Complete artwork can be supplied as either a press quality PDF file and an Outlined AI file only. If your file does not meet these guidelines, our Art Department can fix it for you, which will be charged out at our hourly rate.
Microsoft Word/Canva (and other text-editing programs) may be used to create rough compositions, or to communicate design ideas. However, they are not suitable for creating print-ready artwork. These files will need to be re-drawn, at our hourly rate.
Please ensure the following criteria are met when submitting artwork:
All artwork must be applied on our supplied PDF dieline (with dimensions layer showing). If there is any centre text, this can be deleted.
Substrate (colour of packaging) must be coloured to the PMS (Pantone) colour of the packaging. This works better if on a seperate layer.
Unless otherwise stated, all artwork needs to be set with PMS (Pantone) colours from the Pantone Solid Coated Booklet.
All PMS (Pantone) colours used, needs to be listed on the artwork dieline.
Weltrade requires artwork to have 0mm of bleed, unless advised.
All barcodes need to be in PMS (Pantone) colour and numbers converted to outlines.
If artwork has foil or UV varnish, this must be represted as:
1. 100% Magenta
2. On a seperate layer
All text on the artwork needs to be converted to outlines.
All other symbols (recycling, Australian Made) need to be .eps and embedded into the ai file.
Weltrade’s preferred format of receiving artwork is as a press quality PDF file.
Please submit artwork as seperate press quality PDF’s per SKU.
*TUBES: Please make sure your tube artwork has an Eye Mark. This is for your manufacturer so that when they fill your product they can crimp it in the centre. As a guide, eye marks are generally 7mmx3mm or 5mmx2mm. However, we recommend you speak to your manufacturer to see what their sizing requirements are for their machinery.
Customers who send their own artwork are fully responsible for the end result of printing. Please ensure that all ingredients have the correct spelling.
Customers are reminded to submit print-ready artwork with the correct specifications as outlined in our design guidelines above. We will print whatever you submit, and we are not responsible for artwork mistakes which includes design, spelling, grammar.
Press Quality PDF Artwork Example: HERE
Did you know We have a specialist packaging designer in house that can assist with barcode creation. If you need an original design created from scratch, we would love to help! Our fully qualified – staffed Art Department is fast, reliable, and capable of producing great original designs.
If, after reading this page, you are still unsure of whether or not your art meets our guidelines, please give us a call at 075597 0102, for a chat.