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Specifications

We have available a detailed specification manual for download. This contains both artwork and data requirements in one file.

[icon name="icon-file"] Artwork + Data Requirements Manual

Artwork

The basic requirements for artwork are pretty much the same regardless of our product. We require a minimum bleed of 3mm for any part of the artwork that extends to and beyond the edge of the item. Any image or text that does not extend beyond the edge of the item must be no closer to the edge than 3mm. Any raster images must be a minimum of 300dpi and ideally, artwork should be CMYK as that is how we print. Any spot or RGB colours will be converted to CMYK and will not print as you expect them to.

If you’re adding variable data to the job as well, make sure you go through the technical documentation for data. By factoring data into the artwork from the beginning, many problems and issues can be avoided right from the start.

Specification Sheets

We have available a detailed specification manual for download. This contains both artwork and data requirements in one file.

Even if you are just producing artwork for us, we still highly recommend the entire artwork and data document as it provides an overall view of the production process that will assist with the artwork design process.

[icon name="icon-file"] Artwork + Data Requirements Manual

Templates

To make it easier to get your artwork started, we’ve provided templates for some of our more common sizes.

Adobe Illustrator

[icon name="icon-file"] CR80 (standard credit card 86mm × 54mm)
[icon name="icon-file"] Keytag (60mm × 25mm)
[icon name="icon-file"] Long Pass (54mm × 145mm)

Data

Data can range from a simple, consecutive number through to the complex mashing of data, images, barcodes and evaluations. For jobs that contain data, getting it correct from the start is a key difference between a smooth flowing job and a nightmare. Quite often, the requirements of the data will dictate the artwork, and as such, the data requirements should be one of the first things that is established.

If you’re new at this, don’t panic. It’s a new way of printing and requires a slightly new way of thinking about projects. If you have any questions, don’t heistate to get into contact with us to discuss your project and the best way to go about achieving it. What might appear to be a daunting amount of work may, in fact, be quite simple with a bit of pre-planning.

Specification Sheets

We have available a detailed specification manual for download. This contains both artwork and data requirements in one file.

Even if you are just producing data for us, we still highly recommend the entire artwork and data document as it provides an overall view of the production process that will assist with the data planning process.

[icon name="icon-file"] Artwork + Data Requirements Manual

Formats Accepted

There’s a huge range of standard and proprietry data fomats out there and because there’s so many of them, we can’t hope to accept them all. Because of this, we restrict the formats we accept to a few common formats that should cover what almost any software will output.

We accept data in the following formats:

  • Microsoft Excel (*.xls, *.xlsx)
  • OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods)
  • Comma Delimited Text (*.csv)
  • Tab Delimited Text (*.txt)

Sample Downloads

[icon name="icon-file"] ConsecutiveNumbering.xls
[icon name="icon-file"] VariableImageData.xls