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TECHNICAL SPECS

 

image provisions

FILE TYPES
Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator – Images embedded, fonts/text outlined, and Photoshop layers flattened. Convert InDesign files to PDF.
PDFs – Print-ready/high-resolution. Do not use if colour is critical.
Powerpoint – Academic printing. Expect some colour shift.
Keynote – Academic printing. Files must be zipped for upload.
Pages – Academic printing. Files must be zipped for upload.
Corel – Academic printing. Convert files to Illustrator or PDF with all fonts outlined.

Print-ready files are required for academic orders. Academic files are to be in the above formats and need no page layout, sizing or further processing. There will be a setup fee for academic files that require some work.

SPECIFICATIONS
Size – Note intended print size when submitting and we’ll check that it’ll print hunky-dory at that size. Academic printing MUST be at output dimensions (100%) and print ready.
Colour – RGB or Process/CMYK.
Image resolution – at least 180dpi at size (100%).
Margins – allow for a half-inch non-printable margin.
Formats – JPEG, TIFF, EPS
Gradients/transparencies – strictly no go, Jack.
Multiple pages – place on one page, 23 or 35” wide.
Upload – go to FILE UPLOAD, or for Academic projects to the ACADEMIC UPLOAD found in the main left menu.

RESOLUTION
We generally print at 180dpi at 100%. Canvas and pictures that will be viewed at a greater distance can go to about 130/150dpi. Upload or bring in your image and we can advice as to resolution and size.

COLOUR
Generally it is best to leave your image in its original colour space when providing a digital file. If you do want to choose a colour space to work in use Adobe RGB and US Web Coated (SWOP)v2. Read more on colour
HERE.

HOW TO PROVIDE YOUR IMAGE
1. UPLOAD your digital images to our site; or
2. Bring in images on a memory key, memory card, or disk. Make sure you note the image file name or number BEFORE coming in, if the device contains other images.