How to supply the best artwork – to get the best result
We want to provide you with the best quality print, and the better the artwork you send to us, the better able we will be to do just that.
Create your artwork at the actual size of the finished product, or scaled proportionally.
A0 is 840mm x 1189mm
A1 is 594mm x 840mm
PDF templates of these sizes can be downloaded by clicking on these links.
A0 Template - A1 Template
About 20 millimetres of the poster will be obscured by the snap frame at each of the 4 edges - so make sure your design allows for this.
Consider where your sign will be positioned - (for example: don't make text too small to read if the sign is to be seen from moving traffic)
The best resolution for high quality images is 100dpi at full size. (For outdoor signs not viewed close up this can be lower).
(If you work at a scaled size you need to allow for the enlargement: SO for example - if your artwork is at 25% size then the best quality image resolution would be 400dpi.)
You do not need to add bleed - but if you do, then make sure that there are cut marks to show the trim area of the poster.
DO NOT send artwork which floats in a larger area.
DO NOT include anything on the artwork that you do not want to be printed on the final sign.
Save a copy of your artwork to send to us.
You can send:
PDF FILES - should be in pdf version 1.5 or higher, with all fonts embedded - standard design software will normally embed fonts by default.
DO NOT SAVE DOWN TO PDF VERSION 1.3 - this is likely to reduce the quality of your artwork.
If you are using PHOTOSHOP do not save as a pdf, but flatten your file and save it as a .TIF file, using LZW compression,
or as a .JPG using the HIGHEST QUALITY setting, and send this file.