Supplying Print Ready Files

PDFPortable Document Format – is one of the most widely used universal document formats that preserves the fonts, images, graphics, and layout of any source document, regardless of the application and the platform used to create it.

PDF’s are suitable for books, manuals, catalogues, magazines, reports, remote forms applications, and anything else you would like to publish in print or online or distribute on a CD or DVD.

If you have PDF’s but don’t have access to the original source file that created it, we have the facility to alter, amend or use the PDF to recreate a source file for you.

Print Ready files

We have the facility to accept files in many different formats: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Quark Express, PageMaker, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF. If you can’t see the package here, ask us and we’ll find a solution.

All our quotations are based on our client supplying us with Print Ready PDF’s. When you create your Print Ready PDF file please ensure that you incorporate the following:

Add 3mm image outside the crop marks to all pictures / images that bleed off the edge of the page.
Add crop marks that are at least 3mm away from the edge of the page.
All images that print in just black and white must be “greyscale”.
All colour images must be CMYK.
All images must be at least 300dpi resolution.
A single PDF must be supplied, containing all pages (single pages, not spreads).
All fonts must be embedded.
All black text must be 100% black only (not a combination of CMYK).
If we are printing in 4 process colours, please make sure your file does not contain any spot colours.


If you are unsure about how to achieve any of the above, please contact us and we will be happy to talk you though it.

If you are still having problems creating your own Print Ready pdf’s then don’t waste lots of time or put your job in an impossible position so it fails to meet your deadline. Just ask for help and we will give you a quote for solving your problem very quickly and professionally.