Artwork Guides

One of the key factors to great print is having print ready artwork. Here are some guides for you on the basics, resolution, bleed, colour format, sizes and file types. We also offer a free artwork check, so if you’re unsure please get in touch, an expert is waiting to help.

Preferred Artwork

Format – PDF, TIFF, EPS or JPEG
Colour – CMYK
Bleed – 3mm
Resolution – 300dpi
Fonts – embedded/curves

No printer marks or colour bars

Preparing Artwork

We understand that supplying artwork for a commercial printers can be a bit of a minefield (there’s way too much jargon and technical terminology!) so here at Toucan Print we try to keep things as simple as possible.

If you need any help to create your artwork, we offer guides, and a free artwork check. For anything else, give us a call, we’re always happy to help!

Sending Artwork

When you’ve placed an order simply send your artwork though to us via our website on the product page or by email (if your file is too large try a service such as Once we’ve received your artwork we’ll do a comprehensive check over it, fix any potential problems and email through a print ready PDF for you to sign off before printing starts.

Free Artwork Check

If you’re not sure about how your artwork will print, we offer a FREE artwork service to check the Resolution, Bleed, Size, Legibility (thin text) and Alignment of your work. All you have to do is email with your artwork and let us know what size you want to print.

Resolution Guide

Bleed Guide

Colour Guide

Paper Size

File Types

Spot UV Guide