To save the files, right click on the Windows or Mac icon and select "Save Target As...". This will let you save the CD, DVD or vinyl template on to your local machine. You can also click the icons with the left mouse button and this will open the template in your browser, and then you can save from your browser directly.
As long as your designs match our template layouts then there should be no problem with the printing. Do make sure you follow the guides and leave sufficient bleed lines (about 3mm).
If the template you are after is not listed on the right hand side, then drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to send you the template you are after.
Read our step-by-step guidelines on preparing your artwork for printing, here.
If you are preparing your artwork using Illustrator, you can directly open the PDF template from within Adobe Illustrator.
Use the templates to lay your artwork onto.
When saving your files, make sure the files are saved at the highest PDF quality available, ensuring the resolution is 300dpi, colours are in CMYK format and that all font sets are embedded or converted to curves or outlines.
If you are preparing the artwork using Photoshop, you will need to import the PDF template into photoshop and ensure the conversion settings are at 300dpi resolution and that the colour scheme is CMYK.
Again use this layer as a guide to place your design onto. When saving the files use PDF settings and try and ensure the text remains embedded or as vector format.You can check this by opening the saved PDF file in Acrobat reader, then zooming in on the text and it should remain absolutely sharp. Again the PDF file settings should be as above.
Alternatively, If you know your artwork is at the right size for the template, and placement, you may remove all the guides entirely and save your file as a hi-resolution JPEG file, again at 300dpi, CMYK format. JPEG save settings should be at the highest quality level.
Please note that JPEGS will never produce the same text clarity as embedded PDF fonts or text converted to vector outlines.
For further help or guidance regarding artwork you can email us or call us on 0845-045-4550 for an instant solution.
For a tutorial on how to correctly set-up your artwork click here.