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Artwork Guidelines

It's Easy To Supply Artwork

We accept the following Artwork Formats

desirable artwork files

acceptable artwork formats

Preferred Artwork Formats

Minor or no correction needed

   •  Print Ready PDF
   •  Adobe Indesign
 (all versions up to CC)
   •  Adobe Illustrator 
 (all versions up to CC)
   •  PSD / TIFF / EPS 


artwork files which need alterations

artwork files which require editing

Other Artwork Formats

These may incur an extra cost

   •  Microsoft Word
   •  Powerpoint
   •  Excel
   •  Publisher
   •  Corel Draw 


artwork files we cannot print

artwork files we cannot accept


Unfortunately these files cannot be used

   •  Visio
   •  GIF
   •  PNG
   •  TARGA
   •  RAW 


How to Set Up Your Artwork

Bleed & Crop

Please include a 3mm bleed within your artwork and use crop marks to show where the bleed ends and the document area begins.



Print Ready PDF files will require the fonts to be embedded.  InDesign, Illustrator or Quark files should be packaged complete with the necessary fonts.



Image must be at least 300dpi at the size you wish the item to be printed.  If you are using InDesign, Illustrator or Quark files these need to be supplied complete with all linked pictures.



Print files must be provided in spot colour or CMYK.  Please note that Illustrator .eps files are scalable and can contain spot colour information, whereas Photoshop .eps are normally CMYK based only.

If you require more info please speak to our Studio:  
01332 662026


3 Ways to Send Artwork

1) Email it to quoting your order number

2) Transfer it online through sites such as

3) Post (or drop it in) to:
     Ashfield Printing Ltd,
     Unit 10B Stoney Cross Industrial Estate 
     Stoney Gate Road, 
     DE21 7RX


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