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Press Ready PDF

Press Ready PDF

Press Ready is a term used to describe a file that has all the specifications necessary to produce high-resolution printed output, without requiring any additional alteration or intervention.

In other words, a commercial printer can use the file "as submitted" to successfully create the desired print materials.

Below you will find a checklist for Press Ready File
For more details about Artwork Requirements please click here.

●Your artwork is the correct size and is imposed 1-up, not as spreads.
●For folded jobs artwork should be supplied at the flat size. E.g. An A3 folded to A4 brochure should be supplied at A3 size (297 x 420mm) and not as A4 sized pages.
●Your artwork contains correctly set Safe Line and External Bleed.
●Your artwork is set using CMYK colours.
●All rich blacks are set to C =20%, M = 20%, Y = 20%, K = 100%.
●All fine black text is set to C=0%, M=0%, Y=0%, K=100% and is set to overprint.
●All fonts are outlined (converted to curves) or embedded.
●All links are embedded.
●Your artwork does not contain any instances of white set to overprint.
●Ink coverage does not exceed 300% (260% for uncoated stocks).
●To reduce the possibility of small/thin lines & text breaking up, we recommend all lines are at least 0.3pt wide and where possible text should be at least 8pt using a non-narrow, non-ultra light or non-thin style font.
●To reduce the possibility of uneven borders & strips, we recommend borders and strips in your artwork are at least 5mm wide or 5mm in from the trim edge.
●We recommend images in your artwork are 300dpi when placed at 100%. Please note that increasing the dpi in Photoshop does not increase the resolution of an image.
●All transparencies are flattened.