Artwork Requirements

What are the artwork specifications?

Before uploading to our site we recommend you view our Print Ready Checklist. We only accept Adobe PDF files (and zipped files) with the following attributes:

  • 300dpi resolution
  • 2mm bleed (5mm for booklets)
  • Crop and bleed marks included
  • Fonts outlined, text no smaller than 5pt
  • All colours converted to CMYK

Can I place an order without sending through my artwork?

Our online ordering system requires print ready artwork to be uploaded at the time of ordering. If you do not have print ready artwork available please contact your local Kwik Kopy Centre to place your order offline.

What file formats are accepted?

Our online ordering system accepts Zip files and Pdfs. If you are unable to upload your file in one of these formats please contact your local Kwik Kopy Centre.

Can I send you the native file (e.g. indesign)?

You can zip these files and send them through our online ordering system, but we do prefer print ready pdf files. Please ensure you look at our artwork requirements before uploading your final document.

What is the difference between RGB and CMYK?

RGB (Red, Green, Blue) refers to primary colours used in computer monitors and digital devices. CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) refers to the primary colour pigments commercial printers use in 4 colour process printing. Please convert your RGB files to CMYK.

What is bleed?

Bleed is artwork overflow beyond the original artwork size. This bleed allows the printer to create a flush finish by trimming this extra bleed area off. All files must include bleed. Please add 2mm or 5mm bleed to all your print jobs.

What is trim or crop?

Trim is the border of your artwork specifying where it is to be cut. It defines the final size of the piece. “Trim” and “Crop” are interchangeable terms. Your print ready artwork should indicate trim and bleed marks.

What is safe zone text?

The Safe Text Zone is a 2mm buffer zone within the trim line that ensures important text or graphics are not cut off when the document is trimmed down. Our print registration and finishing equipment is extremely accurate however it is best practice to include 2mm bleed and 2mm safe text buffer.

Should I use 100% black or rich black?

If your design has medium to large areas of solid black, we strongly recommend you use rich black to ensure a nice solid result.

Is there a cost for artwork if my file is not set up correctly?

Yes. Your Kwik Kopy Centre will contact you in the event that your artwork is not print ready and an additional charge may apply to correct this. Any extra cost will be managed offline.

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