Artwork Guide

Our size guide

We’ve listed below the standard paper sizes along with the bleed we need to print a perfect job. Please note: files should be supplied hi-resolution including bleeds and print will be returned at the finished sizes.

A1 594mm x 841mm, with bleed 600mm x 847mm
A2 420mm x 594mm, with bleed 426mm x 600mm
A3 297mm x 420mm, with bleed 303mm x 426mm
A4 210mm x 297mm, with bleed 216mm x 303mm
A5 148mm x 210mm, with bleed 154mm x 216mm
A6 105mm x 148mm, with bleed 111mm x 154mm
DL 210mm x 99mm, with bleed 216mm x 105mm
Business Cards 85mm x 55mm, with bleed 91mm x 61mm


All artwork must include a 3mm bleed on all sides (see sizes above), all text and images should be at least 5mm from the crop guides. This is because cutting can only be accurate to about 1.5mm when finishing small items like postcards and flyers.


All non-vector artwork should be supplied at a minimum of 300dpi. Any artwork supplied lower than 300dpi may print blurred. EPS and Illustrator files should have the final output set to 2540. PDF’s should be set as Print optimised, overall resolution of 2540, individual line art resolution 1200dpi and individual bitmap resolution 300dpi.


Unless specified all colour printing is full colour and should be completed and saved in CMYK process, Selman Print cannot take responsibility for any unexpected results experienced from artwork supplied in non-CMYK colours.