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Please use the following checklist when preparing files for printing by


  1. Correct Aspect Ratio for print size ordered
  2. File formats: sRGB, 8bit, JPG, PNG, TIFF, PSD - flat, no layers
  3. File size set as Output size
  4. DPI: 180dpi - 300dpi
  5. No CMYK or PDF
  6. Maximum file size - approx 125MB
  7. Maximum file pixel dimensions - no greater than 10,000px long side

Code Ice Prints operate a professional ICC colour managed workflow.
Take care to supply files suitable for high quality print production and that your preparation work is done on a correctly calibrated screen.


Templates are available to assist in preparing your print files DOWNLOAD PRINT TEMPLATES

Aspect Ratio

ensure that your image aspect ratio is correct

Image aspect ratio must match print aspect ratio.

For example, if you supply a square image but order a print at A4 then the printed image will be cropped or distorted.


Custom size prints
When you place a print order at your digital image files will be output at the sizes entered into the "OUTPUT SIZE - SHORT SIDE" and "OUTPUT SIZE - LONG SIDE" options on our order screen at custom sized print production.

For example, you may wish to have your image file printed at A3 dimensions (297mm x 420mm) as shown here:
A3 aspect ratio output
and so in your image editing software the output size settings for your image file might look something like this:
image size dialogue box

therefore on our order screen at custom sized print production you would enter the following output dimensions:
example output dimensions for a print order at

File formats

*We recommend the use of JPEG files, they are excellent for electronic transfer and your uploads will be faster.


If you are unsure about any of this or have specific requirements not covered here then our expert support is always available.
Please contact us by email


Also see our FAQ "how do I order a print?" guide



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