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Artwork Help

Let Us Help You Create Brilliant Artwork For Your Next Print Project

Use our marketing expertise to help with the ideas you already have.  Whether you need a full customised design or you’re happy to adapt one of our existing templates, we have a solution for your nextprint project.

What Types of File Formats Do You Accept?

To ensure proper print quality, any imagery you upload should be at a resolution of 300 dpi or more. If you are unsure about a file’s resolution, please ask. We accept the following file formats: jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, pdf, png, gif, bmp, svg, eps and ai.

We are unable to use Word Documents and PowerPoint files. Word documents and Powerpoint files are not print ready artwork, and the PDFs produced from these programmes can rarely be used effectively for printing.

To get the best possible results for your printing job we recommend you employ a professional designer or studio.

If you need help with your artwork, please call 1300 558 113 or email info@emeraldprint.com.au

What If My Images Appear Fuzzy or Pixelated?

The way your images appear on your computer screen is not necessarily an indication of how your product will print. They may look ok on the screen but the image could have been digitally manipulated. Generally if the image is 500kb or more it will be ok for most usage, but if it going to cover the entire side of an A4 booklet or corflute sign it may not.

If your image appears blurry or pixelated, that is an indication that the image you have uploaded needs to be a higher resolution. We can warn you if an image is too low resolution to safely use in print. Don't forget, scaling an image can affect your image clarity. If you are concerned about print quality, please call 1300 558 113 or email info@emeraldprint.com.au

  • Tell Me About Colours and Images

    All colours and images must be converted to CMYK. The CMYK color model (process colour, four colour) is used in colour printing, and is also used to describe the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four inks used: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (Black). Generally we cannot guarantee your colours will be what you're looking for if you send RGB (digital) files, however we can convert them to CMYK and continue creating your artwork. Please note, we cannot print PMS or Spot Colours.

  • Tell Me About Trim

    Place all text and images 3mm – 5mm inside the document from the finished edge. The cutting edge is called the trim. The trimmed page size is the final intended size of your pages, after being cut along the trim marks.

  • Tell Me About Bleed

    When creating your final PDF, set 5mm of bleedBleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. The bleed is the part on the side of a document that gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper, and design inconsistencies. Artwork and background colors can extend into the bleed area. After trimming, the bleed ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document.

  • Tell Me About Crop Marks

    Please use crop marks set at 5mm. Crop marks, also known as trim marks, are lines printed in the corners of your publication’s sheet or sheets of paper to show the printer where to trim the paper. They are used by commercial printers for creating bleeds where an image or color on the page needs to extend all the way to the edge of the paper. Printers generally can’t actually print to the very edge of the paper, so instead they print on a larger sheet of paper and then trim it down to the correct size, and crop marks are used to define where to trim.

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    FREE ARTWORK SERVICE FOR CARD PRODUCTS

    Re-Customised artwork from Templates & Samples seen at our website

    We have many examples we have created over the last 19 years. Anything you see can usually be re-customised for you and your business. If it is straightforward and we can create your card or flyer based on one of these samples, and you provide the text in a word format or email, plus you provide your logo and any images you’d like to use, we can offer you this service as part of our FREE artwork offer.

    If we need to re-create or fix up a logo or start from scratch or if your instructions are not straightforward enough, or your artwork needs are complex we will give you an artwork quote before any work is started.

    You have an existing Business Card that you can send or email through to us to be copied and re-printed.

    If this is straightforward and we can complete this re-design quickly and easily we offer you this service as part of our FREE artwork offer. We need you to re-type all the text in a Word document or into an email so we can copy and paste, as this saves a lot of errors.

    If we need to re-create or fix up a logo or start from scratch or if your instructions are not straightforward enough, or your artwork needs are complex we will give you an artwork quote before any work is started.

    You are supplying your artwork and it needs a little tweaking.

    You might be supplying your artwork and it may need to be finished for printing. For example, your graphic artist may have omitted to add bleed or crop marks or the images or colours need to be converted to CMYK. Or images may need to be changed to print quality 300dpi. If this is straightforward, we will do this for you at no charge as part of our FREE artwork offer.

    If there are more than minor text changes, we will give you an artwork quote before any work is started.

    Conditions Of Our Free Artwork Offer:

    Once we have created your artwork we will send you a PDF draft or proof by email. You can make one set of changes to the look, design or feel of the artwork just in case we haven't used the colours you want or you don't like the text etc. Please give us clear instructions to make amendments to your card. Changes made after this are for errors only. You must contact us for approval or changes within 3 working days.

    Changes made beyond these conditions will be charged at $1 + gst per minute.

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    ARTWORK SERVICE FOR NEW DESIGNS & OTHER PRODUCTS

    When you know you need a new business card or marketing flyer designed and don’t know what you really want or where to start, we can help. We pride ourselves in producing the best layouts and designs for your needs, whatever that may be.

    Here at Emerald Print, we have a team of marketers and graphic designers who will truly listen to your personal needs and what you desire in your custom design. Whichever service you need whether it be graphic design or logo design, Emerald Print is here to help.

    All New Designs can be estimated before work commences and are based on our design rate of $1 + gst per minute.

    For more information on our graphic design and logo services, contact us today on 1300 558 113 or email info@emeraldprint.com.au

    LOGO DESIGN FROM SCRATCH

    If you’re looking for a new logo to professionally express your business speak to us about a new design.  We pride ourselves on producing the best logo designs for your needs, whatever that may be. We believe that a logo is an identity tool which reflects you and your company so it is extremely important in representing your business’s values. Here at Emerald Print we have a team of marketers and graphic designers who will truly listen to your personal needs and what you desire in your custom logo design.

    All New Logo Designs can be estimated before work commences and are based on our design rate of $1 + gst per minute.

    For more information on our graphic design and logo services, contact us today on 1300 558 113 or email info@emeraldprint.com.au