Specification – Abacus Printing


File Type – Please save your file as one of the following:

  • High Quality PDF (fonts outlined)
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5 or lower (fonts outlined)
  • Adobe Acrobat version 8 or lower (fonts outlined)

Line Art – Line art (e.g. logos) should be depicted in vector format.

Text – Text should be depicted in vector EPS Illustrator format. All text needs to be converted to outlines or fonts need to be provided.

Bitmap Imagery – Photos, scans and other bitmap imagery should be at a resolution of 300pdi at 100% of final size, and as a CMYK or Grayscale TIFF – NOT RGB. Please supply all linked images or embed them.


Set Up – Please include at least 3mm bleed if image is edge to edge and include necessary crop marks.

Transfer Method – We ask that our clients supply their artwork using one of the following methods:

  • Email
  • Compact Disc (CD)
  • DVD Disc
  • yousendit.com (for larger files)
  • We use HighTail for transferring large art files – it’s FREE to sign up for a Lite account here.

Please note:

For specifications particular to your current order (such as dimensions and number of colours), please refer to your quote. If you are having issues understanding any of the items listed here, please call us to discuss. This will avoid time-consuming delays in processing and possible additional preparation costs.

These points when implemented will greatly improve the turnaround time and accuracy for all jobs.

If you have any further questions, please call us on 1800 066 344.