October 1, 2017

Artwork Guidelines

What is bleed?

Bleed is an area that extends beyond the actual area of your design. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off.

You will see three different line colours when you open up our artwork templates.

Safe Zone (blue line)    – Keep all your important content (text, images, logo etc) within this zone
Trim Size (red line)      – Product Size. Anything beyond this zone will be trimmed off
Full Bleed (green line) – Extend your background image to this edge, for all sides.

Please refer to the minimum bleed required in the product detailed page for each product. Otherwise, you may keep your artwork at least 5mm from the full bleed.


Artwork Format

Please download our product artwork templates. When placing orders, please save your artwork in our artwork templates. We do not accept files other than the specified templates in PDF or AI format.


Colour Specifications

All colour artwork and images must be in CMYK colour mode. The use of other modes such as RGB and Pantone will cause an inaccurate output of colours.

CMYK not more than 240%. Please use C40 M30 Y30 and K100 if you would like Rich Black i.e. darker tone of black. For Normal Black, please use K100.

Colour tints have to be more than 10%. For tint or toning effect, there must be at least 10% of difference.


Font

Font must be embedded and outlined. This is to avoid missing font or incorrect font during display and printing.


Image Resolutions

Print images must have a minimum 300 dpi resolutions. Any file images that are less than that will result in drop of image quality.


Creating Spot UV artwork

You have to prepare 2 files to apply spot UV on your printing material.

File 1: Full Artwork WITHOUT the spot UV artwork image
File 2: Image to be spot UV vanished with transparent background (do not remove the full bleed; change the bleed line to white colour)

* Ensure image in file 2 is positioned accurately (per file 1) to avoid mis-registration
* Fill the area to be spot UV varnished in process colour (K=100)