Artwork

We have designed our site so that you can easily upload your completed artwork in order to process your order and have included a selection of frequently asked questions which should address most of the queries you may have.

If however you prefer to email us or you have a query we haven’t addressed, please contact print@cleardesigns.ie attaching your artwork if applicable.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of colour conversion, files supplied in RGB / Microsoft Programmes cannot be guaranteed of an exact colour match. This is beyond the control of all printers but we will endeavour to ensure the nearest possible match.

PDF Files
Our recommended option is PDF which is also the most simple and efficient method.

  • 300dpi resolution
  • Optimum quality requires that images are all high resolution.
  • CMYK workspace
Adobe Photoshop
  • 300dpi resolution
  • 3mm bleed added to the final “canvas” size e.g. A4 finished size is 297x210mm but photoshop “canvas” size is 303x216mm.
  • CMYK workspace
  • Save as a photoshop PDF and select the “High Quality Print” preset for the PDF.
Adobe Illustrator
  • High Quality 300ppi for Raster Effects
  • 3mm bleed
  • CMYK
  • Save as a photoshop PDF and select the “High Quality Print” preset for the PDF.
  • Convert all fonts to curves/outlines if supplying eps file. Images Embedded
  • Supply either EPS (above point required) or Adobe PDF. When saving as PDF ensure you select “High Quality Print” preset and also in marks and bleeds select “Use Document Bleed Settings”
Adobe InDesign
  • 3mm bleed
  • CMYK
  • Convert all fonts to curves/outlines when supplying InDesign File
  • Convert all fonts to curves/outlines if supplying eps file. Images Embedded
  • Supply either InDesign File (with fonts converted) or Adobe PDF. When saving as PDF ensure you select “High Quality Print” preset and also in marks and bleeds select “Use Document Bleed Settings” so that bleed gets included in saved PDF
Microsoft Office Files
Clear Designs can accept Office files however we accept no responsibility in any alterations that may occur during the conversion. If Clear Designs do the conversion then we will supply a PDF proof for you to ensure nothing has moved or got deleted in the conversion.If you wish to convert to PDF before supplying your artwork you can either download a PDF FREE printer here at www.pdf995.com or by a web service here: convert.neevia.comClear Designs cannot guarantee colours from any Microsoft application as the applications on offer are not professional graphic design applications and the resulting ink values will not always correspond with what you view on-screen. We do however endeavour to ensure that the best possible is made.