Studio Labels

Artwork Specifications

Please read the following carefully to ensure your artwork is effectively reproduced into high quality labels, economically and without delays.

File Requirements

  • All artwork must be supplied in electronic format using the following software:
    • Adobe Illustrator CS3/CS4/CS5 (or earlier versions)
    • Adobe Indesign
    • Please do not supply PDF's as final artwork without contacting us.
  • Files should include all linked images and fonts, .eps files and their original documents.
  • Artwork supplied must be the same size as the finished label and include label dimensions, trim marks or cutter shape and allow 2mm for any bleed.
  • Include clear visuals for colour separations with all other components marked.
  • Provide PMS colour number, swatch or label sample.
  • Scans of bitmap linework for crests, logos and illustrations should be at a minimum of 1200dpi at 100%.
  • Greyscale, duotones and colour scans must be at high resolution of 300dpi at 100%.
  • Studio Labels print at a screen ruling up to 175 line screen.
  • Colour palettes should include ONLY colour swatches used in file.
  • Irregular shapes with sharp points should be discussed for printability at concept stage.
  • Front and back labels require separate artwork files.

Transfer Medium

  • CD/DVD
  • Flash Drives - MacIntosh or PC formatted.
  • Email - 10MB maximum attachment.  
  • A colour laser proof is to be supplied with the artwork file.

Upon request, post production final artwork including pre-press modifications can be forwarded to you for your records.

Regulatory Specifications

  1. Ensure all legal requirements have been taken into account. This includes:
    • Type sizes
    • Wine contents
    • Positioning of type
    • Alcohol statement treatment
  2. Barcodes require correct light margins on both left and right sides and should be no smaller than 80% and not truncated. Ensure the barcode colour and the background allows sufficient contrast for successful barcode scanning. Red is not suitable for barcodes.
  3. We suggest the designer contact us to discuss any queries regarding wine labelling regulations at the early stage of design, to avoid production delays.

World Label Awards WINNER

23 November, 2011

Studio Labels has won the coveted award for the best label at the 2011 World Label Awards.

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