Artwork Specifications

ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS

Files can be saved in their native format as follows:

  • PDF – Adobe Acrobat -Preferred
  • EPS of any type including Illustrator and PhotoShop – preferred!
  • INDD – InDesign
  • PSD – PhotoShop
  • AI – Adobe Illustrator
  • Other formats can only be used as guides only and will incur extra charges to rebuild

how to send your artwork

We accept files on CD, DVD & USB, however Email is the preferred method

Set up your colours

Please provide C M Y K files if possible. However, we also accept
R G B files, which we will convert to C M Y K .

WHAT IS A PRINT READY PDF FILE?

All fonts must be embedded and transparencies flattened.
Images should be at least 300 ppi for best results.
Use CMYK or SPOT colour as specified in your quotation (no RGB)
Please include crop marks and at least 2mm bleed if required.
Correct final size.

WHAT IS A PRINT READY PDF FILE?

  1. The document has not be sized correctly.
  2. Colours are not set to specifications; eg. RGB instead of CMYK or SPOT, or SPOT where there should be CMYK.
  3. Text and images are too close to the edge of the page. Rule of thumb is to keep all information at least 5mm from the trimmed edge.
  4. Images and designs are not high resolution. These should be a minimum of 300 ppi at 100% size.
  5. Bleed is incorrect. Artwork should extend at least 2mm past the crop marks.
  6. Crop marks are missing or not correctly placed.
  7. Document is supplied as a word, excel or publisher file.

Rima Graphics will reject any such file unless arrangement has been made where additional charges may incur.