Artwork Guidelines


PDF Files

We request all our artwork to be supplied as high resolution (300dpi). It is important that you prepare your PDF file in the correct way. These options must be set for commercial printing:

  • Resolution - Choose High Resolution
  • Compression Settings - For colour and greyscale this should be down sampled to

300dpi with "auto compression" set on high

  •  Font Embedding - Should be set to "embed all fonts"

Colour needs to be set as CMYK not RGB (RGB artwork will be converted to CMYK and this could affect your colours).


Include all embedded images and convert all text to curves. Save as an EPS file.


Set Resolution to 300dpi when starting your new document. Save file as either TIFF or JPEG. Other files not listed above must be saved either as a EPS or JPEG.

Please note: If you need us to make changes to your file (JPEG / EPS), we will require you to re-supply new artwork as either a PSD, PDF or AI file as we are unable to make changes to flattened images (JPEG / EPS / TIFF).


Please ensure all fonts and pictures used in your artwork are supplied to us in a separate folder using the "package" function under the "file" menu. Compress the document using Stuffit or WinZip before uploading or sending your order via e-mail.

Please include a PDF.

This is for our reference to make sure that nothing is missing or moved on the artwork supplied. Please note that this will be proofed first and could cause a longer delivery time.

Artwork Bleed

It is essential that there is a minimum 3mm bleed around your artwork. This is for cutting purposes. For example: A6 size would be 111mm x 154.50mm. Save your artwork as any of the above formats. Please note that there is a 2mm tolerance for cutting on all jobs.

Please ensure that the colour is set to CMYK not RGB. 

We do not accept following:

  • Word
  • Exel
  • Powerpoint
  • Publisher
  • Works


There is a bigger set up cost involved in Perfect Binding Manuals but on larger runs the cost drops.

This is a smart and stylish way of presenting printed manuals however the manuals will not lie flat once opened like wire-bound manuals.

The spine has a square edge allowing text to be added to the spine.

Perfect binding is not suitable for Manuals with under 50 pages.

Perfect Bound Manuals are perfect for

  • Printed Training Manuals
  • Printed Thesis
  • Printed HR Manuals
  • Printed Marketing Materials


Once an order is in placed our clients are assigned a dedicated Account Manager who will organise their project and be on hand for your individual needs. Working closely with our distribution team we organise delivery worldwide as well as nationally providing tracking information and proof of delivery for Printroom clients.

We can also offer a service where we will not only deliver your packs to the venue but can pick the packs up after use, pack them up and bring back to our head office to store for another course.

  • USB products
  • Mouse mats and coasters
  • Laptop bags
  • Clothing e.g. fleeces, t-shirts, hats
  • PC mice
  • Mugs
  • Rulers
  • Clocks
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Pads
  • Tent cards
  • Corporate stationery
  • Post it notes
  • Executive toys e.g. stress balls, desk diaries, games
  • Umbrellas
  • Carrier Bags (biodegradable)