Artwork Specification

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advancedlife accepts completed, electronic artwork, which must adhere to the specifications below to be classed as print ready artwork. advancedlife can assist in making your artwork press ready, however additional fees may apply.

The easiest and fastest way to send us your files is through PDF technology. Not only are the files complete (with no missing fonts or links) but they hold true colour management, trapping and open pre-press information. The files are so small in size that it is a breeze to send them over the internet via our ftp and e-mail services – without any loss of quality or data. Other formats you can supply depending on the job type are: hi res jpeg – Saved at 300dpi and indesign, illustrator, photoshop or publisher files.

Where possible please convert your text to paths, curves or outlines.

Please remember to supply us with all the relevant files, including linked items, for output (e.g. fonts and graphics). Do not send us any artwork with your order that is not intended for printing.

Hard copy proofs will only be supplied upon your request or at advancedlife’s discretion. Please outline on your initial order if you wish to view a proof before production.

We require artwork trim sizes to be as listed with a 10mm bleed and 100mm on the bottom side only for banners. We require crop marks on any item requiring edge to edge printing.

BC55x 90mmDL98 x 210mm
A774 x 103mmA6103 x 148mm
A5148 x 210mmA4210 x 297mm
A3297 x 420mmA2420 x 594mm
A1594 x 840mmBanners850×2000 mm or 1000x2200mm


DL110 x 220mmC4229 x 324mmC5162 x 229mm

Artwork for printed envelopes must have an 8mm gutter to the edge of the artwork.


Do I need to include bleed with my artwork?

For borderless printing files must have a minimum of 3mm internal and external bleed. For magazines,

booklets and presentation folders, 5mm internal and external bleed is required.

How much internal bleed do you require?

We require 3mm of bleed on all documents except booklets which require 5mm internal bleed. This means all text/important graphics must be kept a minimum of 3mm or 5mm from the trim edge of your artwork.

How much external bleed do you require?

We require 3mm of external bleed on all files (magazines/booklets and presentation folders). Banners to be set up with 90mm bleed on bottom edge only.

External bleed is the area extending past the trim line, it allows for a small amount of movement that may occur when your order is being cut to size.

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