British Association for Print & CommunicationWe are a BAPC approved printers where you will receive a high quality and professional service.

Remember we are here to help you, if you need friendly advice or help do not hesitate to email us at sales@fastflownline.co.uk or click here for our contact form.

We offer a professional fast design service at a very reasonable rate, click here to see more

OPENING HOURS:
Monday-Thursday 09:00-18:00
Friday 09:00-17:30
Saturday & Sunday Closed

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HOW TO SUPPLY YOUR ARTWORK IN A PRINT READY FORMAT

Select which option is appropriate to you:
Adobe Acrobat PDF
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign
QuarkXpress
Microsoft Office
Imposition

Artwork Bleeds & Colours

Paper Sizes & Templates

 

PDF Files (RECOMMENDED)
We request all our artwork to be supplied as high resolution (300dpi).It is important that you prepare your PDF file in the correct way.
There are options which must be set for commercial printing

•    Resolution   (Choose High Resolution)
•    Compression Settings (for colour and greyscale should be
down sampled to 300dpi (with “auto compression”
set on high.)
•    Font Embedding (should be set to “embed all fonts”)

Colour needs to be set as CMYK not RGB (RGB artwork will be converted to CMYK this could effect your colours)

Photoshop

  • Resolution Set to 300dpi when starting your new document
  • Save file as either tiff or jpeg

Other files not listed above must be saved either as an eps of jpeg.

Please note if you require for us to make changes to your file (jpeg / eps), we would require you to re-supply new artwork as either a PSD, PDF or AI files  as we are unable to make changes to flattered images (jpeg/ eps / tiff)

Illustrator CS3
Include all embedded images and convert all text to curves.
Save as a eps file

Indesign CS3
Please ensure all fonts and pictures used in your artwork is supplied to us in a separate folder using the “package” function under the “file” menu.
Compress the document using StuffIT, WinZIP or WinRAR before uploading or sending our order via email.

Please supply a screen shot of the artwork or a PDF.
This is for our reference to make sure that nothing is missing or moved on the artwork when supplying

Quark Express v7
Please ensure all fonts and pictures used in your artwork is supplied to us in a separate folder using the
“collect for output” function under the “file” menu.
Compress the document using StuffIT, WinZIP or WinRAR before uploading or sending our order via email

Please supply a screen shot of the artwork or a PDF.
This is for our reference to make sure that nothing is missing or moved on the artwork when supplying

Microsoft documents (Version 2007)
We cannot use the following formats for process printing (example Letterhead, Business Cards, Flyers, Brochures)

  • Word
  • Exel
  • Publisher
  • Powerpoint
  • Works
  • Access

Below is a link to a website that can convert any of the above files into a useable pdf, it is pretty straight forward and will do it for you right there online.  ITS FREE!

http://convert.neevia.com

Please note that it is important when supplying a PDF from a Microsoft document, care is taken to ensure any spot colours are created correctly in your original document.

Please supply a screen shot of your Microsoft document before conversion this can be done by the following:

PC operators –  there is a button on the keyboard – “PRINT SCREEN”
Mac operators – apple, shift 4, high light the area you wish to copy, this then saves a png copy to your desktop.

Imposition
Please ensure that you do not supply your files imposed or as “printers pairs”. Please only send one version.

Artwork Bleed
It is essential that there is a 3mm bleed around your artwork with crop marks, save your artwork as any of the above formats (except Microsoft Office) example (A6 111 X 154.50) This is for cutting purposes.

Please ensure that when setting the colour it is set to CMYK not RGB...

Following these guidelines ensures that there will be no delays with printing. If you have any problem, don't hesitate to contact our designer who will be more than willing to help. Click here for contact details.

Paper Sizes
Here are the standard paper sizes for designing and reference: (all in milli-meters)

  No Bleed With Bleed
Business Card 85x55 91x61
A7 74.25x105 80.25x111
A6 105x148.5 111x154.5
DL 210x99 216x105
A5 148.5x210 154.5x216
A4 210x297 216x303
A3 297x420 303x426
A2 420x594 426x600
A1 594x840 600x846
A0 840x1188 846x1194

If you would like or need a Template we have the most
common sizes available on our site for FREE!!! please click HERE

Fastflow Limited
29 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4BJ
Tel: 020 7240 2051
Fax: 020 7497 2486
Email: sales@fastflowonline.co.uk