Please read the following carefully to ensure your artwork is effectively reproduced into high quality labels, economically and without delays.
- All artwork must be supplied in electronic format using the following software:
- Adobe Illustrator CS3/CS4/CS5 (or earlier versions)
- Adobe Indesign
- Please do not supply PDF's as final artwork without contacting us.
- Files should include all linked images and fonts, .eps files and their original documents.
- Artwork supplied must be the same size as the finished label and include label dimensions, trim marks or cutter shape and allow 2mm for any bleed.
- Include clear visuals for colour separations with all other components marked.
- Provide PMS colour number, swatch or label sample.
- Scans of bitmap linework for crests, logos and illustrations should be at a minimum of 1200dpi at 100%.
- Greyscale, duotones and colour scans must be at high resolution of 300dpi at 100%.
- Studio Labels print at a screen ruling up to 175 line screen.
- Colour palettes should include ONLY colour swatches used in file.
- Irregular shapes with sharp points should be discussed for printability at concept stage.
- Front and back labels require separate artwork files.
- Flash Drives - MacIntosh or PC formatted.
- Email - 10MB maximum attachment.
- A colour laser proof is to be supplied with the artwork file.
Upon request, post production final artwork including pre-press modifications can be forwarded to you for your records.
- Ensure all legal requirements have been taken into account. This includes:
- Type sizes
- Wine contents
- Positioning of type
- Alcohol statement treatment
- Barcodes require correct light margins on both left and right sides and should be no smaller than 80% and not truncated. Ensure the barcode colour and the background allows sufficient contrast for successful barcode scanning. Red is not suitable for barcodes.
- We suggest the designer contact us to discuss any queries regarding wine labelling regulations at the early stage of design, to avoid production delays.