An item was added to your favourites

Check + Upload your artwork for printing

For your design to come to life as intended, artwork must be accurately configured as a print-ready PDF.

  • The Distillery already have your final artwork? – Fantastic, we’ll proceed to production and let you know of any queries.
  • Using Canva? – due to Canva PDF limitations, there may be some back-and-forth between us.

Please telephone us on 02 9360 9958 for support. We’d love to help.

Within InDesign / Illustrator

Set up Spot Swatches

For each letterpress ink, foil, emboss and die-line print processes, set as separate Spot colour swatches.

This creates a separate ‘channel’ which can be isolated.

  • No Tint % values. Use 100% tint only

For [Black], use K=100 (or a ‘Black’ Spot colour) only

  • No rich black process value
  • No [Registration]

CMYK – leave as process swatches

Expectations: Your CMYK values will print slightly differently. CMYK is not a universal colour matching system – it is simply 4 sets of numbers that generate different outcomes everywhere. A CMYK colour hue seen on a laptop will appear different on every other laptop, phone and printer.

Leave paper colour as white

  • If the paper stock is coloured, do not draw background colour.
  • Supply paper stock instructions separately

Outline typography

  • Create Outlines of all fonts

Separate all processes on different pages

Duplicate your artwork canvas multiple times, then isolate each process to its single process page. Example:

  • Page 1 = Combined preview of everything
  • Page 2 = Letterpress ink #1 only
  • Page 3 = Letterpress ink #2 only
  • Page 4 = CMYK only
  • Page 5 = Foil #1 only
  • Page 6 = Die-line only

Export + Save the PDF with

  • Crop Marks only (InDesign), or
  • Trim Marks only (Illustrator)
  • 3mm bleed

Upload your print-ready PDF

Fill out my online form.