print guidelines for optimal results
Image Text and Trims
All non bleed images and text should be kept at least 3mm from the trim to ensure trim tolerances are maintained.
Text Black hsould be made up of only 100% Black. Solid black areas should be made up of 40% Cyan, 20% Magenta, 20% Yellow and 100% Black to give a strong deep colour.
Page creep will occur on booklet jobs. To help with finishing all page numbers, non bleed images and text should be kept at least 10mm from the trims. We advise you to allocate a 5mm bleed on all booklet jobs.
Standard Product Sizes
90 x 55mm
89 x 54mm
90 x 50mm
90 x 45mm
DL - 210 x 99mm
2DL - 210 x 198mm
A6 - 148 x 105mm
A5 - 210 x 148mm
A4 - 210 x 297mm
A3 - 420 x 297mm
A2 - 594 x 420mm
A1 - 840 x 594mm
Acrobat Distiller settings and InDesign templates for standard products are available from our Prepress department.
All fonts must be embedded, or you can outline fonts before creating a PDF to avoid issues.
3G Printing will only accept the following formats as final artwork. Artwork which does not adhere to these specifications will incur artwork charges.
Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version XI or below (PDF)
Adobe Photoshop version CC or below (PSD or TIFF)
Adobe Illustrator version CC or below (AI, EPS, PDF)
Adobe InDesign version CC or below (INDD)
3G Printing accepts files in PC format.
All images must be saved in CMYK at 300dpi.
Make sure all colours are nominated correctly as PMS or CMYK.
OVERPRINTS MUST BE TURNED OFF
All artwork must include a minimum of 3mm bleed and crop marks.
Where possible, please convert your text to outlines or curves.
Please supply us with all relevant files, including fonts and links (graphics).
Please use PDF Version 1.4.
Ensure all files are flattened (flattening options turned on).
Supply multiple page PDF with 1 up artwork on each page.
Use CMYK not RGB. OVERPRINTS MUST BE TURNED OFF.
Supply with crop marks and 2mm minimum bleed.
Ensure artwork is centered in document.
Text and non-bleed images should be kept 3mm from trims.
Graphic/Images elements checklist
Bitmaps images supplied at 400dpi.
CMYK images supplied (no RGB, LAB, PMS colours).
Combined colour ink density should not exceed 300%.
No ICC colour profiles will be used.