Printing Checklist

Morningside Printers & Graphics is pleased to accept files from all major Mac OS and Windows applications. However they must conform to the following specifications.

We accept files from the following applications:

  • Mac OS and Windows
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Quark XPress
  • Macromedia Freehand
  • Corel Draw

If any scanning, typesetting or alteration is involved it must be clearly marked on copy (i.e. fax and lasers).

We support various transfer methods: (Mac OS and Windows)

  • Floppy Disk
  • Iomega Zip
  • E-mail
  • File Transfer Protocol
  • CD

Whenever possible removable media will be sent back separately from your printed artwork for safety reasons.

Please make sure that exactly 2mm bleed is placed on your artwork where needed, artwork to be 1-up on a single page document. Where possible convert your text to paths, curves or outlines.

Please remember to supply us with all the relevant files for output (e.g.. fonts and graphics) otherwise this may incur a delayed delivery. If you have any other files in your transfer besides the files you want us to use, please clearly mark the files which are intended for output. Also, please let us know what files are attached and for what product. Without this, your job may incur a delay. Please ensure that all images supplied are of a resolution of 300dpi. If mailing your material please include a colour or a black & white proof copy of your file and also include all fonts, scans and linked items on your disk. Please do not supply Quark Xpress artwork containing linked text boxes. Artwork containing linked text boxes will be rejected.

Make sure all colours are nominated PMS or CMYK. Please note that certain Pantone colours are outside the printable colour range of CMYK devices.

Screen colours are never accurate, please check your Pantone or CMYK specifications. Always indicate exact file & output size and the stock required.

Please check document sizes to the output specifications.

If delivery is urgent please check your deadline is achievable.

Please label any mailed artwork material with a return address.

We require document page sizes to be as listed:

  • BC 89mm x 54mm
  • DL 98mm x 210mm
  • A6 103mm x 148mm
  • A5 148mm x 210mm
  • A4 210mm x 297mm
  • A3 297mm x 420mm
  • A2 420mm x 594mm
  • A1 594mm x 840mm