Print-ready Artwork

What is print-ready artwork?

Print-ready artwork is the final file or files used by printers to produce your leaflets. The file(s) tick all the necessary requirements to produce high quality printed items.

What are the requirements of print-ready artwork?

There are many different checks to ensure a piece of artwork is print ready. See below some key points:

A print-ready artwork file should always be in a PDF format.



All images should be saved as CMYK not RGB.

All images and text should be embedded on the PDF file.


All pages require a 3mm bleed on each side to allow for trimming.



All artwork must be set to a minimum of 300 DPI (dots per inch) to ensure the highest quality print

It is important to remember that these are only 5 examples of many aspects required for print-ready artwork. It is recommended that you work with a designer or design agency to check and develop your design to ensure it meets all the requirements of print-ready artwork.


Leafletdrop has tick and bleed guides for all leaflet layouts available on the website. You can find the link to download your guide on the design FAQs page here 



You can also download our more in depth, technical print guide by clicking here.

If you are looking for a low cost designer to help design your leaflet, then please email us at – We have a designer on hand to help design an impactful leaflet to encourage your target audience to get in touch. Whether you want your leaflet campaign to generate calls, clicks to your website or simply drive footfall to your business, our designer will ensure your leaflet is well-designed and provide print-ready artwork.



Our Print and Distribution service:


Using our designer, printers and distributors means you can book the entire leaflet campaign without leaving your seat, giving you more time to run your business. We organise the printing, bundling, packing and labelling of your leaflets, onward delivery to Royal Mail who will distribute to your target households.


All you need to do is tell us what, where, when and pay, all on this website, all from your desktop, all within minutes. It’s our all-inclusive leaflet advertising service.

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