           

    • A2 cross-folded to A4
      ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

           

    • A3 folded to A4
      ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

           

    • A3 two parallel C-folds
      ( 140 mm x 297 mm )

           

    • A3 two parallel Z-folds
      ( 140 mm x 297 mm )

           

    • A3 folded to A4 Long
      ( 148.5 mm x 420 mm )

           

    • A3 cross-folded to A5
      ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

           

    • 4xA5 Long folded to A5 Long
      ( 105 mm x 297 mm

           

    • A4 folded to A5
      ( 148 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • A4 C-folded to DL
      ( 98 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • A4 Z-folded to DL
      ( 98 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • A4 folded to A5 Long
      ( 105 mm x 297 mm )

           

    • A4 cross-folded to A6
      ( 105 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 2xA5 Landscape folded to A5 Landscape
      ( 210 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 4xA6 folded to A6
      ( 105 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 4xA6 Long zig-zag folded to A6 Long
      ( 74 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 8xA7 folded to A7
      ( 74 mm x 105 mm )

           

    • A5 folded to A6
      ( 105 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • A5 folded to A6 Long
      ( 74 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 2xA6 Landscape folded to A6 Landscape
      ( 148 mm x 105 mm )

           

    • 4xA7 folded to A7
      ( 74 mm x 105 mm )

           

    • A6 folded to A7
      ( 74 mm x 105 mm )

           

    • 2xDL folded to DL
      ( 98 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 2xDL Landscape folded to DL Landscape
      ( 210 mm x 98 mm )

           

    • 4xSquare S folded to Square S
      ( 100 mm x 100 mm )

           

    • 4xDL folded to DL
      ( 98 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 5xDL folded to DL
      ( 98 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 3xA4 C-folded to A4
      ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

           

    • 3xA4 Z-folded to A4
      ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

           

    • 3xA5 C-folded to A5
      ( 148 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 3xA5 Z-folded to A5
      ( 148 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 3xA5 Landscape C-folded to A5 Landscape
      ( 210 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 3xA5 Landscape Z-folded to A5 Landscape
      ( 210 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 2xSquare XL folded to Square XL
      ( 297 mm x 297 mm )

           

    • 5xA6 Long folded to A6 Long
      ( 74 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 6xDL folded to DL
      ( 98 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 3xA6 C-folded to A6
      ( 105 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 3xA6 Z-folded to A6
      ( 105 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 3xA6 Landscape C-folded to A6 Landscape
      ( 148 mm x 105 mm )

           

    • 3xA6 Landscape Z-folded to A6 Landscape
      ( 148 mm x 105 mm )

           

    • 2xSquare L folded to Square L
      ( 210 mm x 210 mm )

           

    • 6xA7 folded to A7
      ( 74 mm x 105 mm )

           

    • 2xSquare M folded to Square M
      ( 148 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 3xSquare M C-folded to Square M
      ( 148 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 3xSquare M Z-folded to Square M
      ( 148 mm x 148 mm )

           

    • 5xA6 folded to A6
      ( 105 mm x 148 mm )

           

  • Folded leaflets S-formats
    • S2 folded to S3
      ( 290 mm x 400 mm )

           

    • S2 two parallel C-folds
      ( 193 mm x 400 mm )

           

    • S2 two parallel Z-folds
      ( 193 mm x 400 mm )

           

    • S2 cross-folded to S4
      ( 200 mm x 290 mm )

           

    • S3 folded to S4
      ( 200 mm x 290 mm )

           

    • S3 two parallel C-folds
      ( 133 mm x 290 mm )

           

    • S3 two parallel Z-folds
      ( 133 mm x 290 mm )

           

    • S3 folded to S4 Long
      ( 145 mm x 400 mm )

           

    • S3 cross-folded to S5
      ( 144 mm x 200 mm )

           

    • S4 folded to S5
      ( 145 mm x 400 mm )

           

    • S4 two parallel C-folds
      ( 95 mm x 200 mm )

           

    • S4 two parallel Z-folds
      ( 95 mm x 200 mm )

           

    • S4 folded to S5 Long
      ( 100 mm x 290 mm )

           

    • S4 cross-folded to S6
      ( 99 mm x 144 mm )

           

    • S5 folded to S6
      ( 99 mm x 144 mm )

           

    • S5 folded to S6 Long
      ( 72 mm x 200 mm )

           

    • S6 folded to S7
      ( 72 mm x 99 mm )

           

    • 2xSDL folded to SDL
      ( 95 mm x 200 mm )

           

  • Brochures
    • A4 ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

         

    • A5 ( 148 mm x 210 mm )

         

    • A5 Long ( 105 mm x 297 mm )

         

    • A5 Landscape
      ( 210 mm x 148 mm )

         

    • A6 ( 105 mm x 148 mm )

         

    • DL Portrait
      ( 98 mm x 210 mm )

         

    • Square L
      ( 210 mm x 210 mm )

         

    • Square M
      ( 148 mm x 148 mm )

         

  • Perfect Binding
    • A4 Portrait
      ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

         

    • A5 Portrait
      ( 148 mm x 210 mm )

         

    • A6 Portrait
      ( 105 mm x 148 mm )

         

    • Square L
      ( 210 mm x 210 mm )

         

  • Posters
    • B2 ( 500 mm x 700 mm )

         

    • A2 ( 420 mm x 594 mm )

         

    • A3 ( 297 mm x 420 mm )

         

    • A4 ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

         

  • Business Cards
    • 85 mm x 55 mm

         

    • Dual Double Sided Portrait

         

    • Dual Double Sided Landscape

         

  • Presentation Folders
    • A4+ ( 229.5 mm x 310 mm )

         

    • A5+ ( 153 mm x 215 mm )

         

  • Compliment Slips
    • DL ( 98 mm x 210 mm )

         

  • Headed Paper
    • A4 ( 210 mm x 297 mm )

         

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