Artwork Guidelines

If you’d like to supply your own artwork we kindly request that it’s sent over in .PDF format.

We are unable to print the following file formats: .JPEG .JPG .PNG and .GIF files.

We can accept the above formats but they require us to vectorise them therefore a setup fee will apply for these file types.   

When you’ve placed an order simply send your artwork though to us via email (or via a service such as if your file is too large).

We would like you to supply us with a print ready .PDF file.

Please read our technical specifications 

  • PDF X/1a Format
  • 3mm bleeds complete with crop marks
  • 3mm safe area (keep text at least 3mm away from the edge)
  • Text converted to curves/outlines (you can alternatively embed the fonts if you prefer!)
  • At least 300dpi for all non vector graphics 
  • CMYK colour format
  • Transparencies, drop shadows and complex gradients flattened where possible

* Colour Cloud do not take any responsibility for artwork errors.