Edinburgh Copyshop Ltd.

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section, you will find the answers to some commonly asked questions. If you feel there is something else we should add, please suggest this to us by contacting us.

Should my artwork contain bleed?

Yes, when looking for an edge to edge print it is recommended that you provide a 2mm bleed around all edges. This allows for tolerances in cutting equipment and ensures that your print can run to the edge.

What is the best resolution for printing?

150 dpi at full size for large format printing (A2 and larger). 200dpi for smaller files.

How should I prepare my files?

  • Photoshop documents need to be flattened or merged –to preserve formatting.
  • CAD or vector files would be safest as a PDF or illustrator AI files.
  • For Autocad disappointment is best avoided by binding xrefs and including a CTB file for your pen settings.
  • InDesign files should be packaged to include all fonts and images, or exported as a print ready PDF.
  • Illustrator files are best provided with all linked files embedded and all fonts outlines. This way we can be sure that it will look as you intend.
  • JPEG files can just be provided as they are, however please consider the resolution depending on the size you wish to print.

Can I get parked near the Copyshop?

Whilst there are no parking areas directly outside the shop, we have provided some suitable areas whereby you can get parked. Please click on the map for more details.

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What are the most common paper sizes?

The sizes used in the UK are European 'A' sizes. A table of the most common of these sizes can be seen below. We are able to print to most sizes and can crop to suit your needs.

European ‘A’ sizes
A6 105mm x 148.5mm
A5 148.5mm x 210mm
A4 210mm x 297mm
A3 297mm x 420mm
A2 420mm x 594mm
A1 594mm x 840mm


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