Artwork Guide

Designing your own labels
Please read this guide to get the best results

We accept various file formats that can be created by various programs. If you wish to design your own artwork on your own computer, please ensure the program you are using can export/save your artwork in any of the following file formats: EPS, PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG

Most of our home users use Adobe Photoshop to design their labels, whilst most graphic design agencies that send us artwork use Adobe Illustrator. If you want the best quality labels, we would suggest either of these programs. Vector artwork created in Adobe Illustrator or other vector application will always produce the highest quality print and is what we would recommend.

No matter what program you are using to design your sticky labels, you will need to address the following issues: Resolution, Colour and Size. For best results, artwork should be created actual size, with a resolution between 350dpi and 600dpi. Always try and design your labels using the CMYK colour mode rather than RGB colour mode. This will ensure colours that we print will look closest to the colours on screen.

If you are using Pantone colours within your artwork and colour matching is very important for you, you will need to advise us of this when you place your order. If you require us to match a pre-printed sample, please send it to us before you place your order. We will then do our very best to match your Pantone colours. We print all our labels using a CMYK Euroscale Standard and our printers are calibrated regularly for consistency. IF YOU DO NOT WARN US THAT YOUR LABELS REQUIRE COLOUR MATCHING AT THE TIME OF YOUR ORDER, WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR COLOUR ISSUES RELATING TO PANTONE COLOUR MATCHING. The Pantone colour matching system is for professional use only and is not advised to clients that are not familiar with the system. Please note: There are some Pantone Spot colours which are unachievable to match in CMYK.

If your artwork bleeds off the edge of the label, please ensure you add bleed to your artwork. We require a minimum of 2mm bleed. So for example, if you're ordering 40mm x 20mm labels and the artwork bleeds off the edge, ensure you set your artwork up to the size of 44mm x 24mm.

Once you send us your artwork, we'll send you a PDF proof to the email address that you registered with us. We will not print your labels until we receive written authorisation from you to do so.

Using HandyDesign to design your labels
Our dedicated online label and sticker designer

We have invested in the creation of an Online Designer to help you create high quality artwork for your labels. We have called this HandyDesign. Please feel free to have a go at designing your own labels using the designer, it's completely free to do so.

Just simply choose your label template from the list and click on the Design Now button, it's that easy! The designer will sort out everything for you in regards to resolution, size and colour. Within the designer you can view video tutorials and read up on the designer.

Click Here to visit HandyDesign.

Let us design your labels for you
Great designs at cost effective prices

With over 30 years combined industry experience within the design industry, our designers are as good as they get. If you require a high quality artwork for your labels, look no further.

Over the last few years, we have designed quality labels for thousands of clients. Our fully equipped design studio enables us to do this swiftly to ensure a quick turnaround on your labels.

Our design rates are 30+vat per hour. If you would like to discuss your project with us, please call on 01275 460 517

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