Preparing your artwork
Tony Wolf & Son have provided you with a quick checklist for you to use to ensure you prepare files for print correctly. Don’t forget, we’re always available to provide free advice if you are stuck with any steps along the way.
Ensure all images are high resolution – We recommend you use images that are 300dpi for all printed material.
Accepted file types – We accept QuarkXPress, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Publisher, Powerpoint, Excel and Word documents. We will always have the latest software and can work with other formats, however a conversion fee may apply.
Fonts – Outline or embed fonts before sending them to print. Alternatively, send through the fonts used, together with the artwork.
Crop marks – When preparing the final artwork for print, include crop marks.
Bleed – Elements that bleed (images or background colours that print to the edge of the page) must extend 3mm beyond the edge of the page on the artwork in order to avoid a possible visible white margin along the trimmed edges of the finished product.
Document size – Make sure the document size is correct ie. A4 not US Letter, we can work with most sizes and can convert to the more common size if needed.
Margins – It’s good practice that images and text which do not bleed must be placed no closer than 4mm from the trimmed edge of the page.
Colour mode – It used to be important to ensure all files are supplied in CMYK, however, we are happy to accept your RGB files and normally convert them “on the fly” as we process your artwork for printing. This includes converting pantone colours to CMYK (unless your job is a specialty pantone print).
Colour is a tricky thing to get right, but by leaving it up to the experts, we will do our very best to give you the closest result to the intended target and in most cases we will apply a superior conversion than what can be achieved by the customer.