A bleed of 2 mm needs to be added all sides of the original required size, resulting in 4 mm extra in width and 4 mm extra in height. Example A5 is 148 mm x 210 mm so finished size of your proof should be 152 mm x 214 mm. Some items require a different bleed size.
The bleed is the part of your printing that is cut off after print this is what gives you edge to edge printing. All important text and imagery needs to be kept at least 8 mm from edge this includes the 2 mm bleed.
Colour Mode When you export your design into pdf it needs to be exported in CMYK colour palette, it is always better to create your design using the CMYK colour palette to begin with, if it is exported in RGB it will cause differences in colours when printed as printing is done in CMYK.
The quality of your finished product will be reflected by the quality of the images used in your artwork.
Images need to be of a good quality at least 300dpi.
Logos sent also need to be in CMYK colour mode as the conversion from RGB to CMYK will cause variations of colour once converted. For best results logos should be sent as PDF.
File types we accept high resolution PDF
Fonts need to be embedded or converted into curves depending on the font usage and size of font, the reason for this is simple. Say for example your art work is created with font A and it is not embedded into the pdf, it then goes to the printers who may not have font A so it will either be substituted for another font or not printed at all.
Embedding your fonts or converting them into curves where applicable takes away this risk.
Please if you are unsure of anything just ask.