Artwork


Supplying exclusively to professionals in the design and print trade, we realise the importance of having great quality print, which is why we’ve created a handful of resources to help get your artwork print-ready. From useful guides and set-ups to a free file check service, we want to ensure that preparing for print is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Artwork Set-Ups


While it’s true that we can print from a wide range of file types, we recommend you use the following specs for the best possible result:

Small Format Set-Up requirements

  • Format: JPEG or PDF
  • Colour: Four Colour Process (CMYK)
  • Bleed: 3mm
  • Safe Zone: 3mm
  • Resolution: 300dpi
  • Fonts: Outlined or Embedded

Wide Format Set-Up Requirements

  • Format: JPEG or PDF
  • Colour: Four Colour Process (CMYK)
  • Bleed: 3mm
  • Safe Zone: 3mm
  • Resolution: 150dpi
  • Fonts: Outlined or Embedded

PVC Banner Set-Up Requirements

  • Format: JPEG or PDF
  • Colour: Four Colour Process (CMYK)
  • Bleed: 10mm
  • Safe Zone: 36mm (Accounting for Hemming & Eyelets)
  • Resolution: 75-150dpi
  • Fonts: Outlined or Embedded

Artwork Guides


If you need some help with setting up your artwork for print, take a look through our handy artwork guides.

If you’re still having any problems, please don’t hesitated to get in touch. Just give us a call on 0114 294 5026 or email the proof team.

10 Second Proofing


Once you’ve placed your order, you can proof it before it’s sent to print. All you need to do is upload your artwork into your account area. From there, 3 proofs will be produced (one per side of artwork). Simply select which proof you’d like to print, tick the box to confirm you’re happy and click ‘Send to Print’ to complete. Easy!
Please Note: Artwork submitted via email before 1pm is guaranteed to be proofed before 4pm. Artwork submitted after 1pm may be proofed after the cut off, which can delay your order. If you’d like to take advantage of our free file check service, email your artwork to check@route1print.co.uk. Our studio team will review your file and let you know of any potential issues before it goes to print.