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Since 1976
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    • Artwork Guidelines

      We use Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign). This is the preferred format for your files but we can also accept Quark files. If you can not supply any of these formats then please contact us for advice.

      Scale
      The ideal scale to work to is either 10% or 100%. You can use other scales but please ensure that the sizes are in the correct proportion to the actual print size; please tell us the scale used.

      Bleed
      Please ensure that extra image is available as bleed outside the edge of the finished print.

      Rich Black
      Single colour black tends to look very weak, we suggest you make all blacks 4 colour, such as 50% each cyan/yellow/magenta and 100% black.

      DPI
      As a general guide for large format try to work to around 100dpi for raster image files (JPEGs/TIFFs etc).

      Getting your files to us
      Use our Drop Point - the simple and secure way to send your files.
      Learn more about Drop Point
      Go to Drop Point

      Alternatively you can supply any form of physical media, disks, memory sticks or send the files to us digitally. We are also happy to download from you if you have facilities, please email us with the appropriate link.
    • Large format posters
      Billboards
      Artwork should be produced at one tenth finished size. Pixel-based images should be one tenth finished size and have a minimum resolution of 500dpi
    • 48 sheet
      Panels: 1–12
      Finished size: 6096mm x 3048mm
      Artwork size: 609.6mm x 304.8mm
      Minimum pixel-based image size: 100Mb
       
    • 32 sheet
      Panels: 1–8
      Finished size: 4064mm x 3048mm
      Artwork size: 406.4mm x 304.8mm
      Minimum pixel-based image size: 70Mb
    • 16 sheet
      Panels: 1–4
      Finished size: 2032mm x 3048mm
      Artwork size: 203.2mm x 304.8mm
      Minimum pixel-based image size: 35Mb
    • 4 sheet
      Panels: 1
      Finished size: 1016mm x 1524mm
      for 4 sheet artwork guidelines see separate panel below.
    • 6 sheet superlite
      Size: 1200mm x 1800mm
      Safe copy area: 1149 x 1746mm

      Artwork guidelines:
      Artwork should be produced at one quarter finished size (300 x 450mm)
      Pixel-based images should be one quarter finished size and have a minimum resolution of 300dpi (75Mb minimum)
    • City force poster
      Size: 1185mm x 1750mm
      Safe copy area: 1130mm x 1702mm

      Artwork guidelines:
      Artwork should be produced at one quarter finished size (296.25 x 437.5mm)
      Pixel-based images should be one quarter finished size and have a minimum resolution of 300dpi (70Mb minimum)
    • 4 sheet / double quad
      Size: 1016mm x 1524mm
      Safe copy area: 990mm x 1498mm

      Artwork guidelines:
      Artwork should be produced at one quarter finished size (254 x 381mm)
      Pixel-based images should be one quarter finished size and have a minimum resolution of 300dpi (50Mb minimum)
    • Quad Crown
      Size: 762mm x 1016mm
      Safe copy area: 737mm x 990mm

      Artwork guidelines:
      Artwork should be produced at one quarter finished size (190.5 x 254mm)
      Pixel-based images should be one quarter finished size and have a minimum resolution of 400dpi (50Mb minimum)
    • Double Royal
      Size: 635mm x 1016mm
      Safe copy area: 610mm x 990mm

      Artwork guidelines:
      Artwork should be produced at one quarter finished size (158.75 x 254mm)
      Pixel-based images should be one quarter finished size and have a minimum resolution of 400dpi (50Mb minimum)
    • Double Crown
      Size: 508mm x 762mm
      Safe copy area: 483mm x 737mm

      Artwork guidelines:
      Artwork should be produced at one half finished size (254 x 381mm)
      Pixel-based images should be one half finished size and have a minimum resolution of 300dpi (10Mb minimum)
    • Bus Sides
      Superside
      6108mm x 658mm
    • T-side centre stem
      7274mm x 658 a = 1801 b= 1166 c = 3054
    • T-side off-centre stem
      7274mm x 658 a = 1801 b= 1166 c = 1527
    • T-side forward stem
      7274mm x 658 a = 1801 b= 1166 c = 764
    • T-side sliding stem (national)
      7274mm x 658 a = 1143 b= 1166
    • Skyliner
      7010mm x 254mm
    • Streetliner
      (13ft and 10ft) 13ft = 3963 x 508mm 10ft = 3048 x 508mm
    • Single deck
      (8ft and 7ft) 8ft = 2438 x 508mm 7ft = 2134 x 508mm
    • Super rear
      1524mm x 508mm
    • Standard rear
      1217mm x 455mm
    • Headliner
      660mm x 203mm
    • Bulkhead
      380mm x 457mm
    • International Paper Sizes
      SRA Series
      SRA0 900 x 1280 mm
      SRA1 640 x 900 mm
      SRA2 450 x 640 mm
      SRA3 320 x 450 mm
    • A Series
      AO 841 x 1189 mm
      A1 594 x 841 mm
      A2 420 x 594 mm
      A3 297 x 420 mm
      A4 210 x 297 mm
      A5 148.5 x 210 mm
      A6 105 x 148 mm
      A7 74 x 105 mm
    • B Series
      B0 1000 x 1414 mm
      B1 707 x 1000 mm
      B2 500 x 707 mm
      B3 353 x 500 mm
      B4 250 x 353 mm
      B5 176 x 250 mm
    • Drop Point
      Send your files simply and securely.

      Step 1
      Please read our artwork guidelines.

      Step 2
      Go to Drop Point by clicking on the huge icon on the left of this page and simply drag your files in place.
      It is helpful to provide any job reference/message to accompany your file.

      Step 3
      We’ll send you an email confirmation, and we can take it from there.

      Go to Drop Point