Tel: 01799 530079
Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1UD
Tel:
01799 530079
Whether it is for signs, stationery, vehicles or garments some form of artwork is required. We provide all artwork which can be supplied to you in various formats on completion of the job.

If you wish to supply your own artwork please note the following:

We use a number of programmes to generate the finished artwork either from start to finish or import customer supplied files to integrate with our own.

FORMATS
VECTOR
format ie. The shapes are held in the computer mathematically and are  infinitely re-scaleable without losing any quality.

BITMAP which means the image is held as PIXELS or dots.
Our programmes can convert bitmap to vector but this does depend on the quality of bitmap to start with and is not practical for photographs.

Artwork that contains colour should be generated using spot colours (Pantone) or CMYK - do not use RGB.

COLOUR
SPOT COLOURS
(PANTONE) For stationery. Use spot colours for items of 3 colours or less.

CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black)  For stationery, leaflets etc. Which have multiple colours and photographs.

RESOLUTION
Please click here for a table and other general advice.

FORMATS NOT SUITABLE
DOC - Word format - only of use for basic idea and for extracting text content, colours in this document will be RGB and not separate properly for printing.

PPT
- Power Point - this is for presentations and should not be used.

XLS - Excel - this is for spreadsheets and should not be used.

Artwork

Suitable file formats

PDF

Can contain vector and bitmap, fonts should be converted to curves/outlines/paths or at least embedded.

EPS
This also can contain vector and bitmap, fonts should be converted to curves/outlines/paths or at least embedded.

AI
This format is native to Adobe Illustrator but many other drawing programmes can export to this format. Fonts should be converted curves/outlines/paths.

CDR
Native to Corel Draw, it can contain vector and bitmap, fonts should be converted to curves. We can open X8 and lower.

TIF
Bitmap format usually used for photographs and  from scanning. Lossless format.  We would use them as a template for conversion to vector.

JPG
Bitmap format usually used for photographs and from scanning. Suitable for websites and we would use them as a template for conversion to vector.

GIF
Bitmap format, limited colours,but can support transparency. Suitable for websites and we would use them as a template for conversion to vector.

PNG
Suitable for websites. Supports same colours as JPG but also can support transparency.  We could use them as a template for conversion to vector.