Guide to Supplying Artwork
Everything you need to know about supplying artwork files correctly
File formats accepted
PDF - with fonts embedded
Illustrator - fonts converted to outlines
Freehand - fonts converted to paths
Photoshop - layers flattened, at least 150 dpi, JPEG or Tiff
Corel Draw - fonts converted to Curves then export as Illustrator AI
If you wish to submit artwork created using a program not listed above we should be able to accomodate you but please call to discuss first - 01260 275127
Supplying PDF artwork
We prefer all artwork to be supplied as high-resolution PDF format. PDFs are rapidly becoming the standard file format for transmitting files for printing, but it is important to prepare your PDF file in the correct way
CMYK not RGB please! Please ensure that all embedded images are CMYK files please. RGB images may look good on your screen but final output to print is always in CMYK. One should be aware that files converted from RGB to CMYK may alter the colour composition significantly.
Supplying EPS files
Any other file formats not listed above must be saved as an eps or jpeg. If there are any changes to the job, you may have to amend and re-submit the artwork as we will be unable to change it.
Artwork amendments or re-submission
Our prices include "pre-flight checking" your artwork and submitting a PDF proof for your approval. We will correct any easy to rectify issues that we spot as part of this process - free of charge.
Include all fonts you have used in the file. Whilst we have an extensive font collection, there is no guarantee the version you have used matches ours. This can create problems with line lengths and spacing of the type.
JAF Graphics assumes all fonts supplied are licensed and takes no responsibility for embedded fonts.
Scanned colour and greyscale images should be at least 150dpi at the final size in the document submitted for output.
Images should be submitted as TIFFs, JPEGs or EPS.
Sending artwork by email
Please address it to (email@example.com) with any relevant information regarding the job. Maximum file size preferred by email is 10mb.
Files larger than this should be sent on disk or uploaded to our servers.
If you need any help with sending your artwork please contact us on 01260 275127