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If you’re new to the process, and you don’t have a Graphic Designer doing it for you, getting your artwork ready for print can be a daunting task. To minimise any pre-press concerns, Jett Print has developed a series of downloadable templates to assist in creating a smooth process from artwork creation to the final delivery of your printed product.
Jett print are always updating our templates, but if you can’t find a template you are looking for please contact us on 0438 142 546 or email us
Please note these templates are for set up purposes only, they do not contain any design or artwork elements.
Click on the below links to download the Indesign templates, you will need CS4 or later to use these
Please read our Print Specification Sheet before you start
See this link for help in exporting your Indesign document
Please read this information for Envelope Design Instructions
Some helpful tips on setting up your file
Trim: Always include trim/crop marks (trim area is the final size of your print job).
Safe Area/Margin: All document need a safe area, we recommend 3 mm – that means you need to keep all your important information in 3mm from the trim edge.
Bleed: We require 3mm of bleed on all files. Your job is printed on a large sheet and then cut to size. Bleed is the area extending past your trim area and allows for a small amount of movement that may occur when your work is being trimmed.
Creating your file
All files are to be supplied as a PDF. If your job is single sided then you simply supply a 1 page pdf. If your job has two pages i.e.: a front and a back then we need a 2 page PDF file, the first page of your PDF will be the front page and the second the back page. If you have a job with multiple versions/kinds, then you will simply supply each version/kind individually.
Please note that files supplied as: multiple files on a single page or in a single PDF, a common back with multiple fronts or vice-versa, separate files, or EPS or JPEG files, will all have to be manually corrected by Jett Print. This may incur a nominal charge and may slow the turnaround time.
Naming your file
Clear and concise naming will ensure a smooth print process. So to begin with make your file name descriptive, but keep it short and sweet for example: Jett Print would call their business card file JETT_PRINT_BC.pdf. Please try to include only alphanumeric characters (no glyphs ie. /, *, & etc) and limit the total length to a maximum of 20 characters.
Supply in CMYK mode
You will have more control over the final appearance of your print job if you convert all of your images from RGB to CMYK before sending them to us. Jett print will automatically convert all to files to CMYK, if they are not supplied that way. Colour output cannot be guaranteed. If you require your job to be printed in Pantone colours, supply your file in the specified PMS colour/s only.
Resolution is the number of pixels within an image. The higher the resolution, the better the picture, however if you have too high a resolution it is not utilised and makes your files too large. We suggest making your artwork at 300dpi when it’s at full size.
Resolution has an inverse relationship with size – if you enlarge an image you lower its resolution and conversely, if you reduce an image you increase its resolution. How an image is originally attained will determine its resolution and what size it can be printed at in order to be clear and crisp.
The maximum ink coverage possible in our printing process is 400% – however, if we were to print a file with this amount of ink coverage, the ink would never dry!
That is why we recommend the maximum coverage is 300% for coated stocks and 260% for uncoated stocks. This means the colours that you use should contain less than a total of 300% (or 260%) when you add together cyan, magenta, yellow and black.
If you are looking for a deep, rich black, the best combination is 40% C,M & Y + 100% K
All supplied files are to be print ready PDF’s. Files provided in another format will require Jett Print to complete a manual change and may incur a nominal charge.
Outlining or embedding the fonts that you use in your files means we can print them even if we don’t have those particular fonts installed on our computers and they will look exactly the way you want them to.
Please note that gradients can sometimes print with banding, to avoid this create your gradient in Photoshop & export as an .eps file and placed into the working document (either inDesign or Illustrator). Create the gradient in PhotoShop, apply “Noise” (Filter > Noise > Add Noise), then to smooth the noise apply a Gaussian Blur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur….) and then save as an eps file.
If your job is CMYK please remember to remove unwanted spot colours or convert them to CMYK. Unless of course you require your job to be printed with this spot colour.
We hope this information has proved useful in helping you prepare your files, however, if you are still needing more information or have a specific questions, then please feel free to contact us.
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