File Formats: Marler Haley accept file formats in: Illustrator, Photoshop, Freehand and InDesign.
We do not accept: Low resolution PDF’s, Coral Draw, Word, Excel, Quark, PowerPoint and Publisher.
Images and Scans: The resolution for images and scans needs to be no less than 72dpi at the final output size.
Compression: If possible do not use compression! (eg: LZW or JPEG) If for some reason you need to, please ensure the file name includes LZW or JPEG.
Embedded Images: All images must be supplied as linked files for Illustrator and Freehand documents. Embedded images are not acceptable.
RGB to CMYK: Please ensure all images are supplied in CMYK not RGB.
Colour Matching: Pantones: If you require us to match a Pantone colour please inform us. Additional Pantones are chargeable at £25.00 per colour.
Gradients: If you have a subtle gradient differential, this may not be identified by the production RIP software. Similarly, if you are using a low percentage of a colour, eg 5% of black, the printer software might not be able to identify this as a colour and will read this as being white. The finished effect will be white and not grey.
Corporate Colours: Please include any relevant brochures/ letterheads etc. when submitting the artwork. Special match colours are chargeable at £25.00 per colour.
Fonts: Please include all fonts when sending the artwork, or create to outline.
Logos: Please supply logos as Vector files from Illustrator or Freehand. They are not resolution dependent and will therefore enlarge almost limitlessly.
Document set up: Please supply all artwork at 1/4 size.