Artwork Guide

To ensure you supply your artwork to us correctly, we’ve put together a set of artwork specs to help ensure you supply it to us in the correct format, with the right bleed, resolution etc which will ensure no delays and your artwork is produced correctly.

POSTER ARTWORK SPECS

Format: High Res PDF with all transparencies flattened, fonts outlined and correct overprint / knockout settings (particularly on any white elements).
Resolution: Minimum 200dpi, CMYK.
Dimensions: All in mm, allow 3mm bleed all round. Some items require a 30mm safe zone, please refer to the relevant template for specific requirements. Templates can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Please include crop marks with the artwork.

COPY GUIDELINES

City of Edinburgh Council have asked us to not display any posters that do not have a direct link to a show / event on at Edinburgh’s August festivals. So for example: no merchandise, DVDs and tour dates. Please ensure that your posters do not contain any offensive language. If you are unsure of anything, please feel free to send us a copy of your artwork before going to production.

DEADLINES

FIRST RELEASE
Artwork Deadline: Friday 8th June 6pm.
To ensure advertising display period Monday 30th July to Monday 27th August.

SECOND RELEASE
Artwork Deadline: Friday 13th July 6pm.
To ensure advertising display period Friday 3rd August to Monday 27th August.

 

Please ensure we receive your artwork NO LATER THAN 6pm on FRIDAY 13th JULY

(Any artwork received after this date will still be produced but might miss the second release in-charge date of 3rd August at the latest - you've been warned!)

LABELING YOUR ARTWORK

If you are supplying artwork for us to print from, please label your artwork clearly as below…

SALES ORDER REF (this begins SOR0XXXXX) - SHOW NAME - POSTER SIZE Example: SOR072345 - Your Show Name - 60x40.pdf

SUPPLYING YOUR ARTWORK TO US
  • If the file is under 15MB please email it to fringe@outofhand.co.uk
  • If the file is over 15MB please go to https://outofhand.wetransfer.com/ where you will be able to upload artwork to us.

    Please also forward the wetransfer confirmation email to fringe@outofhand.co.uk to ensure we can download your artwork.

    OVERS

    We recommend ordering a minimum of 10% overs in case of damage. As the posters are on display for 4 weeks, they may become damaged. If you order enough spares, we can replace any boards that become damaged throughout the festival.

    For more information or to discuss your individual artwork requirements please contact our Reprographics team:

    art@outofhand.co.uk
    0117 953 6363

    SIZES

    4 SHEETS / 60” X 40”
    Artwork Size: 1016mm wide x 1524mm tall
    Orientation: Portrait

    8 SHEETS / 60” X 80”
    Artwork Size: 2032mm wide x 1524mm tall
    Orientation: Landscape

    12 SHEETS / 60” X 120”
    Artwork Size: 3048mm wide x 1524mm tall
    Orientation: Landscape

    A1 TRIANGLES
    Artwork Size: 594mm wide x 841mm tall
    Orientation: Portrait

    A3 POSTER PACKS
    Artwork Size: 297mm wide x 420mm tall
    Orientation: Portrait

    COWGATE PILLARS
    Artwork Size: Various
    Orientation: Portrait

    CROWD BARRIER JACKET
    Artwork Size: 1m high x 2.2m wide
    Orientation: Landscape

    FENCE TOPS
    Artwork Size: 0.5m high x 3.5m wide
    Orientation: Landscape

    FESTIVAL TOWERS
    Artwork Size: 1219mm wide x 2438mm tall
    Orientation: Portrait

    LAMP POST WRAPS - FULL LENGTH
    Artwork Size: (Flat):1200mm wide x 2000mm tall
    (Folded): 600mm wide x 2000mm tall
    Orientation: Portrait
    Each artwork should be supplied as 2000mm x 600mm but positioned next to each other to make one artwork of 2000mm x 1200mm

    PHONE KIOSK
    Artwork Size: Various
    Orientation: Portrait

    RAILING BOARDS - 30” X 20” / DOUBLE CROWN
    Artwork Size: 508mm wide x 762mm tall
    Orientation: Portrait

    RAILING BOARDS - 30” X 40” / QUAD
    Artwork Size: 1016mm wide x 762mm tall
    Orientation: Landscape

    RAILING BOARDS - 30” X 80” / DOUBLE QUAD
    Artwork Size: 2032mm wide x 762mm tall
    Orientation: Landscape

    VENUE WAY FINDING ARROWS
    Artwork Size: 210mm high x 550mm wide
    Orientation: Landscape

    WIDESCREENS
    Artwork Size: 2056mm wide x 728mm tall
    Orientation: Landscape

     

    Please download our artwork templates HERE if needed

     

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