Print Ready Artwork Requirements

Please supply artwork files in one of these PC formats:

  • Corel Draw (CDR) file preferred (all text must be converted to outlines / curves first)
  • EPS, PDF prepress (all text must be converted to outlines / curves first)
  • AI v.3 file (all text must be converted to outlines / curves first)

Technical Information

  • Text: converted to curves / outlines.
  • Paths: converted to curves / outlines.
  • Colour mode: must be CMYK (not RGB)

Colours: if your artwork contains lots of different colours (including shades of colours) use CMYK colours.

Vector Graphic Files - vector-based images can be scaled by any amount without degrading quality. Usually supplied in EPS, PDF, AI or CDR formats.

Resolution: colour & greyscale raster images (pixel-based/scans) should be 300dpi,(350dpi maximum). All non-vector images (e.g. photos) should be converted to bitmaps at 100% scaling and 300dpi resolution. This means a photo you want to appear on your finished printing must be set to the exact same size inside your document - and have a resolution of 300dpi.

Resolution: mono raster (bitmaps) should be 1200dpi maximum.

Black: avoid four colour blacks in vector files - but do add 30 to 50% Cyan to 100% Black for a deep black.

Email: email with attachment must be less than 5Mb. Larger files should be sent on CD or contact us for help.

If there are only 3 or less colours use Pantone Spot colours (Pantone CVC if possible). The same file should be supplied as an additional .

Pdf file for visual proofing (objects and type can sometimes change appearance once opened with different software). If possible, please supply vectorised graphics, they are more easily prepared for print.

Colour Matching

Due to variables involved in the printing processes, inaccuracies caused by inconsistent viewing conditions, colour perception and many other variables, matching PMS colours, supplied samples or full colour proofs is not guaranteed and a reasonable variation between these and the completed job is to be expected. When a variation of this kind occurs, it will be considered acceptable performance.


Please contact us at info@drinkcoaster.com.au for a quote or if you have any enquiries