Common Artwork Issues

Common Artwork Issues

Common Artwork Issues

Below is a list of the common artwork issues. To avoid unnecessary delay in production of your job, please ensure your artwork is void of these common issues before uploading your file to us.

Problem DescriptionsSolution
Missing fontUngroup all objects/text and Curve/Create Outline/Path all fonts.
Artwork contrains line weight less than 0.25ptsSet line weight above 0.25pts
Colour tints (toning) contain less than 10%Ensure all colour tints are set to 10% and above.
Artwork contains: (C=100 M=100 Y=100 K=100)Set colour to SUPER BLACK (C=60 M=40 Y=40 K=100)
Artwork contains Pantone/RGB colour modeEnsure all images/colour mode in CMYK.
Wrong Spot Colour SeperationRefer: How To Prepare Spot Colour Artwork.
Pre-Inked Stamp: Artwork contains tintsEnsure your artwork does not contain tints.
Artwork contains low resolution imageEnsure all images are set to or above 300dpi.
Background design not expanded to Full BleedExpand background design to Full Bleed.
Elements exceeding Safe ZoneKeep vital elements within Safe Zone.
Wrong artwork sizePlease use our Product Size Template.
Artwork contains guidelines/text description/cropmarksRemove all guidelines/text description/cropmarks.
Artwork contains overprint settingEnsure your artwork does not contain overprint setting.
CMYK over 240%Reduce CMYK total ink coverage below 240%
Booklet contain cross pageRefer: How to prepare cross page artwork
White BaseRefer: How to prepare White-based artwork