When you need expert help to produce print-ready artwork, Gladstone Media is here for you

We want to help you achieve the best quality print possible and, in order to do that, we need to work from industry standard, compatible print-ready artwork in PDF format.  With that in mind, we have listed our artwork guidelines below, together with some common templates that may help you when putting your artwork together but, if you need any help, we’re here for you.

If you require a full artwork service, our award-winning graphic designer can take your existing design in any format – Word, PowerPoint, even a sketch on a piece of paper! – and transform it into professional, compatible, print-ready artwork ready for us to use.  Or, if you simply require amendments to an existing print-ready PDF, we can help with that too.

Whatever level of service you need, working together from the outset to create compatible print-ready artwork always delivers the best results in production.

When supplying your artwork, please follow these guidelines:

File Format
Files should be supplied as single page PDF’s all in one document (no spreads).

Bleed/Crop Marks
Please ensure your finished artwork has a 3mm bleed all around.  Crop marks should also be included.

The resolution needs to be a minimum of 300dpi in order for us to create a clean sharp image in print.

All artwork must be supplied in a CMYK format (not RGB or Pantone).  Files/images supplied as RGB would have to be converted to CMYK and this may cause a colour shift that you’re not expecting.  If we are required to convert RGB to CMYK, we can not be responsible for the conversion colour.

When supplying final artwork, please ensure all fonts are embedded/outlined.

File Supply
Please send finished artwork to or, if you have any queries relating to these specifications, please call us on 0131 663 5305.

As part of our service, we will use industry recognised Pre-flight software to check that your file fits the supply criteria and, wherever possible, will notify you if it does not.  We will also check the characteristics of your file to your product and advise on any issues and that it matches your job specification however we cannot accept responsibility for checking the accuracy of your file or content.

Our standard procedure is NOT to supply proofs although, if required, we can email you a rendered PDF proof for approval prior to print.  This must be agreed before placing your order and extra time should be factored into your schedule to allow for the processing and proofing stages.

Below are some common templates that may help you when putting your artwork together:

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