IPG Marketing Solutions – Press Ready Artwork Specifications

Please note IPG Marketing Solutions require all artwork files that are supplied to us for print to be “Press Ready”.  Any job submitted non-compliant to this standard may be subject for re-quotation.


All artwork supplied to IPG Marketing Solutions will be checked by one of our experienced Graphic Pre-Press operators. If we come across any issues within your artwork, we will contact you to let you know the specific details of the issue. You will then need to get your graphic designer to fix the issue and resupply new artwork. Alternatively, should the working files be available, we can have any issues amended by one of our artwork team members at an additional cost.

IPG Marketing Solutions will accept files from the following applications:

File Formats

If print ready files are being supplied, a high resolution PDF with crop marks and bleed will be required. IPG Marketing Solutions use Adobe Creative Cloud, if you are supplying your working files for us to use, please package all images and fonts used and compress in a single .zip file.

Send all files to IPG Marketing Solutions via email, or if larger than 10mb please send via Hightail.

File Formats: PDF, TIFF, JPG, EPS files.

PC or Mac files  

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

We recommend all artwork to be supplied as PDF.


Please embed all fonts in your print ready PDF’s. If you are supplying working files for IPG Marketing Solutions to modify, please ensure all fonts are packaged with the job when being sent to us.


All artwork should be created and supplied at the correct size.IPG Marketing Solutions use the following standard paper sizes:

  • A0 – 841 x 1189mm
  • A1 – 594 x 841mm
  • A2 – 420 x 594mm
  • A3 – 297 x 420mm
  • A4 – 210 x 297mm
  • A5 – 148 x 210mm
  • A6 – 105 x 148mm
  • A7 – 74 x 105mm
  • Business Card – 90 x 55mm
  • DL – 210 x 99mm

Image Resolution

All images are to be a minimum of 300dpi at reproduction size. Any images with a resolution below 300dpi may print pixelated (blocky/unclear).

Bleed & Safe Areas

All artwork must be supplied with at least 3mm bleed on each side. This will ensure that the colour from your artwork will go right to the edge of the page once guillotined. It is also recommended that you keep all critical information within 3mm of the edge of your artwork (inside the safe area).


All elements in your supplied artwork are to be CMYK. If files are created using the RGB colour format, you will see a colour shift in your final print. If you are unable to make your file CMYK, our art department will amend the file for you, and resend a new proof for your approval.

The colour you see on screen is only an RGB representation of a CMYK colour (yes, this can be confusing!), and will also result in a different colour being printed to what you see on screen.

Please source a CMYK printing chart to help avoid this issue. It is also important to remember that while we do all we can to eliminate colour variances, all digital and offset presses will interpret colours differently, along with different stocks, toners & inks.

Artwork Checklist:

  • 3mm Bleed and crop marks required.
  • All images in the art are 300dpi 
  • 100% Scale
  • 1-up on a single page
  • Embed all fonts
  • Colours in CMYK or Pantones (PMS)
  • If mailing your material please include a  proof copy of your file (reminder: include all fonts, scans and linked items)
  • Check all things twice

IPG Marketing Solutions In house design team

We can take care of all your design requirements. We have an experienced team of designers and pre-press artists that can help create your artwork.