Artwork and Technical Specifications

Our artwork and design services use the latest programs.

From Business Cards to Brochures

Whether you need business cards, DL flyers or something else, we’re confident of delivering the highest standard of printing in Adelaide.

Mercury Printing have a solid understanding of the printing process. This ensures the proof you approve is supplied as the final printed copy.

We also accept artwork produced from commercial design applications.

If you’re supplying artwork for printing, the following guidelines allow us to complete your job smoothly and on time.

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“Close enough is never good enough at Mercury Printing. We work with you on all jobs to get the best result.”

General Printing Guidelines

  • All files must be in CMYK and/or spot colour. RGB is not suitable, but we can convert to CMYK on request

  • All linked files must be supplied for each job including all fonts and placed images

  • In certain applications (particularly PC jobs) it is preferable to ‘outline’ any fonts used to avoid font problems. If using InDesign, please ensure that you check the option to ‘include fonts and links from any hidden layers’

  • Any raster files (Photoshop EPS, TIF, JPG, etc) should have a resolution of 300dpi when placed at 100% into any artwork

  • Any missing files may cause delays in finishing the job

  • All jobs must have 3mm of bleed outside of the trim area, if trimming is required

Artwork can be supplied as:

  • DVD-R/RW (Mac & PC)
  • USB sticks
  • Email – maximum file size 20mb
  • Print ready PDFs

We accept files in these formats:

  • InDesign (Mac & PC)
  • Illustrator (Mac & PC)
  • Photoshop (Mac & PC)
  • Acrobat (Mac & PC)

A Final Note

We do not accept Word or Publisher as print artwork. You need to supply a ‘Print Ready’ PDF. Files presented in these programs may incur additional charges to convert them into print artwork.

If you have questions, please contact our friendly team and we can discuss the printing process.


Whether you need a new letterhead, business cards, a brochure or something more complex, our team is ready to assist.

Call us 08 8382 4466 or fill in our contact form and we’ll provide an obligation-free quote.