All artworks must meet PrintCulture’s artwork guidelines.
Please ensure that you have checked through our artwork guidelines below and your artwork is ready for print. This is so we can ensure your artwork is printed correctly, with exceptional results. If you are unsure about whether or not your artwork is ready, please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
Our preferred file format is PDF file which is an industry standard. However we do accept all other major formats.
Safe areaThis area represents the safe area for important contents. Texts and images within the safe area are guaranteed not to be affected.
TrimTrim lines are the finished size of the product.
BleedThe very edges of the document are called the bleed area.
The colour that is seen on a computer monitor is light colour which is made up of Red, Green and Blue (RGB). RGB format is to view on computer screens or digital devices (as screen uses light to make the colour).
The colour to be printed on your product is ink colour which is made up of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK). In full-colour printing process, CMYK is the standard colour mode.
All files must be in CMYK mode. Any file provided in RGB mode will be converted into CMYK mode before print and it may look slightly less vibrant on your screen.
Minimum 20% difference between the background and the pattern is required to ensure clearly visible patterns on the final product.
Black 99% fills placed over coloured panels or scans will be printed without seeing underlying ink colour.
Black 100% will automatically overprint and it means that underlying ink colour will be seen through the black ink.
The minimum resolution we recommend for print is 300 dots per inch (300dpi) at final size.
Please note that if your image is in a lower dpi, converting it to 300dpi using a tool will not actually increase the resolution.
Please make sure that the actual image is originally created at 300dpi. Some designs may require a higher DPI.
All fonts must be embedded or outlined.
By converting fonts to outlines in programs like Illustrator and Photoshop, you will avoid font issues such as missing fonts or missing text.
When converting text to outlines, the font becomes a ‘shape’ and will look no different than its original font. This way we can print them as you intended them to appear on your product.
Select all text > Menu > Type > Create Outlines