Sending Large Artwork Files

If your artwork files are too large for email, there are a few alternative ways to send us your files. You can also make the files smaller without compromising the quality, using a few simple tricks.

Transferring Large Files To Us

As you’ll be sending high resolution files to us for print, unless they’re vector, they may be quite large file sizes that aren’t suitable for email (generally the email attachment limit is around 10MB). We also have a cap on the file size we can accept through our forms.

If that’s the case, below are some options we recommend for sending files to us.

Using WeTransfer

For large files one of the easiest ways to send to us is via WeTransfer. Drag in your files to upload and it will provide you with a link.

How to Upload to WeTransfer Website

Once you have copied the link, paste it into our enquiry form or an email. We will click the link to download the file, and after a few days your file will be securely deleted from WeTranfer’s servers.

Shared from Dropbox

If you prefer to use Dropbox, you can use Right Click > Share Dropbox LinkThis also works for folders. Paste the link into your email or enquiry.

How to Share Dropbox Link From Desktop

You can also do this via the Dropbox site by using the Share button.

How to Share Link From Dropbox Website

If you do share a whole folder with us, please do not give us editing privileges, as there is potential for us to accidently become a ‘member’ of your folder and until we unlink them, could accidently delete your sole copy of a file without realising.

Making Your File Sizes Smaller

Perhaps you’ve got limited data allowance or slow internet speeds, there are a few simple ways to compress your files – at no expense to the artwork quality. It can also help you send files that are small enough for our form uploads (if you don’t want to use WeTransfer as shown above).

Zip Your Files

This is always recommended, and it allows you to upload files that our forms don’t natively support (like common Adobe formats such as .psd & .ai).

To zip a file on Windows, simply select the file or folders you need and then Right Click > Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.

How to Zip Files via Right Click Menu

Hide All Groups / Layers (.psd files)

If you’re familiar with Photoshop, you can hide the Groups and Background to get an extra reduction. Bear in mind, we will turn on all layers again on our end, so make sure you delete any layers you don’t want beforehand (else they’ll be resurrected). Zip the file after, for a final reduction.

Comparison of File Sizes After Reduction

Combining both methods outlined here gives a file size reduction of 65%.

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