Fine Print (Stockport) Ltd

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We want to print your work to the very highest standard.

We have some of the most state-of-the-art equipment in the business, and if you decide to provide your own artwork you can help us achieve the best possible results by following a few simple guidelines.

If you have any queries, or need any help during the origination of your artwork, please feel free to contact us.

For your artwork to be produced accurately, please ensure that you follow the requirements below.

For more detailed instructions, please see our artwork setup guide.​

All artwork must be supplied:

  • 3mm bleed
  • crop marks
  • each artwork/design as a separate file or page
  • At the correct width-to-height ratio
  • In CMYK colour mode
  • all images embedded
  • all fonts embedded or converted to outlines/curves/shapes

Recommended file formats:

  • PDF
  • INDD (Adobe InDesign, CS6 and below)
  • QXP (QuarkXpress, 8.5 and below)
  • EPS (Encapsulated PostScript, CS6 and below)
  • AI (Adobe Illustrator, CS6 and below)
  • PSD (Adobe Photoshop, flattened)
  • TIFF (recommended flattened)
  • JPG/JPEG (recommended high-resolution)

Once your artwork is ready to upload, please use our upload service, Hightail.

We will do our utmost to rectify your artwork if supplied:

  • Without a minimum of 1mm bleed
  • With multiple artworks/designs on one page
  • At an incorrect width-to-height ratio
  • In RGB colour mode
  • With missing links or images which are not embedded
  • Without fonts embedded or converted to outlines/curves/shapes
  • Protected by a password

Please note we cannot be held responsible for issues contained in the supplied artwork itself such as spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, RGB colour mode, overprint, resolution, missing fonts and missing images. To avoid these issues, please ensure your artwork adheres to our requirements.

Artwork not supplied to our requirements may render an unsatisfactory result or delay your order. If you are unsure about the artwork you have, please check with us beforehand to ensure there are no complications with your order.

If artwork cannot be used to produce what has been ordered, we will advise you of this and request how you would like to proceed.

With subjective issues of quality such as image resolution, we will sometimes advise you if the quality is extremely low, though again, we cannot be held responsible if the artwork is supplied in such a manner and isn’t suitable for your needs.

Artwork created in non-Adobe applications (such as CorelDRAW, SignLab and AutoCAD) can cause output issues. If you are using a non-Adobe application, please ensure to follow all of our artwork requirements and use a modern PDF generator.

We advise that you create a high resolution, print ready PDF where possible.

Still need help?

Chat with us Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm (GMT) *excluding bank holidays

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+44 (0)161 484 2244 Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm (GMT) *excluding bank holidays

Committed to sustainability

We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment. From innovative packaging and sourcing carbon-neutral and eco-friendly papers to minimising and recycling our waste, we’re dedicated to doing good for our planet.

We can offer clients options to print on part or 100% recycled papers, both coated and uncoated.

Since upgrading our equipment, going from computer to plate has reduced our chemical usage by over 95%

Through recycling, we minimise the impact we have on the environment. Waste paper is collected and recycled.

We can offer clients printing with vegetable based inks. These inks use vegetable oil instead of mineral oil. In contrast, vegetable oils are derived from renewable resources and also benefit the environment due to greater ease of removal from waste paper during de-inking for recycling.

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0161 484 2244

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