Artwork Guidance

We always get questions about setting up artwork for print, we’re listening and we want to help.

We have created this page to help our customers create brilliant print ready artwork, giving maximum results with minimum stress.

How to create Print Ready PDF

Step 1

Choose a file format. PDF works best.

Step 2

Add a bleed area, we suggest 3mm. This is only required for bleed-to-edge artwork.

Step 3

Embed all fonts or convert to vector paths.

Step 4

Save your artwork as a single-layered image using a CMYK colour model.

Download our B&B Print Preset

Step 1

Go to Adobe PDF Presets management - The path is file > Adobe PDF Presets > Define

Step 2

Load our B&B Press Print preset you’ve just downloaded - Click on Load, locate the file and then “Open”.

Step 3

Your B&B Press preset has now been imported in Adobe InDesign. You can now see the preset in your list and can use it when exporting files from Adobe InDesign.

Download Preset

Carbon Balanced Print

As our customer, you are entitled to use our unique Carbon Balanced Print logo on your artwork when it’s printed by us.

There are some guidelines that need to be followed when using this logo, to make your life easy here is an easy-to-follow guideline list you can follow when designing.

Print logos can be used on most printed items, there are a few versions of this logo to choose from.

Packaging logos (Carton) are created for packaging use only. 

Download Guidelines Download Print Logos Download Packaging Logos

Love Paper 

The Love Paper® logo is a simple, eye-catching way to tell customers that you care about the environment and use products from an inherently sustainable industry. The logo’s subtle design and colour variations are an effective yet unintrusive addition to any paper product, from printed catalogues and books to direct mail and product packaging.

Download Love Paper Logos

How To Submit Your Artwork

Once your artwork is ready you can upload your files here.

They will arrive in our artwork folder and we will be happy to start work on your order once we receive them.
You will always receive proof from us before we print your order.

Display Print

Here are some templates to help you when creating your artwork for any of our display print products.

Download Display Print Preset

Using Canva

Canva is now one of the most popular graphic design tools. It's the perfect tool for beginners, people who just want to make a quick graphic, and anyone who values ease of use. We use it ourselves too.  If you're using Canva when creating artwork to print there are a few things worth knowing. Here are some helpful links to offer guidance and help you get the best results. 
 Prepare Your Canva for Print Downloading a CMYK PDF

Frequently asked questions

What format should I supply my artwork and how should it be set up?
We would suggest sending us a high-resolution print-ready PDF, with ticks and bleeds.
If you need help with this check out our Artwork Guidance page.

If you can’t supply a print-ready PDF the preferred option is an Indesign file. PowerPoint, Word etc are not recommended for high-quality publications.
Should I use RGB or CMYK?
When you prepare artwork for printing, always use CMYK. This means you’ll get the best results. We always send you a proof to make sure you are happy with colour conversions before we print.
Will I see proof before you print my project?

Simple, you can upload our files here. They will arrive in our artwork folder and we will be happy to start work on your order once we receive them. If it is data you are sending for a mailout please send

Can I change something after I’ve had my proof?

Yes - unlike some ‘online’ print companies we will pre-flight check your artwork file and prepare a CMYK print-ready file to send you for your approval before we start the printing process. 

For colour, critical projects contract colour correct proofs can be supplied for a small additional cost.

Why Use
B&B Press?


Taking on our own logic behind the Be Brilliant Club we apply this to everything we do.

We have brilliant staff, use brilliant equipment, produce brilliant print and deliver a brilliant ROI for our clients.

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