Guide to artwork and illustrations

When preparing artwork, please remember that our reproduction will only be as good as the image you supply. To ensure best results, please observe the following guidelines, listed by product.

Boxed sets and Customised Gift Aid envelopes

Colour printed Gift Aid envelopes

Design your own


Boxed sets and Customised Gift Aid envelopes

Simple line work produces the best results, as the examples above. This origination can be supplied electronically or as hard copy.

Electronic origination

Electronic files can be uploaded on this website when ordering or emailed to us at studio@envelopesystems.co.uk. Your file should be supplied to the specification below.

  • suitable file types: JPEG, TIFF, EPS, PDF
  • optimum resolution: 300 dpi
  • optimum size: same size as image to be printed.

Resizing does not always produce the results you expect.

Hard copy origination

Please provide your hard copy image in the order of preference below.

  • the original artwork
  • a crisp, clear copy, preferably printed professionally
  • a crisp, clear copy printed by laser

Avoid

  • photographs and complex illustrations with tints or coloured areas. Consider premium customised for this.
  • images embedded within other software such as Microsoft Word.
  • PNG files. These are very low resolution, designed for web use only.

Note: for customised Gift Aid envelopes, origination should be designed for the heading area only. The declaration is standard on this style and cannot be altered.


Colour printed Gift Aid envelopes

Colour printed Gift Aid envelopes come in two sizes, 140mm x 83mm, or 170mm x 83mm (see print area guides below). They include the facility to use colour artwork, including full colour, as well as complex and fine images. Customisation is to the heading area only.

Artwork file specification

Electronic files can be uploaded on this website when ordering or emailed to us at studio@envelopesystems.co.uk. Your file should be supplied to the specification below.

  • Resolution: 600dpi
  • Colour system: CMYK
  • Suitable file types: JPEG, TIFF, EPS, PDF
  • Optimum size: same size as image to be printed

Resizing does not always produce the results you expect.

Customers considering substantial text or imagery on a colour printed envelope may like to consult our downloadable guide to image areas.


Design your own

All things are possible with bespoke artwork, where you can start with a blank canvas and produce imagery and text to your exact requirements.

Envelope size

For bespoke work, we can print onto any size of envelope up to C4.

Your artwork should be supplied at the correct size for the envelope it is to be printed onto. For your convenience we have provided print area guides below for our two most popular sizes which are

  • 140mm x 83mm
  • 152mm x 89mm
  • 170mm x 83mm

Examples of bespoke work and further information on the options available appear on our ‘design your own’ products page here.

Artwork file specification

Electronic files should be emailed to us at studio@envelopesystems.co.uk. Your file should be supplied to the specification below.

  • print ready PDF
  • all images and fonts to be embedded
  • resolution: 600dpi
  • colour system: CMYK
  • optimum size: same size as image to be printed, without crop marks.

Resizing does not always produce the results you expect.

Customers considering bespoke envelopes are advised to consult our downloadable guides to image areas.

 

 

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