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Follow our artwork guidelines

to ensure the best results!

Everything you need to setup, design and submit your own artwork.

Artwork Setup

Designing your own artwork can sometimes be a little challenging. To help you with your artwork setup, we have created a set of artwork setup guidelines that can be viewed on each product page. This documentation provides you with useful information about how to correctly create and set up your artwork so that it is suitable for print. Please read and follow these artwork setup guidelines carefully to ensure you receive the best results each time you submit your artwork.

Artwork Setup Checklist:

Document has been spell checked and proof read
Document is the correct size
All files are labelled correctly
File format is in high-resolution format – .PDF, .EPS, .PSD, .JPG, .TIF
All images are no less than 300dpi at 100%
Bleed is set to 3mm (5mm on booklets)
All fonts have been embedded or outlined
All colours are in CMYK or spot colours where applicable – NOT RGB

PANTONE COLOURS: Any job which is required to be in a Pantone Colour/s must be in the Pantone range between PMS100 to PMS732. We do not accept Fluro Pantones or Metallic Pantones.


We do not provide proofs for most printing services (unless stated otherwise). This is the reason why we can keep our printing prices low and at a competitive rate. We rely on customers to be aware of any variances that can occur during the printing process and to supply press-ready artwork when ordering. To reduce printing errors, customers are recommended to follow the Bring Your Own Artwork Specifications outlined on the product pages. Customers submitting their own artwork are fully responsible for the end result of printing. If you would like to see a digital artwork proof prior to printing, please let us know when you place your order (additional charges may apply).

If you have any technical questions, or would like more information about setting up your artwork, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly Newcastle Business Cards team!


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