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Supplying Files

We support all professional graphics programs either from a Mac or PC.

When emailing your files, please make an .sit or .zip of your files.
This compresses the files into one archive for emailing.
Email your files to print@melbourneprinting.com

Questions?

Just email us at print@melbourneprinting.com or phone us on 1300 533 388.

Resolution:

If creating or using images in a program like Adobe Photoshop, your files should be at least 300dpi at final print size.
You can check this in Photoshop via the Image menu then the Image Size option.

CMYK - RGB:

For offset printing we require all files to be supplied in CMYK.
This represents Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.
RGB is Red Green and Blue and is the colour space for on screen viewing.

CMYK - Spot Colour:

We can print in either CMYK or Spot / PMS / Pantone colour.
For short run orders CMYK is more cost effective as an individual run has to be scheduled when using spot colours.

Fonts

If supplying artwork in Quark Xpress, Indesign or illustrator all fonts must be supplied that you have used.

File Formats

We love to receive your artwork as a high resolution PDF.
However if you can't supply a PDF - the just send us one of the following formats.
Indesign, Illustrator, Freehand, QuarkXpress, High Res JPG, TIF, EPS or PSD (Photoshop)
Microsoft Publisher or Word files are not offset print ready files, A conversion fee may apply.

Bleed

All files supplied to c require 3mm bleed beyond the trim size of your job.
So if your ordering a 90x55mm Business card, your artwork should be setup 96x61mm
The extra 3mm on each side gets trimmed off in the printing process.

See the quick guide below for trim and bleed sizes.

If your software allows, please place trim marks on your file, and ensure that the artwork is in the centre of the PDF file.
We only need trim marks, no colour bars or page information.

Also, any text should be kept 3mm inside the trim size, in a safe area of 84x49mm, this will ensure that your cards are produced to the highest standard.

What is a "Ready to print" file?

Our prices are based on you supplying us with a file "Ready to print".
This means that no alteration or further work is required. We simply place your finished artwork on our print run.
The best file format to supply us with is a PDF. This format includes all fonts, images and what you see on your screen is what we get to print.

Things to check when sending us your PDF file:

Has it got bleed and trim marks?
Is it high resolution - do all images appear in high quality when viewed at full screen size?
Is it one up - you just need to send us a 1 up image for the front, and 1up for the back.

Trim & Bleed Quick Reference Guide
  Trim Size Bleed Size
Standard Business Card 90x55mm 96x61mm
Standard Postcard 150x100mm 156x106mm
DL Postcard / Flyer / With comp slip 210x99mm 216x105mm
A5 Flyer 210x148mm 216x154mm
A4 Letterhead / Flyer 297x210mm 303x216mm
A3 Brochure / Poster 450x320mm 456x326mm
A2 Poster 594x420mm 600x426mm
A1 Poster 841x594mm 847x600mm
A0 Poster 1189x841mm 1195x847mm
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