Please ensure all artwork for print is supplied in line with these specifications. Artwork received that is not in line with these specifications may be subject to amend charges. AD Graphics cannot accept responsibility for print errors or late deliveries where artwork has been supplied incorrectly.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the studio on 01483 828 439 or email your enquiry at


Files should be supplied including 3mm bleeds. Print will be returned at the finished sizes. Please ensure all artwork is centred within the document page. Please ensure no excess artwork remains on the artboard.

Format Finished size mm With Bleed mm
A0 841 x 1189 847 x 1195
A1 594 x 841 600 x 847
A2 420 x 594 426 x 600
A3 297 x 420 303 x 426
A4 210 x 297 216 x 303
A5 148 x 210 216 x 154
A6 105x 148 154 x 111
A6 long 210 x 74 216 x 80
A7 74 x 105 111 x 80
DL 210 x 99 216 x 105
Square 99 x 99 105 x 105
Credit Card 85 x 55 91 x 61


All artwork must include a 3mm bleed on all sides (see sizes above), all text and images should be at least a further 5mm from the crop guides, this is because cutting can only be accurate to about 1.5mm when chopping small items like flyers. The easiest way of thinking of this if you are uncertain, is to ensure the background image goes right to the edge of the file and that all text, logos, etc are at least 8mm from the edges. To ensure correct printing, an appropriate border will be added to all artwork supplied without correct bleeds.


All non-vector artwork should be supplied at 300DPI for print.
See table below for banner or other large format printing.


Unless specified all colour printing is full colour and should be completed and saved in CMYK process, AD Graphics cannot take responsibility for any unexpected results experienced from artwork supplied in non-CMYK colours. Please delete all unused colour swatches from the colour palettes. Do not use Pantone or similar colours unless pre-arranged for specialist jobs.


Maximum ink coverage must be no more than 240%, we recommend a vibrant black is created with 30% Cyan, 30% Magenta, 30%yellow and 100% Key. Any thin text and/or artwork will not appear crisp if ink coverage is supplied too high.


All fonts used should be embedded (PDF’s) or converted to outlines (EPS, Illustrator). We can accept Mac fonts for Mac generated artwork but cannot accept any artwork that requires PC fonts. If Mac fonts are supplied, please ensure all and only the correct fonts are supplied, including both the postscript (printer) and screen fonts.


If using the transparency functions in Illustrator and Freehand generated files transparencies must be flattened and the files then converted to PDF or bitmap (TIFF or JPEG) before supplying. Transparency in vector programs is still in its infancy and AD graphics can not accept any responsibility for any unwanted results if this is not done.


Please ensure that no elements of the design are set to overprint unless specifically required. We cannot always check for this and it is likely to generate unexpected results.


You should not change imposed picture sizes in Quark, the files should be re-sized in Photoshop / Illustrator and then imposed at their full size. You should also not use the text display attributes (Bold, Italic, etc) in Quark, instead use font families with suitable choices. Both these options may not work when the file is ripped and may generate unwanted results.


Please save all Photoshop files as either uncompressed TIFF files or Photoshop EPS files. All Photoshop files must be flattened prior to saving, TIFF files saved with layers or EPS files containing vector information may not work correctly when the file is ripped and may generate unwanted results.


Please convert all files generated in Coreldraw and Corel Photo-paint to bitmap files; (TIFF or JPEG). Saving Coreldraw documents as EPS files is possible but may alter the artwork – if you wish to do this please open the EPS files in Illustrator or Freehand to check they are as expected, or impose in Quark and print a postscript file and again check that they are as expected.


We advise that artwork is generated only in the following design programs; Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress and Acrobat, AD Graphics cannot accept responsibility for any unwanted results from artwork originally generated in any other package (Please see the special note above regarding Corel which it is possible to use). This is especially true of ‘office’ programs such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, etc regardless of what options are available for final saving.

Artwork should be saved in PDF, EPS, TIFF, or JPEG format. Alternatively a Mac generated open application file can be supplied using one of the following applications (and previous versions). Please remember to include all fonts and images required (We cannot accept open PC files):

Adobe Photoshop 7
Adobe Illustrator 10
Quark Xpress 4.1

Files should be supplied uncompressed wherever possible; Stuffit / Drop Stuff may be used to compress files if necessary.

Artwork may only be emailed if the file size is less than 10 megabytes. If your artwork is over 10MB, then please upload your artwork with WETRANSFERT for free.

We also do not hold any supplied artwork.

All artwork must be supplied with a colour proof, Out of Hand cannot accept responsibility for any printing errors if no proof is supplied. All non bitmap artwork sent digitally must be sent with a clearly labelled JPEG proof.


We aim to check and prepare for print all artwork as soon as it received, if you need to amend your artwork and re-supply it you must phone the office to arrange this. AD Graphics cannot accept any responsibility if incorrect versions are printed when multiple versions have been supplied where no telephoned instructions have been given. If the files are complex and take significant time to prepare for print a charge may be made for re-supplied files.


Post artwork to:
AD Graphics Studio 75
75 Saffron Platt
Surrey GU2 9XY

Email all colour artwork to


Artwork will only be processed on receipt of written, fax or e-mail confirmation of the full order and receipt of payment, or authorised Purchase Order where agreed credit terms exist.