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Here at FLG we utilise our years of conventional print experience to embrace today’s technology of Digital Printing.

We offer a full in-°©house design and artwork service, and can also print from your artwork, as long as it is supplied ‘print-ready’.

Below is some advice on how you can supply print-ready artwork for your printed products.

The best format for you to send us artwork is as a ‘PDF’ (portable document format).

PDF produces sharp text and can be produced on a PC or Mac.

JPEG images used within your artwork should be at least 300dpi (dots per inch), anything lower than this will undoubtedly produce bitmapped, pixelated or blurred results when printed.

Don’t forget to ensure your settings embed fonts so they will not be substituted.

Images downloaded from the internet will usually be 72dpi and are unacceptable when printed, despite looking ok to you on screen.

CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow black) are the digital seperations of colour used in print.

RGB (red, green, blue) is the colour mode used by your PC and for most Microsoft Office programmes for you to view.

When printing in CMYK results can look different to how you view them on your screen.

Screen viewing should be used only as a guide and not to accurately proof a colour.

If colour is critical to you, you are welcome, indeed encouraged to come in to pass your job on press at

the time of printing.

If your artwork background image ‘bleeds’ beyond the actual size of your job, you will need to add 3mm of image to each edge of your artwork.

Any text should be positioned a safe distance from the trimmed size, 3mm is recommended.

Artwork sizes with 3mm bleed added:

A6 (105 x 148mm) 111 x 154mm

A5 (148 x 210mm) 154 x 216mm

A4 (210 x 297mm) 216 x 303mm

A3 (297 x 420mm) 303 x 426mm

A2 (420 x 594mm) 426 x 600mm

A1 (594 x 841mm) 600 x 847mm

A0 (841 x 1189mm 847 x 1195mm

Bleed, trim and text areas diagram

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