Artwork requirements

artwork requirements

1. Fonts

All fonts must please be converted to Curves / paths. We can not open corel draw files or import pdf files if fonts are still active.

We dont have the same fonts on our computers as what you use. Please always insure that this is done.

2. Palleted Fills / Lenses / Gradients /Symbols

We have noticed with using the corel draw X7 program and also importing Adobe pdfs onto our runs that these objects tend to jump around  or

Loose some of its properties which it was design in originally thus we ask you to either convert these objects to 300dpi jpeg  / or flatten them in your

Program.

3. Bitmaps

All Bitmaps must be converted to a 300dpi CMYK colour object  –  NO RGB BITMAPS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

If a RGB bitmap goes to print and colour is not correct he broker / reseller will held responsible for payment.

4. Files we work with

We work with Corel draw files, Print ready – Pdf’s – and CMYK 300dpi Jpegs.

No other formats will be accepted.

Please also pay attention to when naming your files for email mostly with pdfs and Jpegs.

5. Bleeds and sizes of Cards and Flyers

All business cards consist of the 3 following areas:

5.1. Save typing area

   Save area works on 85 x 45mm  – make sure all your text mainly are inside this area.

5.2. Cutting area (know of final size of job)

   The final cutting size of the business cards are 90mm x 50mm

5.3. Bleed area ( of of which blade cuts into)

   The bleed area is 93mm x 53mm  which will include your background of card / image

6. Use of standard black and Rich Black

Printers prefer to use standard solid true black when printing text and other black objects. It runs on one plate and the registration is 100%

accurate and crisp.

But some designers tend to use the mixture of CMYK black ( also called rich black), it give a nice dark effect but is very tricky and a headache to

Any machine minder.

We strongly recommend not to use 100 Cyan  |  100 Magenta  |  100 Yellow | 100 Black

If something goes slightly off print on 1 or 2 of the colour plates the imperfection becomes very clearly and the text show up fussy and unreadable.

We DO NOT GUARANTEE RICH BLACK BUT WE DO PRINT THEM AT THE BROKERS OWN RISK.

We also recommend to use 80 Cyan | 10 Magenta | 10 Yellow and | 100 black but non of the breakdowns has ever been proven successfully.

7. Receiving artwork  – Confirm and file sizes

FLYER SIZE AND BLEED AREA

A5 FLYER – including bleed: 216mm x 154mm

Final trimmed size: 210mm x  148mm

Safe area size: 204mm x  142mm

A4 FLYER – including bleed: 216mm x 303mm

Final trimmed size: 210mm x  297mm

Safe area size: 202mm x  289mm

Please make sure that your email file size is not bigger than 8mb as we have found that any file over 10mb blocks our servers.

If you file is larger than 10mb please make use of our dropbox system : cards@bonsaigraphics.co.za

Or and online upload program such as wetransfer.com or zippyshare where you can upload your file and send a link to us for download.