Suitable file formats

File types and Advice

You can create artwork in any program you like,  we accept PDF, TIFF, or JPG file formats.

We prefer PDF files for posters as this usually creates the highest quality prints with sharp text. if you are using Acrobat to create your PDF file, we have found that using the "press settings" will keep your file size relatively low whilst still producing a good quality print.

If you have a newer versions of some of the Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel etc),  you should be able to save your design as a PDF within the 'save as' function on your desktop.

JPEG files can be supplied if you are ordering posters from your photographs and camera images, but please note image files that are less than 450kb in size are usually saved at too low a resolution to enlarge up to a poster size print.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch.

Handy Tips

Please consider the following when sending your artwork:

  • Try to ensure that your artwork is at least 150 - 300dpi resolution. Ideally the higher the resolution is the better your artwork will look.
  • We cannot open application files  (e.g. Quark Express, In Design, Photoshop etc),  however it is easy to convert your file to a PDF format within any of these applications.  Please make sure you save your PDF file to at least 300 dpi.
  • If you are using any bespoke or unusual fonts,  please ensure that you embed all fonts in your artwork.  We have to comply with the Font Copyright regulation for Print,  and may be unable to print your artwork if the fonts are not embedded correctly.

We reserve the right to replace the font with suitable replacement in the event of conflict or corruption. Fonts should ideally be in Open Type or True Type format for the PC.  We will contact you for approval should we need to do this.