Artwork and design

preparing artwork.

Well prepared artwork is the most important factor in creating a great printed product.

Although we can print from a very wide range of file types and formats to ensure the best possible result please use our prefered Artwork Specifications available on the adjacent panel »

To help you create perfect artwork we have a selection of guides, templates and our free to use artwork checking service.

prefered artwork.

  • Format - PDF or JPEG
  • Colour - CMYK
  • Bleed - 3mm
  • Safe Zone - 3mm
  • Resolution - 300dpi
  • Fonts - embedded/curves
  • No printer marks/colour bars

When uploading files on our site our systems will carry out basic checks on your artwork highlighting problems. Please note that RGB & Pantones will be converted to CMYK which may affect the colours.

free artwork check.

Unsure how your artwork will print? We offer a free artwork checking service where we will check, Resolution, Bleed, Size, Legibility (thin text) & Alignment on folded jobs! Simply send an email to the following: help@instantprint.co.uk.

Once we've checked the artwork over, one of the team will get back to you highlighting any potential issues with the order! Also, do tell us what size you're looking to print! #enjoytheprint

Normally we should be able to check over a file within a couple of office hours, although this can be a little longer in busy periods.

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sending artwork.

When placing an order you will have the opportunity to upload, check and proof your artwork online before making payment.

If your artwork is not quite ready but you would like to place an order (for example to take advantage of a current offer) it is possible to upload or email your artwork at a later date in the following ways;

artwork guides.

To help you get the best out of your prints, the team at instantprint have created the following guides which explain in detail how to prepare your artwork to our preferred artwork specifications. Simply click on the relevant guide below!

design online.

If you're having difficulty preparing artwork or maybe you're stuck for ideas, why not use our design online tool with hundreds of FREE templates available to personalise. Click the image below for more details.

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