Eden River Press East Grinstead Litho and digital printing
Eden River Press are based in Oxted and East Grinstead
and have been providing innovative litho and digital
print along with print finishing solutions since 1987

Our guides, to help you get the most out of your printed materials.

Technical Resources : Guide to Supplying Artwork

File formats preferred
Press ready PDF - with fonts embedded
Quark Express - supply fonts and images
Indesign - fonts converted to outlines

Different formats
If you wish to submit artwork created using a program not listed above we should be able to accommodate you but please call to discuss first – 01342 313577.

Supplying native files
When supplying original artwork files such as Quark Express, please ensure all elements, document, images and fonts are all collected.

Supplying PDF artwork
We prefer all artwork to be supplied as high-resolution PDF format. PDF's are the standard file format for transmitting files for printing, and it is important to prepare your PDF file in the correct way.

Correct preparation of PDF files
When creating a PDF in Acrobat Distiller, there are job options, which must be set for commercial printing. These include default resolution, compression settings and font embedding. Please ensure you choose high resolution. Compression settings for colour and greyscale should be downsampled to 300dpi with "auto compression" set on high. Bitmapped (monochrome: i.e. line art) images should be set at 600dpi. Font embedding should be set to 'embed all fonts'.

Make sure there is 3mm bleed all round the PDF, i.e. save the PDF with 6mm added to each measurement (i.e. for A4 usually 210mm x 297mm, save as 216mm x 303mm). Crop marks may be included. If it is not saved in this format, we will not be able to use it as artwork and if there are any changes to the job, you may have to amend and re-supply the artwork. CMYK not RGB please! Please ensure that all embedded images are CMYK files please. RGB images may look good on your screen but final output to print is always in CMYK. Please be aware that files converted from RGB to CMYK may alter the colour composition significantly.

Microsoft Office files
If you are creating a PDF from a MS Publisher or Word file, care must be taken to ensure spot colours are created correctly in your original documents. Do not set to RGB colours.

Supplying EPS files
Any other file formats not listed above, must be saved as an eps or jpeg. Ensure file has bleed and crop marks and please confirm the final size of the artwork and supply a hard copy for reference. If there are any changes to the job once you have supplied the EPS or jpeg, you would have to amend the artwork and re-submit the file, as we will be unable to change it.

Bleed and crop marks
All artwork must have 3mm bleed if you require the image to bleed off the edge of the paper.Crop marks should be included if artwork does not fill a whole page area (ie no bleed). They should be 5mm long, 3mm outside of the page area and coloured in the colour 'registration' to ensure they appear on each colour separation. Please ensure that artwork is supplied at the correct finished size required. If this is not possible, please inform us to allow time for amending the artwork.

Please do not supply imposed pages or "printers pairs" because our workflow includes imposition software to impose correctly for our printing processes.

If you are supplying a document with multiple pages, please try and make the front and back cover of the document a separate file, and supply as single pages in page order. Also, please remember to allow for "creep" we suggest you keep all text and copy at least 5mm away from the trimmed edge.

Include all fonts you have used in the file. Whilst we have an extensive font collection, there is no guarantee the version you have used matches ours. This can create problems with line lengths and spacing of the type. Eden River Press assumes all fonts supplied are licensed and takes no responsibility for embedded fonts.

Lineart and images
Scanned colour and greyscale images should be 300dpi at the final size in the document submitted for output. Images should be submitted as TIFF's, JPEG's or EPS. Lineart (bitmapped) should be 600-1200dpi at the final size in the document submitted for output.

Sending artwork by email
Please address it to hello@edenriverpress.co.uk with any relevant information regarding the job. Maximum file size preferred by email is 10mb (Zipped/stuffed files preferred). Files larger than this should be sent on disk or placed onto our FTP server, please contact us for usernames and passwords.

If you need any help with sending your artwork please contact us on 01342 313577


t: 01883 712099 e: hello@edenriverpress.co.uk
Eden River Press Ltd
Printing and Production: 6 Beadles Lane, Old Oxted, Surrey. RH8 9JJ
Sales and Accounts office: Merlin Way, East Grinstead RH19 3XG

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