Artwork & Design For Print

How To Supply Your Artwork


Preferred Method: We accept artwork in PDF, JPEG and TIFF file formats. Please save your PDF artwork at 300dpi full size. If saving a JPEG or TIFF file, save full size at 600dpi.

e.g. An A5 PDF should be saved as 148 x 210mm at 300dpi. An A4 JPEG should be saved as 210 x 297 mm at 600dpi.

We prefer your artwork in CMYK colours
Most professional design packages have options for specifying CMYK colours instead of RGB. If you have used a package not normally used for design work to create your artwork, such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, you should still save and send it as a PDF. When we receive this PDF we will then apply a colour profile to it to change the colours from RGB to CMYK. This may change the colours slightly but should lead to a more vibrant appearance when actually printed. As with all orders, we will send you a proof to approve before printing.

If photos or text are being printed to the edge of the paper then please add minimum of 3mm bleed.
Bleed is when you extend colour, photos or text past the page edge of the page to allow for small discrepancies in the print and cut process, meaning that your design is printed past the edge and then trimmed. Add this 3mm extra coverage to the artwork on all edges before saving as PDF, JPEG or TIFF.

If you wish to send artwork by post please save to disc/memory stick and post to Black Swan Printers, 4 Dawlish Business Park, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0NH. Near Exeter in Devon. Please note that we are not able to return your disc/memory stick.

Once we have your artwork we will email you a PDF proof to check and approve before printing.

Artwork & Design Service

Contact Details

Contact Details

Black Swan Printers
4 Dawlish Business Park
Exeter Road

01626 865463

01626 888224

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