Before submitting artwork, please make sure you have read these guidelines carefully as we cannot accept responsibility for any incorrect printing due to setup / artwork error.
We only accept files in PDF, AI, EPS, JPEG, PSD or TIF Formats
(Tif / PSD files must be flattened)
is a popular free online design platform which you can use to create your own artwork for flags, banners and backdrops. Set your artboard to scale in proportion and export your design as a 'PDF for Print'.
Type & Text
All Text on files should ideally be converted to outlines, curves or paths. Please make sure text is converted if possible in your software before saving PDF files.
All Files should be set to CMYK format. Please make sure there are no spot colours or pantones in your artwork as this can output unexpected results. As our service is a CMYK 4 colour process we cannot guarantee exact matches to Pantone, Ral or Spot colours.
Please supply files in a CMYK format. Files supplied to us in an RGB format will be automatically converted to CMYK and you will not be notified of this. Please be aware that Print machines, hand held devices and desktop printers will interpret and show colours differently to each other. We cannot be held responsible for colours printing incorrectly due to errors in supplied print files.
We print on a wide range of different machines and cannot guarantee a perfect match from one print method to another. Due to print tolerances and the nature of our business we cannot guarantee an exact match to something that is shown on a computer screen. Most creams, greys and CMYK printed golds can print differently to how they look on screen.
If you are unsure regarding colours then please ask or quote a Pantone reference. Pantone colour matching is an extra charge of £30+vat per colour. Due to the nature and limitations of the CMYK printing system exact Pantone matches cannot be guaranteed. Please note that Pantone references used in print files will be converted to CMYK prior to printing which will not guarantee a colour match.
For larger jobs it is advisable to order a minimum order sample of the colour before ordering, but doing this will delay the order for another 5-6 working days.
For certain items an artwork template is supplied on the product page. These templates are only for items which are set to a specified size. Ie feather flags / deckchairs etc. This will need downloading and your artwork setting on the template prior to ordering. If using the template please assign a separate layer for the artwork and save as a layered pdf, ai or eps file. Please embed images and create outlines on the type before saving. Ask us for SVG format templates if you are using software such as Canva.
List of products which use templates
- Feather Flags
- Directors Chairs
- Heras Fence Covers
- Fabric Backdrop Stands
Size & Scale
The orientation of the print file must match the orientation on the order
We accept files at actual size or at scale:
- 1:2 scale (50% actual size)
- 1:5 scale (20% actual Size)
- 1:10 scale (10% actual size)
- 1:20 scale (5% actual size)
Overprints MUST NOT be used in files.
Print file names much be as short and descriptive as possible.
Print files MUST NOT contain ICC colour profiles
Use of Black
Correct Black Settings gives the print a deeper colour as sometimes using just black the image can look grainy and 'washed out’. If you have files with large amounts of black in the file, use the following guidelines.
UV Printing i.e. PVC/Mesh Banners
We recommend using a rich black which is made up of:
C50 / M50 / Y 50/ K100.
We recommend using a rich black which is made up of:
C10 / M10 / Y10 / K100.
All images must be embedded into the document.
Please make sure that you save your file to the DPI Guidelines below. (In case of scaled files i.e.: if your file is set at 1:10 (10%) scale then the DPI must be x10 times higher to compensate)
Vinyls, Static cling, Posters, Small stickers, Window decals
- Upto A4 Size 300dpi
- Over A3 Size 150dpi
Banners, Backdrops, Foamex, Dibond, Correx, Wallpaper, Contravision
- Up to 2 m sq 125dpi
- 2-5 m sq 100dpi
- 5-25 m sq 80dpi
- 25-50 m sq 50dpi
- Over 50 m sq 30dpi
When ordering make sure you select the finished overall size of your banner including the pockets. So if you select a 1m wide x 2m height, then we will manufacture the banner to a total the height of 2m including the pockets.
Clear areas on pole pockets
Please make sure that you leave a clear area for your pockets. The term ‘clear area’ means no items of text or logos. So if you have 150mm flat pockets top and bottom, please don’t let any text or logos to run into these areas. Please note that on a 1500mm flat pocket you will also need to leave an additional 25mm extra for the weld (so 175mm in total. Background colours or images are fine, just no readable text or logos.
Double sided banners
We have special software which flips certain parts of your banners so as to create a seamless pocket on the opposite side. When ordering a double sided banner please just follow the above steps, as the file(s) will need to be set up in the same way. If you require a different image on each side of your double sided banner not a problem, just upload x2 files stating that you require a different image on each side.
Bleed & Crop Marks
Banners, Fabrics and Backdrops
Set your artwork without bleed or crop marks. On banners please remember to leave clear area all around of 4cm so not to conflict with the position of the eyelets.
Decals, Vinyl Prints, Rigid Boards
Please supply all files with 5mm bleed all round. Please don’t save the files with crop marks.
Cut to shape
Vinyl / static cling
In case of an artwork being cut to shape, we require a 5mm bleed plus a contour cut supplied in a separate layer. The cut line should be a contrasting stroke colour to the artwork and clearly named in an individual layer ‘CutContour’
When showing eyelet positions and/or wind slits or cutter lines on banners. Please supply the artwork file and a separate cutter file. Please ensure that both files are set to the same artboard size and are set to the same scale.
Please supply a separate ai, eps, or pdf file with the cutter or eyelets marks.
Banner World can not be held responsible for any spelling errors / typos / incorrect telephone numbers, or improper setup of files. If we believe that a file is incorrect before production we will contact you and request a new file. We may refuse to accept files not suitably prepared for print. Any additional operations aimed at correcting files to the above guidelines and all changes made by Banner World upon the request of the customer shall be treated as an additional service and may incur an extra surcharge.