Please ensure all artwork for print is supplied in line with these specifications. Clear Design cannot accept
responsibility for print errors or late deliveries where artwork has been supplied incorrectly

FILE FORMATS – Files can be provided in the following formats:

  • Adobe Illustrator up to CC 2019
  • Adobe Photoshop up to CC 2019
  • Coreldraw up to Version X7

FILE SPECS

  • Please send the file to be printed on disk or e-mail.
  • All graphics should be 300dpi, to ensure a best quality print.
  • Graphics must be saved in CMYK mode.
  • Please allow 5mm bleed for cutting purposes.
  • Please convert fonts to paths/curves.
  • CUTTING FILES must be provided in vector format (.ai)

IMAGE QUALITY

  • For the best print quality please provide vector files.
  • Please do not take a 72dpi graphic and change it to 300dpi – it
    will not improve the image quality.

COLOUR

  • If you would like your print to be a certain colour please provide
    a colour swatch, proof or Pantone reference to ensure correct
    match. We only print in CMYK and certain Pantone colours can
    vary by up to 20%.
  • Clear Design will supply a proof when matching colour. Your print job will commence on sample sign off.
  • If you have WHITE in your artwork, please indicate this by using a
    different colour but is labelled white.

DTP

  • We also offer an editing service at R 450 per hour.

TURNAROUND TIME

  • PRINT ONLY: 3 working days
  • PRINT AND MANUFACTURE: 10-15 working days
Laser & Engraving Artwork Requirements

Please ensure all artwork for laser cutting is supplied in line with these specifications. Clear Design cannot accept responsibility for cutting errors or late deliveries where artwork has been supplied incorrectly

FILE FORMATS – Files can be provided in the following formats:

  • Files can be provided in the following formats: Preferably a 2D polylined profile in DXF format / Adobe Illustrator version CS3 or below / CorelDRAW X7 or below.

FONTS

  • We require artwork to have all fonts created to outlines.

SOFTWARE

  • If you do not have access to software for drawing your parts, we have an inhouse design team that would be able to draw your parts for you

CUTTING SIZE

  • Maximum cutting size area: 1200mm x 2500.
CNC Cutting Artwork Requirments

Please ensure all artwork for CNC router cutting is supplied in line with these specifications. Clear Design cannot accept responsibility for cutting errors or late deliveries where artwork has been supplied incorrectly.

FILE FORMATS – Files can be provided in the following formats:

  • Files can be provided in the following formats: Preferably a 2D polylined profile in DXF format / Adobe Illustrator version CS3 or below / CorelDRAW X7 or below

FONTS

  • We require artwork to have all fonts created to outlines.

SOFTWARE

  • If you do not have access to software for drawing your parts, we have an inhouse design team that would be able to draw your parts for you
Diamond Edge Polishing Important Notes

High quality diamond edge polishing process does not stress the acrylic like flame polishing and buff polishing can. The process is machine based using diamond tips that skim the edge of the material leaving a chrystal clear edge

Here’s what you need to know to ensure a successful diamond edge polishing project:

MUST BE CORRECTLY CUT

  • It is important that all materials are correctly cut before diamond polishing can take place. The ideal cutting option is CNC router and laser cutting. Hand cutting using jig saw and table saw cutting is not recommended as a pre-cut edge is needed first to clean up the material to allow Diamond edge polishing to take place.

ALLOW LARGE PANEL SIZE

  • If you are suppling your own material for diamond edge polishing please allow for large panel size to be supplied which Clear Design will cut to final size before polishing your materials.