Print-Ready Artwork Check-list

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Below are the guidelines for supplying artwork to be printed. Please ensure you adhere to them.

 

Digital proofs will be supplied before printing, but please double check your artwork beforehand. If you are unsure about any of the requirements, please contact us at orders@printforge.co.za and we will gladly assist you.[/vc_column_text][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”Artwork is to be suplied in CMYK colour for colour printing. All documents supplied in RBG or with Spot Colours will be converted to CMYK. We will do our best to match Spot Colours as closely as possible in CMYK.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”Artwork to be supplied in grayscale for black and white printing. All documents supplied for black and white printing in CMYK, RGB or with Spot Colours will be converted to grayscale.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”All artwork to include 3mm bleed.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”All content that should not get cut off (Images, text etc) should be at least 3mm from the edge.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”Spelling and legibility is the responsibility of the artwork supplier, not Print Forge.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”All fonts need to be embedded, expanded or converted into shapes / outlines.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”The image resolution needs to be at least 250dpi.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”Artwork needs to be supplied in either PDF, Adobe Illustrator (Ai), Adobe InDesign (Indd), Adobe Photoshop (PSD) or Jpg. Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point do not create print-ready documents.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”Documents that are double-sided, booklets and folded artwork are to be correct at time of supply. Print Forge is not responsible for the alignment or sequence of pages.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” title=”If we become aware of any inconcsistencies or problems with the artwork, we will contact you. Print Forge cannot be held responsible for any errors.” icon_color=”#e4007d”][icon_list_item icon=”fa-check” icon_type=”transparent” icon_color=”#e4007d” title=”Artwork is to be uploaded to the Print Forge website. Please note there is a 500MB file-size limit. If your artwork exceeds this size, please contact us at orders@printforge.co.za to make alternative arrangements.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”center” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1453110291664{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][button icon=”fa-envelope” target=”_self” hover_type=”default” text_align=”center” text=”Email to your designer” link=”mailto:?subject=Print-ready%20Artwork%20Guidelines%20from%20Print%20Forge&body=Please%20view%20the%20Print-ready%20Artwork%20Guildelines%20at%20https://printforge.co.za/print-ready-artwork-check-list%20″ margin=”10px 0px 30px 0px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][button icon=”fa-download” target=”_blank” hover_type=”default” text_align=”center” text=”Download as a PDF” link=”https://printforge.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/PrintForge-PrintReadyGuidelines.pdf” margin=”10px 0px 30px 0px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]