Artwork

General Artwork specifications

At CBS Printing we accept finished art as a print ready PDF (and in some cases the working files with all links and document fonts packaged) following these specifications:

  • Photos and Illustration resolution should be 300dpi
  • All colours converted to CMYK unless printing in PMS (no RGB, LAB etc)
  • Fonts should be embedded or outlined
  • Crop & bleed marks included
  • Minimum 3mm bleed (5mm for booklets)

General Design Tips

Text and non-bleed images should always be kept at least 3mm from the trim line.

Folding & Scoring

To minimise cracking on folded jobs, we recommend scoring the fold lines.

Rich Blacks

We strongly recommend you use CMYK Rich Black on large areas of black to ensure a nice solid result. A good mixture for CMYK Rich Black on;

  • Heavier stock weights use 60 / 40 / 40 / 100
  • Lighter stock weights use 30 / 0 / 0 / 100

Storage of Artwork

PDF’s will remain on our system for when you require a reprint of your artwork.

Book Artwork Setup

Please ensure you supply your artwork to us as individual pages in the PDF, not as spreads e.g. a 16pp booklet should be supplied as one PDF with 16 pages.

CBS Printing's pre-press experts will impose the booklet for you. Allow a minimum of 5mm bleed on all edges. Booklet “creep” will occur during finishing so we recommend you keep text and non-bleed images at least 10mm from the trim line.

Spot UV Setup

Spot UV can provide a premium result when highlighting a logo, image or bold type by applying these areas with a gloss varnish, or applied as an overprinted pattern over solids for a more creative result. When supplying final artwork which requires Spot UV, artwork should be supplied with an extra PDF file which contains all Spot UV elements set as a Spot Colour named ‘Spot UV’. It is important to make sure that this ‘Spot layer’ exported PDF file is identical in all respects to (size, orientation, crop, position of images and text etc.) to your original CMYK artwork.

Things to Avoid

UV varnish can sometimes shift slightly when applied. Avoid applying UV to thin lines, small text or finely detailed artwork.

How to Setup Your Files

  • Open your artwork in Indesign.
  • Create a new layer for the Spot UV application.
  • Select the elements you wish to enhance with Spot UV and duplicate them to the new Spot UV layer.
  • Create a NEW colour swatch and name it “Spot UV”.
  • Select colour type “Spot Colour”, and convert all Spot UV elements to this new spot color.
  • Spot UV elements should all be set to 100% Opacity.
  • IMPORTANT – Select all graphics on the Spot UV layer and set them to “Overprint Fill” in the Attributes palette (Window/Output Attributes).
  • Select “Overprint Preview” from the ‘View’ menu to CHECK your work.
  • Export the Spot UV layer – by turning off all layers except the new Spot UV layer, then export as a single PDF with all trim marks.
  • Proceed to export the CMYK file by turning off the Spot UV layer, then export all CMYK layers with trim marks.

Foil Setup

Foil can provide a premium Luxuries result when used with images or bold type by applying these areas with the reflective/shiny application, or applied as an overprinted pattern over solids and images for a more creative high end result. When supplying final artwork which requires Foil, artwork should be supplied with an extra PDF file which contains all Foil elements set as a Spot Colour named ‘Foil’. It is important to make sure that this ‘Spot layer’ exported PDF file is identical in all respects to (size, orientation, crop, position of images and text etc.) to your original CMYK artwork.

Things to Avoid

Foils can sometimes shift slightly when applied. Avoid applying foil to thin lines, small text or finely detailed artwork.

How to Setup Your Files

  • Open your artwork in Indesign.
  • Create a new layer for the Foil application.
  • Select the elements you wish to enhance with Foil and duplicate them to the new Foil layer.
  • Create a NEW colour swatch and name it “Foil”.
  • Select colour type “Spot Colour”, and convert all Foil elements to this new spot color.
  • Foil elements should all be set to 100% Opacity.
  • IMPORTANT – Select all graphics on the Foil layer and set them to “Overprint Fill” in the Attributes palette (Window/Output Attributes).
  • Select “Overprint Preview” from the ‘View’ menu to CHECK your work.
  • Export the Foil layer – by turning off all layers except the new Foil layer, then export as a single PDF with all trim marks.
  • Proceed to export the CMYK file by turning off the Foil layer, then export all CMYK layers with trim marks.

White Ink Setup

White ink can provide a premium result when used on dark stock. It looks great with intricate line work like architectural plans which produces a creative result. White ink can also be used as a base for coloured ink to be overprinted when using a colour paper stock. When supplying final artwork which requires White ink, artwork should be supplied with an extra PDF file which contains all White ink elements set as a Spot Colour named ‘White ink’. It is important to make sure that this ‘Spot layer’ exported PDF file is identical in all respects to (size, orientation, crop, position of images and text etc.) to your original CMYK artwork.

Things to Avoid

White ink when used as a base then overprinted sometimes shifts. To help this making the white ink elements 0.5mm smaller can sometimes help avoid this.

How to Setup Your Files

  • Open your artwork in Indesign.
  • Create a new layer for the White ink application.
  • Select the elements you wish to enhance with White ink or used as a base and duplicate them to the new White ink layer.
  • Create a NEW colour swatch and name it “White ink”.
  • Select colour type “Spot Colour”, and convert all White ink elements to this new spot color.
  • White ink elements should all be set to 100% Opacity.
  • IMPORTANT – Select all graphics on the White ink layer and set them to “Overprint Fill” in the Attributes palette (Window/Output Attributes).
  • Select “Overprint Preview” from the ‘View’ menu to CHECK your work.
  • Export the White ink layer – by turning off all layers except the new White ink layer, then export as a single PDF with all trim marks.
  • Proceed to export the CMYK file by turning off the White ink layer, then export all CMYK layers with trim marks.

Die cutting Setup

We recommend using a dieline from our extensive range of templates. If you require a custom diecut, please contact us directly. If you choose to create your own die, it is best practice to create your dieline, mock it up and test it before laying out your artwork. Then repeat that process when the artwork is complete.

Especially with packaging and presentation folders, this is particularly important as elements such as pockets require gussets to allow for inserted material. Closure folds and tabs also require careful engineering to serve their purpose.

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