Mechanical Specifications


Acceptable formats

• Preferred format:
Adobe high resolution print PDF. Version 1.3/1.4

(Please use the PDF/X1a:2001 setting if available)

Please make sure your PDF:

  • - has a 5mm bleed area
  • - is offset by at least 5mm
  • - includes crop marks
  • - all images/logos are CMYK
  • - all images/logos are 300dpi
  • - images are compressed
  • - all fonts are embedded
  • - any transparency has been flattened
  •  - combined colour ink density must not exceed 300% 

Please ensure that: 

  • - all fonts are supplied – screen & printer
  • - all CMYK images and logotypes are supplied
  • - please ensure that all images are 300dpi and CMYK
  • - images are supplied as either TIFF, EPS or JPEG

Please note:

Although we are able to convert RGB images to CMYK, we will not be held responsible for any change in colour/quality following conversion

How to supply artwork

When sending us artwork please clearly indicate the following

  • - your company details
  • - name of the advertisement
  • - name of publication it is booked in
  • - your contact name, email address and telephone number.

Artwork can be submitted via:

1.Email – Attachments must not exceed 18Mb. Please include, in the email, the required information (see above).

Email to:

2.FTP site – Please go to the link below and follow the instuctions:

Hard copy proofs

Please supply colour proofs at 100%, including crop marks. Proofs must be generated from the PDF or file supplied.

Lincolnbrody Ltd will not accept responsibility for any errors that result due to the non-provision of a hard copy proof.