Each page of an uploaded PDF must be 289mm wide and 360mm inches high with 15mm margins on all four sides (bottom, top, left, right). Your final printable image will be 289mm by 360mm. This layout is automatic if using our Designer, including PDF creation.
File & Page Specifications
If using our Online Designer or Templates, all information here is not needed.
For Upload PDF Orders: Any size of file is fine!
All file must be sent as PDF Format and only with CMYK coloring (not RGB). We recommend 300 DPI. Also, be sure to create your fonts as 100% black (K).
All PDF'S must be on one file. All PDF'S will be printed in the page order of the file received.
If you need help putting your PDF'S in one file and in proper page order, please use this free link: PDF Split and Merge
If you need help creating a Print Ready PDF, we suggest using one of these Free PDF creators.
For optimal printing we suggest 100% black fonts, gray-scale and CMYK, not RGB, coloring. While RGB Coloring will print in most cases fairly well when transferred to a black and white pdf, and a great many newspaper are printed this way, it is not quite as clear as the way suggested above. Also, RGB text will not print on a color document. Use 100% black text fonts for color documents.
We suggest all images (pictures, photos or scans) uploaded into your newspaper be at least 300 dpi for optimum printing. Be aware that the more you enlarge your image, the lower quality your picture will have. Makemynewspaper.co.uk holds no responsibility for the quality of the images within the pdf's sent to us for publication, or through our Designer.
IMAGE INDICATOR: Any image uploaded at 300 dpi will show in the Designer in its original size. Any image uploaded LESS than 300 dpi will show up smaller than the original you uploaded. This means the image has been auto-corrected to 300 dpi, and we highly recommend you do not enlarge this image. A smaller image means the dpi is less than optimal and any enlarging will probably result in less than optimal print quality.
Note: Artwork taken from the internet IS NOT print quality, because it has a resolution of 72 dpi! Taking an image from the internet and enlarging it or increasing the dpi in an imaging program does not solve the problem - in fact it makes the quality of the image worse. Besides, you take the risk of using a copy righted image. We suggest either using your own pictures or purchase stock photography. If you must use an image at that dpi, understand it will show up in our Designer very small as its been converted to 300 dpi, and any enlarging is risky. Also, the opposite is true. Files need not be abnormally large. Our Designer will not allow for images larger than 15 mg to be uploaded (Vistit or FAQ's for help) .
For optimum printable pdf’s and automated embedded fonts in Custom Orders, we recommend using any pdf maker that offers true pre-press options. If you don’t have or know of a pdf maker, we suggest as a choice the FREE pdf maker PrimoPdf, by Nitro PDF Software, whose link is listed. Just click the link and download. Use the Pre-Press option when making your pdf's.
Any work in our Designer is adjusted automatically. No need to worry about fonts.