Supplying Artwork - Digital and Litho
PS2 are happy to accept the following file formats:
Preferred file format – PDF files
Our preferred file format for all artwork is high resolution, print ready PDF files. No other files are needed as PDF encapsulates every item needed to print from the file.
Other accepted files:
You can still send us your files from page make up applications such as InDesign etc. Please remember to supply all the fonts and images if you do this.
Versions and software supported
The full list of software we can accept is as follows:
Adobe InDesign (Also include IDML file)
Getting your artwork to PS2
You can send your artwork via Email or FTP:
Email and FTP: Please contact Simon Jones on 01928 597888, Pre-press advisor for upload information.
Using this checklist will enable your digital artwork file to be processed without delay or query.
Please check that all your pages are the correct size.
Positioning of text
Make sure that text is at least 3mm away from the edge of the page for saddle stitched jobs and single leaf items such as posters, flyers and postcards etc. For perfect bound and large format jobs the text must be 5mm away from the edge of the page.
Pages need to be in the correct running order.
Ensure that ink areas are 3mm over the edge of the paper for litho and digital print jobs and 10mm for large format jobs.
Scanned pictures or graphics must be at the correct resolution for output.
Please do not stylise fonts i.e. Bold or Italic function in your Page Make-Up Applications tool bar. Always select the correct Bold or Italic font from the menu i.e. Helvetica Bold or Gill Sans Italic etc. Make sure all fonts are open and active.
For 4 colour jobs make sure all items converted to CMYK. For Special colour jobs make sure all Pantone suffixes are consistent.
Please supply the latest laser proofs with all jobs so that we are able to check the content prior to processing the data.
Supplying Artwork - Large Format
Document size – Large Format
Please check that all your pages are the correct size. Artwork for large format jobs must be supplied at 25% of the final print size.
General: High resolution pdf’s with embedded or outlined fonts.
Export to PDF (High Quality Print), with crop marks and bleed.
We print in CMYK – if images are saved in RGB or pantone incorrect colour reproduction will occur We cannot print pantone colours – you will not get an exact colour match when just switched to CMYK.
For best results your image should be 100dpi @ finished size, ie. half file size should be 200dpi.
• All images must be CMYK (unless mono) and saved at 300 dpi at a quarter of the physical finished print size.
• Images taken from web pages will not be good enough to print as large format.
• If digital pictures are being used please make sure the image specifications will be large enough to print.
Please add 10mm bleed to all artwork (in pro)
• 10mm at actual size
• 5mm at half size
• 2.5mm at quarter size
Vinyl Lettering / Set Up for Signage
If you are saving work to be cut for vinyl please use illustrator. All work must be outlined and saved as an Illustrator eps.
POP Ups / Banner Stands
If you are saving work to be printed for a pop-up system or banner stand system please read the appropriate set up form.
Supplying Pop-up Banners
Panel size: 674mm wide x 2225mm high
Setup Size: @ quarter size: 168.5mm wide x 556.25mm high
Bleed: 2.5mm bleed @ quarter size around the outer 4 edges
• Use only high res images saved in CMYK 300dpi and CMYK vector files only – any pantone colours or RGB images may print with unexpected results
• Collect for output and send all relevant fonts
If unsure about any files to be supplied just speak to one of our Pre-press team.