Artwork Guidelines

Please note the following dates:
13 December 2017 - Gotfunk will be closed for all business for our Office Year End
15 December 2017 - Final date for collections. Gotfunk will be closing on this date
Skeleton Staff will be available on dev@gotfunk.co.za for email queries. Regretfully, the office number will not be available in this time
08 January 2018 - Gotfunk will re-open for business

Note:

1) If for some reason your artwork is not ready for print, there will be additional fees to fix the artwork. This is due to the fact that it takes time to perform the necessary procedures to get the file ready for print.

2) If artwork is provided to us print-ready, you are 100% responsible for the accuracy for your layouts.

3) Artwork can be accepted in preferrably CorelDRAW, otherwise Photoshop (600dpi CMYK), Illustrator or an Open PDF can also be accepted. High res jpegs can also be sent but this is not recommended for quality print.
- Artwork must be supplied in CMYK
- Images must preferrably be minimum 600dpi. 300dpi can be sent and we will advice if the file will print correctly
- Fonts must be converted to Curves/Rasterised/Paths
Anything out of this range (and not sent in CorelDRAW), may be subject to artwork fees. Please note that the colour you see on your screen or what you print on your printer at home or at the office have NOTHING to do with how it will come out on press. Screens use RGB colour space and we print in CMYK colour space.

4) Please ensure if the files are sent in a vector format, that there are no fonts (the fonts MUST BE converted), images are of high res and artwork is designed on CMYK. We do not take responsibility on low quality images, colour shift do to desings done as RGB, and if the fonts do not import correctly if they have not been converted.

 

Business Cards

Dimensions
Your document size should be the exact trim size plus a 4mm bleed (eg: the finished, cut business card is 90x50mm, then artwork must be supplied on a 94x54mm document). Even if the file had no bleed with the white edges the bleed must be included. There should not be more canvas size than required

Safe Area

The safe area is 2mm inside the trim area. This is essential for avoiding any information from being cut in the trimming process.

Colour

Please make sure all artwork is started and finished in CMYK to avoid any colour shifting. No pantones, spot colours or RGB. Check your values carefully before submitting any artwork. Certain colours may look different on your computer screen in comparison to the final product.

Borders
Borders are not accepted as in the cutting process, the cards may shift by half a mm, and the borders will look un-even

 

Flyers

Dimensions

Your document size should be the exact trim size plus a 4mm bleed. Even if the file has no bleed with the white edges, the bleed must be included. There should not be more canvas size than required. The flyers work on the following sizes:

A4 = Artwork must be 301x214mm, will be cut to 297x210mm
A5 = Artwork must be 152x214mm, will be cut to 148x210mm
A6 = Artwork must be 152x109mm, will be cut to 148x109mm
DL = Artwork must be 103x214mm, will be cut to 99x210mm

Safe Area

The safe area is 2mm inside the trim area. This is essential for avoiding any information from being cut in the trimming process.

Colour

Please make sure all artwork is started and finished in CMYK to avoid any colour shifting. No pantones, spot colours or RGB. Check your values carefully before submitting any artwork. Certain colours may look different on your computer screen in comparison to the final product.

Borders

Borders are not accepted as in the cutting process, the flyers may shift by half a mm, and as a result the borders will look un-even

Other Designs

Most of our designs and printing need to adhere to strict rules for it to print correctly. All products except paper printing require templates to work on that must be done in CorelDRAW. If you are able to work on corelDRAW, we will send the templates for the artwork. If the artwork cannot be done on the correct templates, artwork costs will apply