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Artwork Specifications

For professional designers the following file specifications apply. In most cases should you be unable to meet these specifications, Colourcorp Print Designers should be able to convert your file / artwork to a print ready format for you. If you require more information please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Colourcorp Print accepts files from all major Windows applications that conform to the following specifications:

We can accept files from the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • QuarkXpress
  • Adobe Indesign

We support various transfer methods:

  • Floppy Disk
  • Iomega Zip
  • E-mail
  • CD-Rom ISO9660
  • CD-Rom HFS
  • DVD-Rom

Where possible please include a colour or a black and white proof of the job as a reference to layout.

Document Page Sizes

Document Size No Bleed
With Bleed
BC 54 x 89mm 58 x 93mm
DL 98 x 210mm 102 x 214mm
A7 74 x 103 mm 78 x 107mm
A6 103 x 148mm 107 x 152mm
A5 148 x 210mm 152 x 214mm
A4 210 x 297mm 214 x 301mm
A3 297 x 420mm 301 x 424mm
A2 420 x 594mm 424 x 97mm
A1 594 x 840mm 598 x 844mm

Envelope Sizes

Envelope Size Size in mm
DL 110 x 220mm
DL+ 120 x 235mm
C5 162 x 229mm
C4 229 x 324mm

If you are unable to meet these criteria Colourcorp Print can assist you. Additional charges may apply.

  • Please make sure that 2mm bleed is placed on your artwork where needed, with artwork being placed 1-up on a single page document.
  • Where possible please convert your text to paths, curves or outlines.
  • Please remember to supply us with all the relevant files, including linked items, for output (e.g. fonts and graphics). If you have any other files in your chosen transfer media besides the files you want us to use, please clearly mark the files, which are intended for output.
  • All images must be saved in CMYK at 300dpi (120dpcm).
  • If delivery is urgent, please check your deadline is achievable.
  • If you would like to print these specifications they can be found at the download centre.