Tips for Supplying Digital File

Image Quality

The ideal quality to supply images at is 300 dpi (dots per inch). Images greater than 300 dpi take a lot longer for the machines to process, without gaining any improvement. Some images may be too large in file size to supply at 300dpi. If this is the case, you can either reduce your images to no less than 150 dpi.

Are you supplying an Adobe file?

Layers - If working in layers, please flatten all layers before converting to PDF. This will also keep your file size down. Fonts and Text - If working in Indesign or Illustrator, please convert all font to outlines before supplying a PDF file. If you are supplying your artwork in InDesign, please ensure that the file is supported with all fonts and linked graphics. If your file has bleed please ensure that your text is at least 3mm INSIDE the crop marks, to ensure that it doesn’t get cut off.


We accept files in either RGB or CMYK colours. If you require a specific colour match please specify a pantone reference number.

Booklet Making

When suppling a file for Booklet Making please supply each page as a single page within a multipage PDF. Our machines will do the rest for you. Please remember to number the pages for your booklets (if numbering is required in your design).

File Size

If you are emailing files directly to Noble Ink please ensure they are no bigger than 10MB. If your file is larger than 10MB please use the free file up load link within the Contact page.

Creating Bleed

What is full edge bleed?
Bleed is the term for printing that goes right to the edge of the paper. Printed pieces that have a white border or white around the edges DO NOT have bleed. If you have images or backgrounds that you want to print (bleed) off the edges then you must design your job larger than the final cut size. How to create bleed?
We recommend that you make your document 3-5mm larger than the final cut size on all four sides. Make your document size equal to the bleed size. For example, a business card (90mm x 55mm) with a 3mm bleed will need to be 96mm x 61mm. It may be helpful to place guides or crop marks 3mm in from these edges as this is where the document/card will be trimmed. Anything you want to bleed off the edge of the card must extend past your guides out to the bleed edge. Note: Keep any important items (such as text) 3mm away from the cut edge to minimise the chance of trimming off by mistake as there is always some movement during the print process.

Crop Marks

Crop marks indicate bleed and show where the print is to be trimmed to size. Crop marks are placed in such a way that they cannot be seen once the print work is trimmed.

Paper Sizes

A0 840 × 1188 mm
A1 594 × 840 mm
A2 420 × 594 mm
SRA3 320 × 450 mm
A3 297 × 420 mm
A4 210 × 297 mm
A5 148.5 × 210 mm
A6 105 × 148.5 mm
DL 99 x 210 mm
Business Card 55 x 90 mm

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