Although we do have some alternate options we highly recommend that you do
your own artwork and supply us with print ready files. We will go through
artwork specifications in more detail below. The
process of you suppling correct print ready artwork eliminates the need to
go back and forth with regards to proofing and signing disclaimers etc. It
also means that we can save loads of time and basically get your jobs onto
runs as soon as we get them.
However from years of experience we can say that most problems that occur in the printing process are artwork related, so it is imperative that we are both on the same page and take extra care in getting this part of the process right!
When making plates for litho offset printing some errors can take place if the artwork is not set up properly. We will go through this in more detail in the artwork guidelines paragraph, but to help with these problems we offer a free days training in our art department for whoever is responsible for artwork on your side. Please make use of this service as a little time spent now addressing the things that can cause the errors to take place, will save you thousands in the long run. We will show you what design functions cause the problems as well as how to ensure that the artwork has been set up and saved for print that eliminates these problems.
We also advise that you implement the system we use with our end user customers in Flyerz. You send your customers a disclaimer and ask them to sign it. On this disclaimer it asks them to double check the artwork with regards to aforementioned problems.
This is a basic overview of artwork guidelines when setting up litho print