South Coast Graphics

Artwork Specifications


Print-ready files

  • Print-ready artwork should be supplied as a PDF file
  • File should have bleed and crop marks
  • Any graphics should be high resolution
  • Fonts should be embedded/outlined
  • Colour should be CMYK or spot colours if necessary
  • Contact us for detailed specifications on templates



  • Artwork files for covers should be supplied separately from files for text pages
  • In the PDF file for the text pages, each page should be single (no spreads or imposing). We will impose your job according to our printing specifications.
  • Please identify the files meaningfully (for example: "Newsletter, text pages, A4")


Rollup banners

  • The file size is 850 x 2050mm, no bleed required
  • File should be a PDF with fonts embedded/outlined
  • Any graphics should be high resolution
  • Colour should be CMYK
  • The top 15mm will be hidden behind the top edge of the frame
  • The bottom 50mm will be hidden inside the base of the frame
  • Therefore, no important content should be placed within 50mm from the top edge, or within 100mm from the bottom edge
  • See diagram for further explanation


Identifying your job

Identify your job against a known quote number, job number or print requisition number, so we can match your files to our job management system.

Ways we can accept artwork

  • Share-file
  • USB
  • CD
  • Email
  • Or contact us for assistance with transferring large files over the internet



  • If you supply print-ready files and would like a proof, please ensure you request it when placing your order and we will be happy to supply one
  • If proofing a job, please note that we require written approval to proceed with your job, i.e. an email or signed proof sheet
  • Our average turnaround time for print jobs is five working days from the time that you approve a proof, depending on the size of the job and the processes it requires. If you require a proof, please be mindful that this will add extra time to your overall turnaround timeframe
  • Please check your proof thoroughly. We prepare proofs with utmost care, but we cannot accept responsibility if you detect any artwork errors after you approve the proof. You will be charged for any changes or alterations required after this time

For technical advice, contact us.

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