Smalltown Artlab
Fine art printing for creatives

Guide

Guide

 

Quality

Print size @ 300dpi
Use Adobe RGB (1998) colour space
8-bit .tiffs or level 12 .jpegs

Files need to be sized exactly as you would like them printed. If you require an A2 print your file needs to be A2 @ 300dpi. If you’d like a white border please include it.

We have simple Photoshop templates to help with file set-up. Non print-ready files will be charged a fee of $5.00 per file. We will assist you in avoiding these charges.

Download our photoshop
print templates here


Sizes

Our standard print sizes. More on paper sizes.

A5 | 210mm x 148mm
A4 | 297mm x 210mm
A3 | 420mm x 297mm
A2 | 594mm x 420mm
A1 | 841mm x 594mm

For custom sizes please email us.

Resolution

Resolutions for the best results. Tips on resolution.

A5 print | 2480px X 1754px | 6mp
A4 print | 3508px X 2480px | 12mp
A3 print | 4961px X 3508px | 18mp
A2 print | 7016px X 4961px | 36mp
A1 print | 9933px X 7016px | 48mp+


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File upscaling

For the finest results please output your work at it’s maximum resolution. Re-scan or re-export - please don’t upscale small files.

Bleed + Crop marks

Bleed isn’t needed in fine art printing. The best thing to do is supply the finished trim size without bleed or crop marks and we’ll finish the print off perfectly for you.

Files we like

Raws - Export to a .tiff or .jpg @ level 10 or higher
.pdf /.eps /.ai - Outline all fonts and make sure the raster images are at 300dpi and have high quality compression.
.tiff - flatted
.PSD - flatted
.jpg - level 10 or higher


Send

Send your work via WeTransfer or Dropbox 
or any other hosting service of your choice.

Please don’t send files as email attachments.