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The Saxon Digital Services Artwork Guide

BASIC GUIDE?
Upload your artwork using our upload option on the product ordering pages. Supply the file that you have. Please ensure that you send a description of what you require so that we can check the artwork for you. We will contact you if there are any queries.

DESIGNERS GUIDE?
Please scroll down to read our complete artwork guide. This includes the preferred file types, colour mode, image resolution and bleed. Once complete, please upload your artwork and we can send it straight to print.







JUMP STRAIGHT TO YOUR REFERRED METHOD BELOW:

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

InDESIGN

OTHER METHOD

SUPPLYING YOUR PHOTOSHOP FILE

IMAGINE RESOLUTION
To ensure your design is printed to the sharpest quality, we advise that all artwork be set at the correct output size, 300dpi (dots per inch). If your file is any lower than this, your print may appear blurry or pixelated.

COLOUR MODE
All of our wide format printers use the 4 colour configuration CMYK to ensure accurate colours on your design once printed. This is the best format to set up your artwork.

BLEED
All images need to be supplied with at least a 3mm bleed all around the edge of the artwork. For example, if you want your image to be cut to a size of 200mm x 600mm, make sure you save your file at 206mm x 606mm.

FILE FORMAT
Photoshop files need to be TIFF, flattened PSD, PDF, PNG or JPEG.

SUPPLYING YOUR ILLUSTRATOR FILE

If you are designing your artwork in a vector program, such as Illustrator, there are a number of a steps to preparing your file:

IMAGES & RESOLUTION

EMBED ALL IMAGES

Before embedding the images, please ensure they are the best quality they can be. To ensure good quality, we advise all artwork placed into Illustrator should be set at the correct output size of 300dpi (dots per inch), and that the colour mode of the images is CMYK. If your placed image is any lower than this, your images may appear blurry.

FONTS
Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines.



COLOUR MODE
All of our wide format printers use the 4 colour configuration CMYK to ensure accurate colours on your design once printed. This is the best format to set up your artwork.

BLEED
All images need to be supplied with at least a 3mm bleed all around the edge of the artwork. For example, if you want your image to be cut to a size of 200mm x 600mm, make sure you save your file at 206mm x 606mm.

FILE FORMAT
Illustrator files need to be PDF, EPS or AI.
(If using Illustrator CS6 and above, please save the file as a legacy file in order for us to check the files in CS5)

SUPPLYING YOUR InDESIGN FILE

If you are designing your artwork in a publishing program, such as InDesign, there are a number of a steps to preparing your file:

IMAGES & RESOLUTION

EMBED ALL IMAGES

Before embedding the images, please ensure that the images are the best quality they can be. To ensure the quality, we advise that all artwork placed into InDesign should be set at the correct output size of 300dpi (dots per inch), and that the colour mode of the images is CMYK. If your placed image is any lower than this, your images may appear blurry.

FONTS
Please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines, or send all fonts with the document by packaging the files in (File > Package) Click through the options. When you get to this page shown below, please ensure that copy fonts is switched on then send us the packaged document.

COLOUR MODE
All of our wide format printers use the 4 colour configuration of CMYK to ensure accurate colours on your design once printed. This is the best format to set up your artwork.

BLEED
All images need to be supplied with at least a 3mm bleed all around the edge of the artwork. For example, if you want your image to be cut to a size of 200mm x 600mm, make sure you save your file at 206mm x 606mm.

FILE FORMAT
InDesign files need to be PDFs.

OTHER PROGRAM METHODS

For any other design software, please send your file as a PDF or an EPS file.

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