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Creating Print-Ready Artwork: Tips and Guidelines

Print-ready artwork

What exactly is a 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:

1. A print-ready artwork file should always be in a PDF format. DPI - Print ready artwork (3).png

2. All images should be saved as CMYK not RGB. ​​​​​​

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3. All images and text should be embedded on the PDF file. PDF (9).png

4. All pages require a 3mm bleed on each side to allow for trimming. PDF (3).png

5. All artwork must be set to a minimum of 300 DPI (dots per inch) to ensure the highest quality print. PDF (11).png

It 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.

You can design your leaflet online, and the resulting artwork will be in a print-ready format. Alternatively, if you need any help in terms of design to create your leaflet, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We have designers on hand who can help you in designing a leaflet that will make a strong impact and encourage your target audience to get in touch.

Whether you are aiming for your leaflet campaign to generate calls, drive clicks to your website, or simply attract more foot traffic to your business, we will ensure your leaflet is well-designed and provide print-ready artwork.

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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 and 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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