Tips & Help

Common Paper Sizes

Width x Height (mm) Width x Height (in)
A0 841 x 1189 mm 33.1 x 46.8 in
A1 594 x 841 mm 23.4 x 33.1 in
A2 420 x 594 mm 16.5 x 23.4 in
A3 297 x 420 mm 11.7 x 16.5 in
A4 210 x 297 mm 8.3 x 11.7 in
A5 148 x 210 mm 5.8 x 8.3 in
A6 105 x 148 mm 4.1 x 5.8 in

Page Orientation

Portrait Diagram
Landscape Diagram

Supplying Artwork

We can work with most popular packages but prefer to use print ready PDF files. Most packages allow you to save your work as press ready pdf's. If you are working with a program where this is not an option please consider converting your artwork to a pdf using a FREE online service such as

We can also accept files such as JPEG, TIFF, EPS, PNG and GIF. If supplying photography please ensure your images are high resolution.

For formats such as EPS or vector graphics please make sure any fonts are outlined.

Microsoft Office

Where possible we prefer not to work with Microsoft Word and Publisher files due to the many different versions which can cause files to look different and even change the document format. Most modern versions of Word or Publisher will allow you to save your document as a pdf, if this is not possible then please consider using an online file converter such as the one listed above.


Where possible your artwork should be supplied with bleed and crop marks when printing to the edge of the page is required. Bleed refers to printing which goes beyond the edge of where the sheet will be trimmed. The industry standard for bleed is 3mm but anywhere from 3mm to 5mm is acceptable.

If your document has graphics that extend to the edge of the page then bleed is required. This is becuase presses cannot print right to the edge of a sheet of paper therefore leaving a white border on all edges.

Documents with bleed would be printed on larger sheets of paper sometimes with multiple copies on one sheet and then guillotined to the final size. See our illustration for an example of bleed. The dark blue border represents the finished cut size.