File Editing

Our prices include a basic "Pre-Flight Check" for your supplied artwork and design files. We will advise you if any issues which were flagged in the "Pre-Flight Check" so you may rectify those issues and re-submit your artwork at no extra charge. The customer alone will bear the risk of any errors in the printed products owing to incorrect data supplied.

If you do require Money Saving Print to amend any issues raised by our "Pre-Flight Check".
Minimum charge of £12.00 + vat for basic amends e.g. RGB to CMYK, Word or Re-Positioning Changes.

File Formats Accepted

Press ready PDF • CMYK with fonts embedded, crop marks and 3mm bleed.

Quark Express • CMYK supply fonts and images, crop marks and 3mm bleed.

Illustrator • CMYK fonts converted to outlines, crop marks and 3mm bleed.

Photoshop • CMYK layers flattened, at least 300 dpi, JPEG or Tiff, crop marks and 3mm bleed.

In design • CMYK fonts converted to outlines, crop marks and 3mm bleed.

Different Formats

If you cannot submit artwork created by using the programs above. We will be able to use such files as Microsoft Word, but may have to edit them for the printing process. Please email your files or call us on 01892 664387 to discuss your options.

Supplying design files

When supplying design files e.g. Quark Express, please ensure all elements, document, images and fonts are supplied in one folder and please compress using .sit or .zip Files before sending.

Supplying PDF artwork

Artwork to be supplied as high-resolution PDF format
PDFs are the industry standard file format for transmitting files for lithographic printing, but it is important to prepare your PDF file in the correct way.

Correct preparation of PDF files
When creating a PDF in Acrobat Distiller, there are job options which must be set for commercial printing. These include default resolution, compression settings and font embedding. Please ensure you choose high resolution. Compression settings for colour and greyscale should be down sampled to 300dpi with "auto compression" set on high. Bitmapped (monochrome: i.e. line art) images should be set at 600dpi. Font embedding should be set to "embed all fonts."

Make sure there is 3mm bleed around each side of the document, i.e. save the PDF with 6mm added to each measurement (i.e. for A4 usually 210mm x 297mm, save as 216mm x 303mm) and Crop marks may be included. If it is not saved in this format, we will not be able to use it as artwork and if there are any changes to the order, you may have to amend and re-supply the artwork.

CMYK not RGB (Important)
Please ensure that all embedded images are CMYK files please. RGB images may look good on your screen but final output to print is always in CMYK. One should be aware that files converted from RGB to CMYK may alter the colour composition significantly.

Microsoft Office files

If you are creating a PDF from a Microsoft Publisher or Word file, care must be taken to ensure spot colours are created correctly in your original documents. Do not set to RGB colours.

Supplying EPS or JPG Files

Any other file formats not listed above must be saved as an eps or jpeg. If there are any changes to the job, you may have to amend and re-submit the artwork as we will be unable to change it. Ensure file has bleed and crop marks and please confirm the final size of the artwork and supply a hard copy for reference.

Bleed and crop marks

All artwork must have 3mm bleed if you require the image to bleed off the edge of the paper. Crop marks should be included if artwork does not fill a whole page area (i.e. no bleed). They should be 5mm long, 3mm outside of the page area and coloured in the colour registration to ensure they appear on each colour separation. Please ensure that artwork is supplied at the correct finished size required. If this is not possible, please inform us to allow time for amending the artwork.


Please include all fonts you have used in the file. Whilst we have an extensive font collection, there is no guarantee the version you have used matches ours. This can create problems with line lengths and spacing of the type. Money Saving Print assumes all fonts supplied are licensed and takes no responsibility for embedded fonts.

Lineart and images

Scanned Black and White, Colour and Greyscale images should be converte or saved at 300dpi at the final size in the document file submitted for output. Images should be submitted as TIFFs, JPEGs or EPS files. Lineart (bitmapped) artwork must be supplied at 600-1200dpi at the final size in the document file submitted for output.

Further assistance

If you require any assistance with sending your artwork please contact us on 01892 664387 or email us on