File types and PDF requirements

File types

We require your print files in PDF, TIF or JPG formats.

For some products, you will need to create your print files in a special format. Information on the file types required can be found in the data sheet for the respective product.

PDF requirements

Please create PDF files using the PDF/X-3:2002 standard.

To find out what to consider when creating print files in image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo, please see Creating files with Photoshop, etc..

Print file FAQ

Compact checklist – perfect print files

Ensure that the print output meets your expectations: this checklist contains all the points that you should consider when creating your design. Learn everything you need to know about print files, from setting up the file to exporting it for printing.

Display detailed checklist
  • File format: corresponds with data sheet specifications, with bleeds observed.
  • Colour space: CMYK selected
  • File type: PDF, TIF or JPG
  • Resolution: 300 dpi to 356 dpi
  • Fonts: embedded