How can I upload my artwork?
via Upload Centre: directly after placing the order or later in your customer area.
Alternative you can send your artwork via e-mail to email@example.com after placing the order. Please note that this e-mail address is only used for data transmission, any information concerning your order will not be taken into consideration. Should you have any further hints or additional information please contact our customer service on 0844 884 5383 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customers uploading their artwork from Adobe Illustrator, please include all embedded images and convert all text to curves.
Then proceed to save as an EPS file.
For customers using Adobe Photoshop, please ensure the Resolution is set to 300dpi when starting your new document.
Then save the artwork file as either .TIFF or .JPEG.
Other files not listed above must be saved either as a .EPS or .JPEG.
If you require changes to be made to your file (.JPEG / .EPS), we will require you to re-supply new artwork as either a .PSD, .PDF or AI file as we are unable to make changes to flattened images (.JPEG / .EPS / .TIFF)
Customers using Adobe Indesign upload
their artwork, please ensure all fonts and images used in your artwork are
supplied to us in a separate folder using the “package" function
under the “file" menu.
Compress the document using Stuffit or WinZip before uploading or sending your
order via e-mail.
Please include a
.PDF, this is for our reference to ensure that nothing is missing or
positioned incorrectly on the artwork supplied.
Core Printing Limited requires all
artwork to be supplied as high resolution (300dpi). It is important that you
prepare your .PDF file in the correct way
in order to comply with commercial printing requirements.
These options must be set in order for your artwork file to be ‘print ready’
for commercial printing:
• Resolution – Choose High Resolution
• Compression Settings – For colour and greyscale this should be down sampled
to 300dpi with “auto compression" set on high
• Font Embedding – Should be set to “embed all fonts."
Colour needs to be set as CMYK not RGB (RGB artwork will be converted to CMYK,
and this could affect your colours). Please Note: All Core Printing Limited
products are printed in CMYK colours.
Colour profile needs to be set to. FOGRA39
Spot UV: Make sure to save the artwork file as one .PDF file i.e the spot UV artwork in the same as the actual artwork .PDF file.
For example; ‘Front Spot UV and Back Spot UV artwork as page 3 and 4 if you have double-sided artwork. All Spot UV areas will need to be defined in black ink and areas for no treatment will be white(blank).
The black colour used must be CMYK Black only (K100 Black) – with no grey colours, or other inks.
Core Printing Limited cannot use the following formats for commercial printing:
• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft Excel
• Microsoft Powerpoint
• Microsoft Publisher
• Microsoft Works
We have supplied a handy link below to some free, and easy-to-use software that can convert your artwork created in
any of the above files into a useable .PDF http://convert.neevia.com
It is important when supplying a .PDF from a Microsoft document, that care is taken to ensure any spot colours are created correctly in your original document to avoid any issues on the end product.
Please supply a screen shot of your Microsoft document before proceeding to convert it to .PDF format, this can be done by the following:
• PC operators – There is a “PRINT SCREEN" button on the keyboar • Mac operators – Press the “Apple" and “Shift 4" keys, then highlight the area you wish to copy. This saves a .PNG copy to your desktop.
To ensure that your uploaded artwork complies with our trimming requirements, please provide crop marks around all your supplied artwork.
Please ensure that you do not upload your artwork files imposed or as “printer’s pairs". Please also make sure to only send one version of your artwork file to eliminate any risk of confusion on our end.
It is essential that there is a minimum 3mm bleed around your artwork. This is for cutting purposes. For example: A6 size would be 111mm x 154.50mm once bleeding has been incorporated.
Save your artwork as any of the above formats. Please note that there is a 2mm tolerance for cutting on all of our printed products.
Please ensure that the colour is set to CMYK not RGB.
For customers ordering wirobound brochure printing, please incorporate a 10mm allowance on the edge of your brochure artwork that will be wirobound. Failure to do so may lead to some of your artwork being “chopped off" and obscured by the wires.