Please find below helpful details on art-working, install and general information.
If you have any questions then please email us at
We have a quick and easy way for you to upload your artwork to us, using WeTransfer.
Simply follow the instructions below.
Click the WeTransfer button below
Select the file you want to send to us
Enter our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter your email address
Enter your name and company as a reference
Click the Transfer button
We will download your artwork and you will receive an email notification to say we have.
At CPL customer satisfaction is of paramount importance. By following the guidelines below, we can ensure you get the product you desire and keep the turnaround time to a minimum.
Please contact us to answer any questions on 01732 367 222
DOCUMENT SIZE AND BLEED
Artwork should be set up at 100% of final size where possible. For very large graphics, you may use a scale of 50%, 25% or 10%.
Vector images should print any size without problems. However, when sending a bitmap file, 25% of the final production size at 300dpi is the recommended minimum size and scale. The larger the file the better.
Bleed should be added to all documents
Graphic walls - 25mm bleed to all edges (50-100mm on walls over 10mtrs wide)
Window Graphics - 25mm bleed to all edges
Fabric prints for push in systems- 25mm bleed to all edges
Perspex panels - 10mm bleed to all edges
Wrap mounted foamex - 25mm bleed to all edges
Flush mounted foamex - 5mm bleed to all edges
DTM Prints - 5mm bleed to all edges
Roll up kits 5mm bleed top,left & right hand sides, 200mm at bottom
Pop up kits 5mm bleed all edges
In Illustrator & Indesign please set the document size at the print size required and use the bleed box to add the bleed required
DO NOT INCLUDE ANY CROP MARKS, BLEED MARKS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IN THE PRINT AREA OR ON THE PDF.
Our automated pre-press systems rely on the document size and bleed being set correctly.
When saving a PDF please ensure
Compatibility is Acrobat 6 or higher
Create Acrobat layers from top-level layers is ticked or export all layers & create acrobat layers marks - all boxes in this section are UNTICKED
Use Document Bleed setting is TICKED
CUTTER GUIDES FOR PLOT CUT or PRINT & CUT WORK
Artwork must be supplied as an ai or eps file (from Illustrator) or a PDF file (from Indesign) using setting as stated above.
The cutter guide must be separated in a different layer called Cutter as a vector line
and ensure the Print Layer tick box is UNTICKED.
The line must be coloured in a 100% SPOT magenta, yellow, or cyan depending on the artwork colour so that it is clearly visible. (DO NOT use a CMYK Colour as our system will not pick it up) With the SPOT named "CUTTER GUIDE", the line will need to be 1pt weight and be a solid line. If you need fold / crease lines please indicate these with a dotted line in a different SPOT colour and name this accordingly "FOLD LINE" or "CREASE LINE".
There needs to be a minimum of 3mm bleed beyond the cut path.
All fonts need to be Outlined either in Illustrator or InDesign. This will stop problems such as missing fonts from happening in the artwork that has been supplied.
Never send bitmap text as this eliminates edit capabilities.
SPECIFY ALL PMS COLOURS
The Pantone Matching System provides a reference colour to match to.
Some PMS colours are not 100% reproducible utilizing CMYK process, so therefore, all colour specifications will be matched to the closest 4 colour process. Orders received without colour specifications will be produced using the CMYK values contained in the supplied file.
BUILD YOUR BLACKS
We require that all black spot colours be built blacks (see breakdown). 50 C, 40 M, 40 Y, 100 K. This will ensure a true, rich black every time.
We are PC based so PC is the preferred format. The following applications and file formats should be used when sending digital art.
Photoshop (preferred when using bitmap imagery)
Illustrator (preferred when using vector imagery)
Indesign (when using a combination of both)
Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
PDF (.pdf) Please make sure fonts are embedded or converted to outlines
Muilti paged PDFs ONLY if all the artwork is the same size
When saving PDF files from Illustrator please use the Illustrator Default setting
When saving PDF files from InDesign please use the High Quality Print setting
Always include all support files.
When placing logos, images or linking files to a layout, always include those individual files in their native format