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ARTWORK & PRINTING GUIDELINES

HOW DO I PREPARE MY ARTWORK FOR PRINTING?

To print your envelopes, we need your artwork to be ‘print ready’ to provide you the highest quality finished product. This means it needs to meet the below guidelines, with no adjustments needed in-house.

You can also download and print a PDF copy of our artwork guidelines by CLICKING HERE.

The information below should be all you need to know, but if you have any questions please do give us a call on 01273 486026 and we’ll be happy to help.

GENERAL DOCUMENT SET-UP

Your document should be the same size as your chosen envelope with an additional 3mm all around.


C6 Envelope (with bleed)
120mm x 168mm

C5 Envelope (with bleed)
168mm x 235mm

C4 Envelope (with bleed)
235mm x 330mm

DL Envelope (with bleed)
116mm x 226mm

DL+ Envelope (with bleed)
120mm x 235mm

If in doubt, please double check with us for the dimensions of your envelope.

COLOUR SET-UP

1 COLOUR PRINT & FOIL BLOCK PRINTING

Please ensure the background area is in white (even if your envelope is not white). This represents the area that should NOT be printed.


Your artwork design should be 1 spot colour black (even if you are getting your design printed in another colour). Your design should be in position and to size, as you want it to appear on the final envelope. Please also advise us of the exact Pantone colour reference you want us to print (e.g 2039 U).

Please ensure your file does not contain any CMYK or RGB elements.

2 COLOUR PRINT

Please ensure the background area is in white (even if your envelope is not white). This represents the area that should NOT be printed.

Your artwork design should be set with your 2 chosen colours as their correct Pantone reference. Your design should be in position and to size, as you want it to appear on the envelope. Please also advise us of the exact Pantone colour references you want us to print (e.g 2039 U and 387 U).

Please ensure your file does not contain any CMYK or RGB elements.

FULL COLOUR PRINT

Please set your colour mode to CMYK. Your design should be in position and to size, as you want it to appear on the envelope.

OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES

If you are printing on a WINDOW envelope, please check the window position and avoid this area within your design, as we are unable to print on the window.

If you are printing on the flap, please set your file to the size of the whole envelope, with the artwork in the position as it would appear with the flap closed.

If your artwork does not run to the edge of the envelope, please do not include a bleed.

If your artwork does run to the edge, then please include a 3mm bleed. It is also helpful to us if you include crop marks (trim box should be to the size of the envelope).

If you have any text within your artwork, please ensure fonts are embedded. If this is not possible, you should convert the text to paths.

Check that all images are embedded into your document and that all rasterized artwork is created and saved at or above 300dpi.

Please ensure you have full permissions to use any fonts and images. We cannot accept any liability for misuse.

If your design includes a Royal Mail PPI or Business Reply, it is your responsibility to ensure all details are correct and meet necessary guidelines.

We can only accept artwork provided as a high-res PDF file type.

PRINT CHECKLIST

Is your document the same size as your envelope?

Is your artwork in position, as you want it to appear on the envelope when printed?

Is the colour mode set correctly for your type of printing? (1 colour/2 colour/full colour)

Have you saved the file as a high-res PDF?

ALL CHECKED? I THINK YOU'RE READY...

Send your artwork by email to info@allcolourenvelopes.co.uk
If you have any questions please do give us a call on 01273 486026 and we’ll be happy to help.