Artwork Specifications Printing in Lake Macquarie & Newcastle | Printnova

Artwork Specifications Printing in Lake Macquarie & Newcastle

File Specifications for Supplied Artwork

BLEED: 3mm | CROP MARKS | RESOLUTION: 300dpi | PDF Format

COLOUR: CMYK or Pantone (if quoted)

INTERNAL MARGINS: 3mm (applicable to important text & graphics contact us for margins for book/magazine/catalogue projects)

Standard Product Sizes:

Standard products can be trimmed to other sizes if preferred.

Business Cards | 90 x 54 mm
A0 | 841 x 1189 mm
A1 | 841 x 594 mm
A2 | 594 x 420 mm
A3 | 420 x 297 mm
A4 | 210 x 297 mm
A5 | 210 x 148 mm
A6 | 148 x 105 mm
DL | 99 x 210 mm

Software Formats

PDF or EPS | We also accept: Packaged InDesign files | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Photoshop

We do not accept: Powerpoint | Publisher | Online Design Programs | Corel Draw | Quark Xpress | Pagemaker | Freehand or Postscript files.


All artwork should be in CMYK unless the job has been quoted for Pantone colours. Spot colour should NOT be selected.

RICH BLACK | We recommend converting solid black to RICH BLACK = C30 M30 Y30 K100 (to avoid density or overprinting problems).

Black text should be PROCESS BLACK = C0 M0 Y0 K100. We do not recommend using Registration black = C100 M100 Y100 K100.

PANTONE COLOURS | If printing in Pantone colours, talk to our designers before sending any artwork.

Do not supply files in RGB or separations.

Colour samples must be supplied for matching or colours can be chosen from our swatch books, available instore.

Image Resolution | Resolution of all images must be 300dpi (at 100% print size).

Gradients | Preferably set up gradients in Photoshop to prevent banding.

Overprint | Please don’t set any graphics or text as overprint – it may have undesired effects when printed.

Illustrator | Make sure colour mode is CMYK and document is in high resolution, text as outlines or curves. Ensure that you remove “stray points”. With transparencies ensure all text is brought to the front.


Artwork should be provided as 1 up with 3mm bleed.

Do not impose your job unless requested.

Do not supply files as separations.


Ensure that you spell check your job thoroughly and make sure that all details are correct.

Please ensure that your artwork has been set up correctly for printing – no responsibility will be taken for incorrectly set up artwork. No responsibility will be taken for incorrect spelling on supplied files.

CALL US on 02 4058 3939 to discuss your printing needs or call into our showroom to see our work.