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Artwork Specifications

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.


Booklet Creep

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


  • Business Cards
    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.


Font Usage

All fonts must be embedded, or you can outline fonts before creating a PDF to avoid issues.

Filetype Specifications

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.


  • 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).

PDF Compliance

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.


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.


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